Insulation Workers, Mechanical

Also called: Industrial Insulator, Insulation Mechanic, Insulator

Career Cluster: Architecture & Construction
What they do:
Apply insulating materials to pipes or ductwork, or other mechanical systems in order to help control and maintain temperature.
On the job, you would:
  • Measure and cut insulation for covering surfaces, using tape measures, handsaws, knives, and scissors.
  • Apply, remove, and repair insulation on industrial equipment, pipes, ductwork, or other mechanical systems such as heat exchangers, tanks, and vessels, to help control noise and maintain temperatures.
  • Select appropriate insulation, such as fiberglass, Styrofoam, or cork, based on the heat retaining or excluding characteristics of the material.
KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • mechanical
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Business
  • customer service
  • management
SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
ABILITIES

Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Initiative
TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • North American Insulation Manufacturers Association NAIMA 3E Plus
Data base user interface and query software
  • CMSN FieldPAK
  • Comput-Ability Mechanical Insulation Key Estimator
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • IBM Maximo Asset Management
EDUCATION


high school diploma/GED or certificate after high school
usually needed
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JOB OUTLOOK

New job opportunities are likely in the future.

Salary:
High: $90,760.00
Median: $53,920.00
Low: $38,910.00
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