Under the supervision of the Branch Manager and in accordance with the direction and mission of District 7 HRDC, the Weatherization Installer is delegated the responsibility for assessing, performing and/or directing energy efficiency and installing weatherization measures on low income client homes.
Perform a variety of activities to weatherize homes and make them more energy efficient. Duties include repairing windows, insulating ducts, and performing heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) work. May perform energy audits and advise clients on energy conservation measures. Line and cover structures with insulating materials. May work with batt, roll, or blown insulation materials.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Test and diagnose air flow systems, using furnace efficiency analysis equipment.
- Inspect buildings to identify required weatherization measures, including repair work, modification, or replacement.
- Maintain activity logs, financial transaction logs, or other records of weatherization work performed.
- Apply insulation materials such as loose, blanket, board, and foam insulation to attics, crawl spaces, basements, or walls.
- Prepare or assist in the preparation of bids, contracts, or written reports related to weatherization work.
- Measure and cut insulation for covering surfaces, using tape measures, handsaws, power saws, knives, or scissors.
- Fit, wrap, staple, or glue insulating materials to structures or surfaces, using hand tools or wires.
- Cover and line structures with blown or rolled forms of materials to insulate against cold, heat, or moisture, using saws, knives, rasps, trowels, blowers, or other tools and implements.
- Distribute insulating materials evenly into small spaces within floors, ceilings, or walls, using blowers and hose attachments, or cement mortars.
- Move controls, buttons, or levers to start blowers and regulate flow of materials through nozzles.
- Cut carpet, vinyl or other flexible materials.
- Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly.
- Install insulation in equipment or structures.
- Apply sealants or other protective coatings.
- Follow all established safety protocols and advise Installation Foreman of all safety concerns.
- Maintain records of the purchase of materials and supplies for Weatherization program.
- Maintain the Weatherization Program inventory of tools, materials and supplies by accurately issuing and receiving physical inventory.
- Ensure that worksite is clear of debris and that all leftover materials are picked up and removed from site when appropriate.
- Maintain shop and vehicles in a neat and orderly manner.
- Follow established guidelines for installation procedures.
- Follow work orders for sizes, volumes and measurements, and document any changes to work order.
- Establish rapport with clients to ensure that clients are informed and aware of weatherization measures performed.
- Implements agency work plans at the program level to ensure achievement of set goals.
- Brings creative suggestions and potential solutions to direct supervisor regarding work barriers and team efficiency.
Must have the ability to use test equipment, calculators and work in confined spaces. Must have knowledge of home construction principles and procedures and experience in home construction or remodeling. Must have knowledge of safety requirements for construction and related industries. Strong organizational, listening and communication skills, including both verbal and written are required. The employee must have the ability to work with low-income and disadvantaged people with an objective, non-judgmental attitude. The employee must be a team player to ensure overall program success. Knowledge of home heating systems is helpful.
Building and Construction
- Effectively communicates on all platforms.
- Demonstrates dependability and punctuality.
- Adheres to a consistent work schedule.
- Demonstrates professionalism in the workplace.
- Modeling an objective and non-judgmental attitude.
- Work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment to build a cohesive team.
— Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
— Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
— Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Production and Processing
— Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Customer and Personal Service
— Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
— The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent; and a minimum of three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of related work experience and training to fully meet the required qualifications.
Licenses and Certifications:
Must possess a valid Montana Driver’s License, proof of personal automobile insurance and must meet insurability requirements for agency automobile insurance policy.