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Needs to know how to walk down jobs, take measurements and knowledge of how much and what materials are needed. Apply insulating materials to pipes or ductwork, or other mechanical systems in order to help control and maintain temperature.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: --
Apply, remove, and repair insulation on industrial equipment, pipes, ductwork, or other mechanical systems such as heat exchangers, tanks, and vessels, to help control noise and maintain temperatures.
Cover, seal, or finish insulated surfaces or access holes with plastic covers, canvas strips, sealants, tape, cement or asphalt mastic.
Determine the amounts and types of insulation needed, and methods of installation, based on factors such as location, surface shape, and equipment use.
Fit insulation around obstructions, and shape insulating materials and protective coverings as required.
Install sheet metal around insulated pipes with screws in order to protect the insulation from weather conditions or physical damage.
Measure and cut insulation for covering surfaces, using tape measures, handsaws, knives and scissors.
Prepare surfaces for insulation application by brushing or spreading on adhesives, cement, or asphalt, or by attaching metal pins to surfaces.
Read blueprints and specifications to determine job requirements.
Select appropriate insulation such as fiberglass, Styrofoam, or cork, based on the heat retaining or excluding characteristics of the material.
Distribute insulating materials evenly into small spaces within floors, ceilings, or walls, using blowers and hose attachments.
Fill blower hoppers with insulating materials.
Working Environment & Physical Demands
Occasional lifting of items weighting a maximum of 50 pounds.
Ability to climb stairwells up to 15 levels high.
Ability to ascend and descend ladders (step, extension, cage) up to 24’ high.
Able to walk at a normal pace for up to 15 continuous minutes.
Able to work from a standing position for 8-12 hours.
Ability to twist and bend on a recurring basis.
Weather conditions that can be expected are wet, humid, heat and cold, bright/dim light, traffic, heights, dusts, and pollen.
The job requires normal visual acuity, field vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception, and texture perception.
Some environments are in a high noise and vibrating area.
Minimum five (5) years’ experience Industrial Pipe Insulating experience.
Five (5) years’ experience in power plant or maintenance experience preferred.
We offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and are always looking for individuals with the talent and skills required to contribute to our continued growth and success. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled