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HRDC IX Weatherization Crew Member in Bozeman, Montana

Weatherization Crew Member Energy/Weatherization · Bozeman, Montana

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Department Energy/Weatherization

Employment Type Full-Time Regular

Compensation $22.00-$25.00/hour, DOE

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Job Opening Date:July 13, 2021

Job Closing Date:Until filled

Job Status: This is a regular status, full time position (8am-6pm, Monday-Thursday)

Anticipated Start Day:August 1, 2021 or As Soon As Possible

Wages: $22.00-$25.00/hour, DOE

General Summary of Purpose of this Position:

Assists Weatherization Crew Chief with installation of weatherization materials on jobsite as called for in the energy audit. Assists Weatherization Program Manager/Auditor with conducting home energy audits, collecting and recording home survey data, and inspecting work performed by various contractors. Performs additional duties as required.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

This position has the following duties and responsibilities. They are listed starting with the most important. This listing does not include minor duties which constitute less than 5% of the position’s time, unless such duties are significantly important or critical to the success of the position. Each of the duties listed below is considered an essential function of this job. (Essential functions are those functions that the employee must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. Regular and predictable work schedule and attendance are considered essential functions).

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities

Installs weatherization materials on the home during or immediately following audit under the direction of the Crew Chief and/or Auditor:

  • Including but not exclusive to; Installing windows and doors, framing, sealing heating ducts, insulating crawl spaces/basements, insulating mobile home bellies, blowing insulation into attic spaces, and stopping air infiltration into the home.

  • Assists and conducts interim and final inspections, performs final inspection, diagnostic testing, and ensures weatherization materials were installed correctly and expected air flow figures were achieved.

    Assists Weatherization Program Manager/Auditor with home energy audits and inspection applying basic knowledge of electrical, HVAC, and plumbing:

  • Accompanies Energy Auditors and Inspectors to customer's home to perform Energy Audits

  • Interviews clients and informs them about energy usage, answers their energy related questions, and assists them with completing the energy education survey

  • Assists auditor with assessing and recording current condition of customer's home and energy conservation needs, utilizing energy conservation specific equipment to perform diagnostic tests and make recommendations on energy conservation, health and safety measures to be installed on the customer's home for conserving energy and ensuring a safe and healthy home environment.

    Other duties as assigned to facilitate the operations of the Energy Programs and the HRDC.

    Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

    Language Skills:

  • Read, write, and speak basic English sentences

  • Read and comprehend basic instructions and present information to others

  • Bilingual Spanish preferred

    Mathematical/ Money Handling Skills:

  • Ability to draft three dimensional, working drawings of dwellings, wall sections, and portions of the home that show existing and expected final condition after weatherization.

  • Simple math and basic algebra and geometry

    Reasoning Ability :

  • Ability to inspect a home and using visual information and equipment diagnostic information, analyze energy conservation and health and safety needs

  • Ability to apply federal and state guidelines to formulate solutions for needs identified at the energy audit

  • Ability to write clear concise job orders providing instructions so that weatherization contractors correctly install materials to meet the needs identified in the energy audit

    Computer Skills:

  • Words per Minute Computer Keyboard Required: Demonstrate proficiency

  • 10-Key Strokes per Minute Data Entry Required: Demonstrate proficiency

    Specialized Office Equipment:

  • Operate copier/scanner and 10-key Adding Machine

  • Operate Multi-line phone to place, receive or transfer calls or to retrieve voice mail messages

    Computer Software and Operating Systems:

  • Utilize computer spreadsheet to input, format and edit data and save, print, or transmit data

  • Utilize computer word processing to input, format and edit documents and save, print or transmit documents

  • Utilize computer databases to create files, input, format, and edit data and save, print, or transmit data

  • Utilize computer internet/e-mail to access, send, retrieve, save, print, or transmit documents or data files

  • Operate personal computer with Windows operating system to start programs, input, format, and edit data files and print or transmit data

  • Utilize proprietary, custom or online programs or databases to input, format, and edit data and save, print, or transmit data. Specify Software: energy audit software

    Specialized Tools (Non-Computer):

