South Middlesex Opportunity Council Residential Energy Specialist in Framingham, Massachusetts
Why Work for SMOC?
Flexible schedule, work/life balance and a 35-hour work week.
Paid Time Off: All full-time employees can accrue up to 3 weeks of vacation, 2 weeks of sick time and are eligible for 12 paid holidays during their first year of employment.
Employer Paid Life Insurance & AD&D and Long-Term Disability after 6 months of employment.
Two Comprehensive Medical Plans with HRA Employer cost-sharing and 79% of premiums covered by the Employer.
Dental w/ Orthodontic Coverage with 75% of premiums covered by the Employer
EyeMed Vision Insurance
403(B) Retirement Plan with a company match on day one.
Additional voluntary benefits including – additional Term and Whole Life Insurance policies, Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, and Short-Term Disability.
Flexible Spending Accounts, Dependent Care Accounts, Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement and more.
Duties include providing technical services to all of the Energy Services Programs ensuring that the programs meet all contractual, production, and technical obligations. Conduct appointment scheduling, heating system inspections, and energy weatherization audits. Respond to emergency no-heat needs of clients, educating clients about energy conservation, and completing related program administrative duties. Evaluate all weatherization work needed, identify health and safety issues, monitor and improve contractor performance of installed measures, maintain program records according to established standards. Must have strong computer skills, organizational, customer service skills, ability to communicate complex technical and program information, and demonstrated commitment to working on behalf of people of all income levels.
Perform home energy evaluations in support of the Department of Energy (DOE) and utility-sponsored energy efficiency programs.
Evaluate the condition of vapor and thermal systems including insulation and air flow.
Perform Infrared scanning and blower door testing as well as combustion safety protocols
Prepare work orders and cost estimates
Client energy education
Engage all clients by understanding and addressing their needs whether within or outside the scope of work.
Attend & participate in engagement team meetings as requested and communicate effectively with clients and staff in other areas.
Maintain confidentiality of client, employee, and agency information in accordance with federal and state laws and funder requirements.
Ensure compliance with program/department, agency, and/or funder requirements, as well as, SMOC policies & procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Education: High school diploma or equivalent
Possess a working knowledge of air and heat flow in buildings, factors that affect building heat loss, construction features and critical junction points of common housing types, insulation R-values, different insulation materials and installation techniques, various air-sealing techniques and appropriate materials
Causes of and remedies for existing and potential moisture problems, causes of and remedies for other existing and potential indoor air quality problems; Residential mechanical ventilation systems; Minimum ventilation rates/building tightness limits based on the appropriate ASHRAE 62 standard.
Ability to measure the dimensions of floors, walls, ceilings, windows, and doors, and compute surface areas; Compute the volume of conditioned space of a building and define the thermal envelope of a building.
Assess the effectiveness of existing insulation and the effective R-values.
Analyze utility bills including breaking out base-load usage from heating and cooling usage.
Conduct zone pressure diagnostics and interpret results.
Conduct additional pressure tests which may include Pressure Pan or Duct Blaster.
Demonstrate the ability to meter electrical devices to determine their annual energy consumption
Perform Combustion Appliance Safety testing
Possess a working knowledge of steady-state efficiency identification and testing of all types of combustion appliances
Possess a working knowledge of what materials are allowed to be installed based on 10 CFR 440 Appendix A; regulatory and policy requirements for selecting weatherization measures using DOE/Utility-approved priority lists
Ability to estimate the heating and/or cooling load of a dwelling to ensure proper equipment sizing if the heating or cooling system is to be replaced
Select the proper LED to replace an incandescent lamp while maintaining or improving lighting levels; and meter an existing refrigerator
Demonstrate the ability to accurately estimate the type and quantity of materials required to cost-effectively weatherize an eligible dwelling unit; and prepare clearly written work orders for work crews or contractors.
Directly reports to Technical Manager
Indirectly reports to Division Director, Energy Services
Direct reports of this position are - none.
Indirect reports of this position are - none.
Have full range of mobility in upper and lower body
Be able to reach overhead
Be able to work in various positions, including but not limited to: stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling, and squatting for extended periods of time
Be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete assigned tasks
Be able to lift 50 pounds of weight frequently throughout the assigned workday
Be able to ascend and descend stairs.
Be able to ascend and descend ladders.
Potentially hazardous driving conditions, ice, snow, cold, potentially hazardous working conditions, i.e. asbestos, lead paint, volatile organic compounds. Office work is performed in a well-lit, smoke free environment. As part of the responsibilities of this position, the Residential Energy Specialist will have direct or incidental contact with clients served by SMOC in various programs funded or administered through the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. A successful background check is required.
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
35 Hours per week