Crew Lead

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Position Overview

Crew Leads are mid-level to advanced positions within the labor sector of the Home Performance Industry. Labor positions represent 60-75% of the Home Performance industry, the majority of the jobs within the Home Performance industry.  This page provides an overview of what types of tasks a Crew Lead would do, characteristics employers are looking for, salary and educational requirements, and an illustration of preferred skills for specific jobs. 

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A Crew Lead completes tasks such as air sealing, duct sealing, installing insulation, and managerial responsibilities like on-site crew, construction and retrofit supervision.

Key Characteristics:

  • Construction or trade background
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Physically fit
  • Sustainable life philosophy [1]
  • Not claustrophobic
  • Not afraid of heights
  • Able to work in an uncomfortable situation for long periods of time

Salary and Educational Requirements [2]

  • Salary: $71,500 - $102,500/year
  • Crew Chief Salary: $16-$18/hr [3]
  • Senior Manager/Owner $28-$30/hour [3]
  • Min Education: None Specified

Crew Lead Profile

Based on industry input, favored candidates in this position are more technically than socially oriented and more field than office oriented. These candidates have  mid-level experience in customer service, advanced experience in construction, and mid-level physical abilities. The illustration below provides a diagram that  highlights the desired skills and preferences of a Crew Lead. This illustration aligns with the self-assessment survey available here. Characteristics in this diagram are generalized for this kind of job, and are based on input from industry. 

  1. Some Home Performance companies recognize that their costumers are motivated by sustainable or green practices. Therefore, employees that embody green or sustainable practices are valued by these Home Performance companies.
  2. Green Jobs Guidebook
  3. Building Performance Institute's 2010 Workforce Survey