Weatherization Crew Lead

Location: Dedham, MA
Job Code: 162
# of Openings: 1


Job Title: Weatherization Crew Lead 
Reports To:   Field Manager                                                                   
FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt                
MA - Dedham 


The Weatherization Crew Lead Role

This is a rewarding opportunity to help homeowners reduce their carbon footprint and lower their utility bills. As Weatherization Crew Lead, you will supervise a 2 to 3 person crew that performs air sealing and insulation jobs at homes throughout Eastern Massachusetts. You will be responsible to oversee the performance of your team, maintain your company fleet truck, track inventory, and complete paperwork accurately for invoicing.


We are looking for motivated, reliable people who take pride in doing high quality work. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with residential construction experience who is eager to learn a new field. Next Step Living provides training and ongoing coaching to help you succeed and grow in the role.


While a typical work week will not exceed 5 days, Crew Leads should be available to work weekends (on a rotating schedule.)


What You’ll Do

  • Arrive by 7:00 AM each day at our Dedham warehouse to load equipment and materials onto a company truck, and drive to that day’s job site
  • Prepare the job site, including lead safety
  • Perform air sealing and insulation work as directed in attics, basements, and interior and exterior walls of houses; this can include standing on ladders, prying away siding, drilling holes, crawling and kneeling in tight spaces, and holding hoses while blowing insulation
  • Thoroughly clean the job site and re-load the truck at the end of the day
  • Take proper care of all equipment, tools and inventory used to complete jobs
  • Provide direction, support, and training to your crew on an ongoing basis
  • Serve as the main point of contact, and build rapport with customers
  • Participate in all required training sessions and company meetings
  • Assist as requested with planning and/or process improvements
  • Perform other duties as assigned


What We’re Looking For

Our ideal candidate is:

  • Adaptable: you’re flexible in ambiguous environments and you’re able to solve problems creatively; we are a dynamic company and our processes and offerings are constantly evolving
  • Professional: you maintain a positive attitude and image and you’re able to represent Next Step Living in a professional manner
  • Metric-Driven: you enjoy a little friendly competition and you thrive in a metric-driven environment; you foster a strong commitment to achieving goals and you consistently produce quality results
  • A Team Player: you have a collaborative nature and you excel at building strong working relationships, both internally and externally
  • Punctual: you consistently arrive to work and appointments on time


Qualifications: Must-Have

  • 1 year of experience managing a crew of individuals that provides a service in a customers’ homes
  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required
  • Residential construction or carpentry experience required
  • 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.)
  • Solid hand-eye coordination
  • Must be comfortable with physical requirements, in addition to heights and confined spaces as required
  • Must be available to work five days each week, with occasional weekend availability required
  • Must have the availability to meet DOT requirements
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen upon hire
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with at least three (3) year’s clean driving record


Qualifications: Nice-to-Have

  • College degree is preferred
  • Hands-on weatherization or insulation work preferred
  • Ability to speak, read, and write languages other than English is beneficial


Physical Requirements

To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform each essential duty listed below:

  • Operate service vehicles (light to medium trucks)
  • Operate 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 stand, walk, sit, use fingers, reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and listen


What You’ll Be Provided With

  • Paid on-the-job training
  • All tools and equipment needed to complete insulation jobs
  • Use of a company vehicle while on the job
  • A career and company that you will be proud to represent
  • Opportunities for advancement and career development
  • Comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, 401k, and paid vacation
  • A relaxed, fun work environment


Who We Are

Next Step Living is a groundbreaking company on a mission to make it easy and affordable for homeowners to implement energy-saving solutions. We partner with more than 400 municipalities, civic organizations, businesses and nonprofits to deliver energy-efficient and environmentally friendly solutions to New England residents. Our work is practical; we install insulation, put solar panels on roofs, and help people move away from expensive oil-based heating. Next Step Living is headquartered in Boston’s Innovation District, with a growing Connecticut presence centered around our New Haven office, and a brand new presence in New York state. Since 2008, we’ve helped more than 80,000 homeowners achieve more than $20 million dollars in energy savings, while reducing their impact on the planet.


We’re looking for smart, friendly, driven people who are passionate about protecting the planet, and who like to have fun while doing it. We offer a unique blend of start-up culture and energy, combined with large company resources and expertise. As one of the country’s fastest growing companies and the leading provider of whole-home energy solutions in New England, we are constantly evolving and innovating. We are building something truly awesome and there’s no better time to join us than now.


Why Work Here?


  • Rapid growth means lots of opportunity for advancement.

Next Step Living began as a small start-up in 2008, and today we’re a thriving business with more than 800 employees. We create green-collar careers, not just jobs, and many of our managers started in entry-level positions within the company. We are poised for continued expansion, and now is a great time to join our team.


  • We are “Practivists” on a mission - we’re practical activists.

People who work at Next Step Living want to make a difference. We’re fighting to protect the planet by making home energy efficiency and solar power easy, accessible and affordable. Join our team, and you’ll know that the work you’re doing helps keep our planet healthy.


  • Our company culture is filled with #GoodEnergy.

Next Step Living offices are open, dynamic spaces designed to foster creativity and collaboration. We host quarterly socials where our employees have fun - we’re growing fast, and this is a great chance to meet new people. We value hard work, strong communication and the ability to approach challenges with flexibility and good humor.


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