On the Job
Weatherization Technicians work to make homes more energy efficient. They perform tasks such as repairing windows, insulating air ducts, and recommending more weatherization options for homeowners. They may also perform energy audits.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Clean equipment or facilities.
- Inspect completed work to ensure proper installation.
- Inspect industrial or commercial equipment to ensure proper operation.
- Inspect work sites to determine condition or necessary repairs.
- Prepare operational reports.
- Record operational or environmental data.
- Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces.
- Install building fixtures.
- Install doors or windows.
- Install green structural components, equipment or systems.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Working in cramped work spaces or in awkward positions.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
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