Floor, Ceiling, and Wall Insulation Workers
On the Job
Floor, Ceiling, and Wall Insulation Workers line and cover different types of areas with insulation materials. They may work with batt, roll, or blown insulation.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Apply sealants or other protective coatings.
- Cut carpet, vinyl or other flexible materials.
- Install insulation in equipment or structures.
- Apply adhesives to construction materials.
- Load materials into construction equipment.
- Prepare surfaces for finishing.
- Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas.
- Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
- Select construction materials.
- Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing specialized protective or safety equipment such as breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working with a group or team.
- Exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Working indoors in non-environmentally controlled conditions.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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