  • Strong knowledge of carpentry and basic mechanical tools

  • Ability to learn and operate diagnostic equipment including but not limited to blower doors, carbon monoxide detector, electrical meters, infrared scanner, pressure pan, duct blasters, manometer, various power and hand tools, and various furnace testing equipment

    HRDC, Professional and Governmental Policies and Regulations:

  • State or federal regulations or laws (List by Name): mechanical and building codes

  • Agency Policies or Procedures (List by Name): All HRDC Policies and Procedures

  • Specialized Professional or Industry Guidelines/Standards: Lead Safe Work Practices and Lead Safety RRP; basic wiring, HVAC and plumbing; Retrofitting Montana Standard Work Specifications and Field Guide(s) for Single Family Homes; Multi Family Homes and Mobile Homes and DPHHS Montana’s Weatherization Assistance Program Quality Work Plan

    Drivers Licenses Required for Performing this Position:

  • Montana Class D Driver License

  • Must have personal transportation and appropriate insurance

    Professional Licenses or Certifications Required by Law, Rule or Regulation for Performing this Position:

  • Complete basic weatherization courses through Montana Weatherization Training Center (or similar approved entity) within 24 months of employment.

    Other Required Knowledge, Skills or Abilities:

  • Working carpentry skills and basic knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, residential electrical, mobile and stick built home construction and current building and mechanical codes

  • Thorough knowledge of home construction, including mobile homes, and mechanical systems

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to effectively work and communicate with a wide range of individuals from all socio-economic groups

  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints from customers or claimants

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and effectively manage workflow

  • Speak clearly and precisely in public

  • Ability to understand and apply government regulations and change and adapt with changing regulations

    Essential Physical, Mental and Emotional Requirements of this Position:

    The following physical, mental and emotional abilities are considered essential to perform the duties listed above:

  • Employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear.

  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Required to wear a respirator on job-sites.

    Education and Experience

    Education: The following course(s) of study or class work usually provides the required knowledge skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position:

  • Graduation from high school or GED is required

    Experience: The following kinds of experience usually provide the required knowledge skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position:

  • Minimum of three years direct experience in home rehabilitation or residential construction, demonstrating competency with the building process and an understanding of building terminology.

  • Field experience with the State of Montana’s weatherization program or other types of energy conservation experience and education preferred


    Supervision Received:

  • Works under the direct supervision of the Weatherization Program Manager/Weatherization Crew Chief when in the field

  • Required to self-start and work independently

    This position supervises the following position(s):

  • None

    This position has the following supervisory responsibilities:

  • N/A


    Impact of Decisions and Errors Made by Position:

  • Decisions, final recommendations, and/or errors primarily affect clients of one Agency program.

    Judgment required to make decisions:

  • Job duties typically involve frequently changing conditions and problems. Requires considerable judgment in applying weatherization and construction knowledge, practices, methods, diagnostic testing and techniques to complete the energy audit, determine what retrofitting will be performed, and develop the job orders for various contractors enabling them to correctly perform weatherization measures.

  • Requires professional training for proper handling procedures of various hazardous materials

    Exception Authority:

  • This position cannot authorize exceptions to program policy or procedure.

    Financial Responsibility:

    This position is authorized to sign the following documents and forms:

  • Purchase orders for tools and supplies within budgetary restrictions of programs or project

    Personal Contacts:

    The incumbent is responsible for the following personal contacts (either in oral or written form) when performing the duties and responsibilities of the position:

  • Interacts with co-workers and the public or consumers daily


  • The incumbent occasionally works with confidential data where the effect of disclosure could adversely affect the organization and/or customer.

    Working Conditions:

    The incumbent is exposed to the following unusual, potentially hazardous, or unpleasant working conditions:

  • Work in small, confined spaces

  • Operation of a motor vehicle under all weather conditions

  • Cuts, burns, shock or other minor injuries (not requiring hospitalization)

  • Injuries that may result in a permanent disability or death

  • Occupational diseases caused by hazardous materials

  • Animal bites or injuries caused by animals

  • Unpleasant substances, odors or noises

  • Working above ground level on ladder or scaffold

  • Working outdoors under all weather conditions

  • Interaction with angry or violent clients or volunteers

  • Overnight stays at hotel for long distance jobsite locations

  • Average of 500 miles driven per month in company vehicle