Career Opportunities in the Manufactured Housing Industry

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Provided by Gleeson Mobile Home Service

Manufactured Home Installer Overview

Once the home sections are delivered, an installer sets & anchors the home on the site completes the final setup of the home sections and performs the finishing touches so the home is ready for its new owners.

As an installer, you will be working on a 3-person crew installing homes on private lots or mobile home communities. Like site construction, this work is performed outside. But unlike a career in a traditional construction in which a tradesman specializes in one craft, manufactured housing installers learn a wide variety of residential construction skills, including:

  • Installing skirting
  • Drywall taping & texturing
  • Connecting electrical and plumbing crossovers
  • Hooking up utilities
  • Installing exterior trim
  • Installing the HVAC system

Previous plumbing, electrical, and HVAC experience is helpful but not required, and on-the-job training is provided.


      To be a successful installer in the manufactured housing industry, you only need to possess the following qualities:

      • Reliability: Show up to work each day on time & ready to work.
      • Quality Focused: Take pride in your work. Treat each unit you are building like it’s your own home.
      • Strong Work Ethic: Must enjoy being physically active. A typical workday involves being on your feet all day, lifting, bending, and squatting.
      • Team Player: You must enjoy working in a team environment and be willing to pitch in where needed to get the job done.
      • Safety-minded: You will be working with a wide variety of hand & power tools, and you must maintain a safety-first mindset at all times.

      Provided by Gleeson Mobile Home Service

      Provided by Clayton Homes

      Provided by Clayton Homes

      Manufactured Home Transporter Overview

      As a Transporter in the Manufactured Housing Industry, you have a unique opportunity to earn a financially rewarding career on the road- without living on the road.
      Manufactured home transporters are responsible for safely driving a heavy-duty semi-truck carrying home sections from the factory to a retailer or customer’s home site. Due to the oversized dimensions of manufactured homes, previous heavy/oversized hauling experience is required. Other required qualifications include:

      • CDL A
      • Clean driving record
      • DOT physical examination
      • Passing drug screening test
      • Basic mechanical knowledge to resolve maintenance problems when they happen.
      • Safety awareness & the ability to take safety precautions to protect the transporter and other drivers.
      • Sense of responsibility to ensure the home arrives at its destination in the same condition as when it left the manufacturer’s plant.

      Most deliveries begin in the early morning hours, allowing a transporter to end their day in time to attend a child’s afterschool events or be home to have dinner with the family each night. If you are a reliable, safety-minded individual, who is looking for job stability and enjoys your “office” being behind the wheel without sacrificing family time, a career as manufactured home transporter may be perfect for you.

      Provided by Clayton Homes

      Provided by Cavco

      Start Your Career as a Transporter or Installer in the Arizona Manufactured Housing Industry Today.

      To be connected with a Manufactured Housing Installer member near you, complete the Career Interest Form. An MHIA staff member will then connect you directly with the nearest Installer to discuss current job openings & career opportunities.

      Promotions to supervisor attainable with gained knowledge and skills.

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      Arizona’s manufactured housing industry is looking for candidates like you. Fill in the form at the top of the page to be connected with the right manufacturer in your area.