CLASSIFICATION NO. 616
Under supervision, to install weatherization materials and repair home items that relate to energy efficiency; and to do other work as required.
The Community Solutions Division of the Department of Human Services provides vocational services to disadvantaged, unemployed and underemployed County residents. The Division also administers the County's low-income weatherization program.
The Weatherization Installer performs journey-level residential weatherization measures and minor repairs according to written specifications and established procedures. Incumbents work on site individually or as part of a crew and offer guidance to entry level trainees.
The Weatherization Installer differs from the Weatherization Crew Leader which leads the work of a crew in the field and ensures all weatherization measures are completed as recommended by the Energy Audit.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
- Installs insulation in floors, ceilings and walls with blown fiberglass and cellulose or fiberglass batting; insulates and seals duct systems and insulates water pipes on conventional and mobile homes.
- Measures, installs, and replaces glass and storm and replacement windows; caulks and weather-strips doors and windows; installs or repairs doors and locksets; assists in blower door infiltration to determine air leakage.
- Assists in and/or conducts blower door tests, duct system testing and other health and safety tests as required.
- Repairs and/or replaces roofing materials, siding, duct systems, stairs, rodent barriers, and other energy saving or health and safety repairs on conventional and mobile homes; saws tree limbs for access to roofs, siding, or outside stairs.
- Performs basic plumbing and furnace repairs that do not need a journey-level plumber or furnace repair person such as pulling a fan motor, replacing a faucet, fixing a broken pipe, or pulling a toilet to replace the wax ring.
- Assists in educating clients about energy saving techniques, such as talking with them about heating, cooling, water, electricity and gas use and reinforcing the weatherization commitment form.
- Maintains work equipment and tools, vehicles and shop area, and contributes to inventory by counting items quarterly. Some positions are required to operate a forklift.
- Offers guidance to entry level trainees to help them learn Weatherization techniques, materials, and tools.
- Responsible for personal safety, contributing to customer, site, and team safety, and attending staff and safety meetings.
- Recycle all materials possible from job site including loading, separating, dismantling, and placing in disposal bins.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Working knowledge of: Weatherization regulations, techniques, materials and tools; basic math; basic methods of home construction and repair; basic plumbing repair; basic electrical principles (for furnace repair), standard building codes; safety rules and regulations.
Skill to: Follow oral and written instructions; safely operate light power and hand tools, including hammer, tape measure, carpenter square, level, plane, saw and drill; add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and fractions; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with crew members, homeowners, vocational trainees and other County employees.
Duties include stooping, bending, crawling, scootching on stomach or back, climbing and working on ladders, working on roofs, and working in cramped locations such as in crawl spaces, attics, under mobile homes, and in furnace closets.
Workers will be exposed to a variety of hazards inside and outside homes including all types of household trash, medical or drug garbage, pet and vermin waste or carcasses; numerous pests including insects that bite and sting, spiders and rodents; other materials include mold and mildew, thick tobacco smoke, potential lead paint and asbestos; adhesive fumes, and contact with grey water or raw sewage. Employees work inside and outside homes in all weather conditions.
Employees must have the following certification from the State of Oregon Department of Energy or Oregon Energy Coordinator's association: Building Shell Technician I.
Incumbents must possess and maintain an Oregon Lead Based Paint Permit.
Incumbents must possess and maintain CPR and First Aid certification.
Employees who operate forklifts must maintain forklift certification.
Ability to lift 25 pounds overhead and ability to lift and carry 100 pounds.
Must successfully pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check.
Must pass a pre-employment drug test.
Employment is contingent upon passing a post-offer physical assessment. Accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation.
Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.
MINIMUM RECRUITING STANDARDS
Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.
Weatherization Installer is part of a promotional career path in Community Solutions. Incumbents in the Weatherization Trainee classification are promoted to Weatherization Installer upon satisfactory completion of an approved training and development plan. Possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities at the higher level must be documented in an approved promotional evaluation.