47-4099.03 - Weatherization Installers and Technicians
Green occupations will likely change as a result of the green economy. Green economy activities and technologies are increasing the demand for occupations, shaping the work and worker requirements needed for occupational performance, or generating new and emerging occupations.
This is a Green New & Emerging occupation — the impact of green economy activities and technologies is sufficient to create the need for unique work and worker requirements, which results in the generation of new occupations.
Weatherization installers and technicians work in the following green economy sectors:
- Energy Efficiency — This sector covers activities related to increasing energy efficiency (broadly defined), making energy demand response more effective, constructing "smart grids," and other energy efficient activities.
They perform these tasks important to the green economy:
- Apply insulation materials such as loose, blanket, board, and foam insulation to attics, crawl spaces, basements, or walls.
- Apply spackling, compounding, or other materials to repair holes in walls.
- Clean and maintain tools and equipment.
- Contact residents or building owners to schedule appointments.
- Explain energy conservation measures, such as the use of low flow showerheads and energy-efficient lighting.
- Explain recommendations, policies, procedures, requirements, or other related information to residents or building owners.
- Inspect buildings to identify required weatherization measures, including repair work, modification, or replacement.
- Install and seal air ducts, combustion air openings, or ventilation openings to improve heating and cooling efficiency.
- Install storm windows or storm doors and verify proper fit.
- Maintain activity logs, financial transaction logs, or other records of weatherization work performed.
- Make minor repairs using basic hand or power tools and materials, such as glass, lumber, and drywall.
- Prepare and apply weather-stripping, glazing, caulking, or door sweeps to reduce energy losses.
- Prepare cost estimates or specifications for rehabilitation or weatherization services.
- Prepare or assist in the preparation of bids, contracts, or written reports related to weatherization work.
- Recommend weatherization techniques to clients in accordance with needs and applicable energy regulations, codes, policies, or statutes.
- Test and diagnose air flow systems, using furnace efficiency analysis equipment.
- Wrap air ducts and water lines with insulating materials, such as duct wrap and pipe insulation.
- Wrap water heaters with water heater blankets.