Workforce Trainee

Center for Energy and Environment
Organization Summary

CEE is a clean energy nonprofit headquartered in the North Loop of Minneapolis with programs in St. Paul, and the Upper Midwest. We provide practical energy solutions for homes, businesses, and communities to cut energy waste and harmful emissions. We collaborate regularly with field peers and partners, and we employ curious people who enjoy learning and contributing to the Midwest’s quality of life and economy. Our workplace invites open door communications, respect for diverse backgrounds and points of view, and an emphasis on work-life balance.

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Primary Duties

Workforce Trainees will be temporary employees of CEE for a 16 week period earning 18.00/hour working an average of 35 hours per week. Benefits will include 40 hours of PTO. Typical hours will be 7:30am - 3:30pm for Energy Auditor Trainees and 7:00am - 3:00pm for Insulation Trainees. Hours may vary based on the host site but will not include weekends. 

During the first week, Workforce Trainees will continue to refine their skills and practice techniques such as setting up a blower door, auditing, and air sealing. Trainees will also receive training from CEE’s HR related to safety protocols, reporting injuries on worksites, and recording timesheets accurately.  

Beginning the second week, Workforce Trainees will start shadowing experienced professionals in the field. Once a week, trainees will meet at CEE’s St. Paul office to discuss and debrief your week in the field with a Building Science Trainer and learn about a variety of building science topics. 

At the end of the traineeship, trainees will be prepared to take the BPI Air Leakage Control Installer (ALCI) or Building Analyst Technician (BA-T) exam. These are industry-recognized credentials.  

Insulation Trainee 

You will be paired with an insulation contractor company experienced in insulation and air sealing. 

  • Assist Crew Members loading the box truck with equipment and supplies before heading to the job site 
  • Learn how to effectively operate an insulation blower machine and techniques for dense packing walls 
  • Follow instructions from the Crew Lead in effectively air sealing and insulating an attic 
  • Communicate effectively with Job Supervisor or Crew Lead on-site as well as your CEE Supervisor on a regular basis 

Energy Auditor Trainee 

You will be paired with a trainer at CEE or a weatherization agency who is experienced in energy auditing.  

  • Assist Energy Auditor and Counselor team in setting up and taking down equipment for energy audits 
  • Perform basic tasks of an energy auditor including using an IR camera (infrared) and blower door machine 
  • Learn and advance your skills in using equipment needed for an energy audit 
  • Inspect attic spaces with guidance from an Energy Auditor 
  • Enter data into CEE Database (CEEtrack) or NEAT weatherization software 
  • Communicate effectively with Energy Auditor and Energy Counselor on-site as well as your CEE Supervisor on a regular basis 

You will be paired with a trainer at CEE or a weatherization agency who is experienced in energy auditing. 

How to Apply

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