Mechanical Insulation Workers
On the Job
Mechanical Insulation Workers apply insulation to pipes, ductwork, or other mechanical systems to help control and maintain the right temperature.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
- Apply sealants or other protective coatings.
- Cut carpet, vinyl or other flexible materials.
- Install insulation in equipment or structures.
- Install metal structural components.
- Apply adhesives to construction materials.
- Load materials into construction equipment.
- Prepare surfaces for finishing.
- Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas.
- Select construction materials.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Exposure to high places.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working with a group or team.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Working indoors in non-environmentally controlled conditions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- High levels of competition.
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