Insulator



Insulation workers install and replace materials used to insulate buildings and mechanical systems to control and maintain the temperatures in buildings.

Duties:

  • Remove old insulation and dispose of it properly
  • Read blueprints and specifications to determine the requirements of the job
  • Determine the amount and type of insulation needed and follow safety guidelines
  • Measure and cut insulation to fit into walls and around pipes
  • Fasten insulation in place with staples, tape, or screws
  • Use compressors to spray insulation into some spaces
  • Install plastic barriers to protect insulation from moisture

Essential Skills:

  • Reading Text
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Oral Communication
  • Job Task Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making

Skills:

  • Work safely as a team, following written and oral directions
  • Able to perform heavy manual labour for prolonged periods of time
  • Read and interpret documents, work with numbers to perform calculations
  • Problem solving skills to provide solutions to challenges

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Education:

    A high school diploma is required

Education Requirements :

  • Apprenticeship: 630 hours in school and 5770 hours on the job training
  • On the job training is required
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Available Programs:

  • OYAP

Program Description:

Completion of a 6,400 hour apprenticeship will include a combination of on-the-job and in-school training, before successfully writing an examination to obtain your Certificate School theory training will include trade-related math and science.

Schools:

  • Heat and Frost Insulators Local 95


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Did you know

Mechanical insulation on high pressure steam lines reducing energy costs, it also help protect people from the extreme temperatures of the pipe. Piping can become very hot – when they are exposed, they can become a hazard for anyone passing by.

Insulator
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When pipes condensate in confined spaces, it causes damage. The condensation on the pipes can also be hazardous to your health. A pipe’s condensation can cause mould spores. Prolonged exposure to mould has proven to harmful to the body.

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With experience and additional training, you can become a heat and frost insulation estimator, or move into supervisory roles, including those of site foreman, general foreman or project manager.

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What to Expect
Cyrus Kralj

Insulator

I think what I like most about my job is travelling out of town with the crew. I like to be on the road and we do a lot of work up North and places like Sarnia where there are a lot of power plants and big industrial operations.  I’m…
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Essentials Skills
Insulator


  • Reading Text
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Oral Communication
  • Job Task Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
Financial Expectation

Insulator

Education Roadmap

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Career ETA: 4 years

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