Weatherization & Insulation Technician

Location: Dedham, MA
Job Code: 161
# of Openings: 1

Description

Job Title: Weatherization & Insulation Technician
Reports To:  Field Manager                                                                  
Department:  Weatherization & Insulation/ Step 2  
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt               
Location:   Dedham, MA

 

Summary:  Next Step Living, Inc., a rapidly growing home performance contractor, seeks Technicians to perform air sealing and insulation jobs at homes throughout eastern Massachusetts.  For someone with residential construction experience eager to learn a new field (we offer on the job training) and with pride in doing high quality work, this is an excellent opportunity not only for reliable, year round work or to work on jobs that directly help people and the environment, but also to step forward on a career path that can rapidly lead to greater responsibility and pay.

 

 

Responsibilities:

Under the daily supervision of a Weatherization and Insulation Crew Lead, the Technician works as part of a 2 to 3 person crew performing air sealing and insulation jobs at homes throughout Eastern Massachusetts.  The Technician’s daily responsibilities include:

  • Arriving by 7 AM each day at our Dedham warehouse to load equipment and materials onto a company truck, and driving to that day’s job site
  • Preparation of the job site, including lead safe
  • Performing air sealing and insulation work as directed in attics, basements, and interior and exterior walls of houses
  • If working on a wall job you must be able to stand on ladder while: prying away siding, drilling holes, holding hoses while blowing insulation
  • If working on an attic job you must be able to spend long hours crawling and kneeling while holding a foam gun or insulation hose
  • Cleaning the job site and re-loading the truck at the end of the day
  • Taking proper care of all equipment, tools and inventory used to complete jobs
  • Serving as a positive contributing member of the team
  • While a typical work week will not exceed five days, Technicians should be available to work weekends (on a rotating, as needed schedule).

 

Qualifications:

  • Residential construction or carpentry experience required
  • Hands-on weatherization or insulation work preferred
  • A High School Diploma or GED, with some additional education or experience related to building science or construction trades preferred
  • Ability and desire to learn quickly, take direction well, take initiative, and contribute to a team
  • Ability to work with hand and power tools and equipment
  • Comfort with working in tight spaces or on ladders, as well as in working in adverse weather conditions (rain, wind, snow, sun etc.)
  • Must pass pre-employment national criminal background check and drug screening
  • Valid driver’s license with at least three (3) years clean driving record preferred
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Solid hand-eye coordination

 

Competencies:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Operates service vehicles (light to medium trucks)
  • Operates a variety of hand and power tools
  • Regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, finger dexterity; reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk, and listen
  • Regularly exposed to wet and humid conditions (non-weather), fumes and airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold (non-weather) and extreme heat (non-weather)
  • Frequently exposed to work in high, risky places, risk of electrical shock, vibration, and work near moving mechanical parts
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus

 

We Offer:

  • Paid on-the-job training
  • Use of a company vehicle while on the job
  • A full benefits package (including health and dental insurance, 401k, paid holidays and time off, an Employee Assistance Program, and more!)
  • A relaxed, fun work environment
  • …and more! 

 

**APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: All candidates must submit their resume here to apply. Qualified applicants will be contacted via email with interview instructions.**

 

     Named to the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing companies in the country, Next Step Living™ is New England’s leading provider of whole-home energy solutions. It makes it easy and affordable for people to live in homes with a low environmental impact. Headquartered in Boston’s Innovation District and with an office in New Haven, Conn., Next Step Living is a one-stop service provider for informed advice, funding guidance and expert work. The company has partnered with more than 400 municipalities, civic organizations and leading corporations to deliver energy-efficient and environmentally friendly solutions for better living. Since 2008, Next Step Living has helped tens of thousands of homeowners achieve almost $15 million in energy savings, which is expected to grow to $70 million in the next five years. Next Step Living makes our world better. Please visit NextStepLiving.com for more information.

 





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