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Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, & Wall

Also called: Installer, Insulation Estimator, Insulation Installer, Insulator

What they do:
Line and cover structures with insulating materials. May work with batt, roll, or blown insulation materials.
On the job, you would:
  • Measure and cut insulation for covering surfaces, using tape measures, handsaws, power saws, knives, or scissors.
  • Fit, wrap, staple, or glue insulating materials to structures or surfaces, using hand tools or wires.
  • Cover and line structures with blown or rolled forms of materials to insulate against cold, heat, or moisture, using saws, knives, rasps, trowels, blowers, or other tools and implements.


Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • mechanical
  • customer service


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Initiative


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • CMSN FieldPAK
  • Comput-Ability Mechanical Insulation Key Estimator
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Operating system software
  • Microsoft Windows


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Registered Apprenticeship

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
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