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Energy Efficiency Technician

Be a problem solver in a high-value, high-demand trade.

Job Details

Typical Tasks

  • Inspect buildings and equipment or appliances (in person) to collect technical data
  • Document inspection results as reports and profiles, noting key areas to repair or replace
  • Pitch energy-saving products and services to customers
  • Educate customers on the benefits of energy improvements—for example, lowering energy costs, feeling more comfortable, and healthier indoor air quality

Typical Skills

  • Basic understanding of energy-efficient building design and solutions (can typically be trained “on the job”)
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Computer proficiency

Typical Experience or Education

  • Employers will require a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Many employers will hire for this role without previous work experience
  • Relevant experience or education in building performance, building science, building construction, and/or building trades helps get your foot in the door, but is not required
  • Some companies may want to see previous experience with Salesforce or other customer relationship management (CRM) software, though this can often be trained “on the job” as well

Professional Development Opportunities

Some Energy Efficiency Technicians may choose to advance their skills with professional certifications, such as:

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