• Mechanical Insulation Workers
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 40,410
    $31,620 range bar $51,670
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • 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

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

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.2%
Job Opening 134

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Education & Training

  • Education

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