• Mechanical Insulation Workers
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Mechanical insulation workers apply insulating materials to pipes or ductwork, or other mechanical systems in order to help control and maintain temperature.

    What do they typically do

    • Use tape measures, handsaws, knives, and scissors to measure and cut insulation for covering surfaces
    • Fit insulation around obstructions, and shape insulating materials and protective coverings as required
    • Determine amounts and types of insulation needed, and methods of installation based on factors such as location, surface shape, and equipment use
    • Install sheet metal around insulated pipes with screws to protect the insulation from weather conditions or physical damage
    • Apply, remove, and repair insulation on industrial equipment, pipes, ductwork, or other mechanical systems to help control noise and maintain temperatures
    • Select appropriate insulation, such as fiberglass, Styrofoam, or cork based on heat retaining or excluding characteristics of the material
    • Read blueprints and specifications to determine job requirements
    • Cover, seal, or finish insulated surfaces or access holes with plastic covers, canvas strips, sealants, tape, cement, or asphalt mastic

    Number of Jobs

    Average Annual
    Job Growth +0.6%
    Job Opening 96

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    Education & Training

    • Education

      These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
      Associated Programs or Majors
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