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Weatherization Installers and Technicians - 47-4099.03

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Energy Administrator
  • Field Technician
  • Weatherization and Housing Inspector
  • Weatherization Installer
  • Weatherization Technician
  • Weatherization Worker

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • 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.
  • Determine amount of air leakage in buildings, using a blower door machine.
  • 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.
  • Test combustible appliances, such as gas appliances.
  • Wrap air ducts and water lines with insulating materials, such as duct wrap and pipe insulation.
  • Wrap water heaters with water heater blankets.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces.
  • Clean equipment or facilities.
  • Communicate with clients about products, procedures, and policies.
  • Estimate construction project costs.
  • Inspect completed work to ensure proper installation.
  • Inspect equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Inspect industrial or commercial equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Inspect work sites to determine condition or necessary repairs.
  • Install building fixtures.
  • Install doors or windows.
  • Install green structural components, equipment or systems.
  • Install insulation in equipment or structures.
  • Maintain construction tools or equipment.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • Record operational or environmental data.
  • Test characteristics of materials or structures.
  • Test products for functionality or quality.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Cavalry Scout (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Cryogenics Equipment Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Low Pressure Electrolyzer (LPE) Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • NAMTS Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Shore-Based Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Support Equipment Air Conditioning and Mobile Maintenance Facility (MMF) Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Support Equipment Cryogenic Mechanic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Support Equipment Electrician/Refrigeration and Engine/Gas Turbine Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Utilities Equipment Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Utilitiesman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Home Performance Laborer Residential, Revised

DOT Crosswalk Titles

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