In a typical work setting, energy auditors:
- Have a medium level of contact with others during the day. They interact with clients, but also spend time alone analyzing data.
- Communicate daily by e-mail, telephone, and in person. They also write letters, memos, and reports on a regular basis.
- Are somewhat responsible for work outcomes and the work done by others.
- Sometimes work as part of a team.
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- Are somewhat responsible for the health and safety of others.
Physical Work Conditions
- Frequently must get into awkward positions to reach cramped work spaces.
- Work both indoors and outdoors when performing audits.
- Are often exposed to hot or cold temperatures, depending on the weather.
- Are sometimes exposed to extremely bright sunlight when working outdoors.
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- May sometimes wear protective or safety gear, such as hard hats, when performing an audit.
- Are sometimes exposed to contaminants.
- Occasionally are exposed to high places, such as atop scaffolding, during an audit.
- Typically work in environments where they must test heating and air conditioning. Therefore, temperatures fluctuate.
- Often travel to work sites in a car, truck, or van.
- Occasionally are exposed to loud or distracting sounds and noise levels.
- Must be very exact and accurate when analyzing data and submitting recommendations.
- Repeat the same mental and physical tasks during audits.
- Usually set their daily tasks and goals for the day, but they may check in with a supervisor first.
- Often make decisions without consulting another first. These decisions impact their company's reputation and their client's energy bills.
- Usually work a regular work week. May work overtime to meet deadlines.