Insulation Workers, Mechanical
Industrial Insulator, Insulation Mechanic, Insulator, Mechanical Insulator
- Measure and cut insulation for covering surfaces, using tape measures, handsaws, knives, and scissors.
- 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.
- Select appropriate insulation, such as fiberglass, Styrofoam, or cork, based on the heat retaining or excluding characteristics of the material.
Engineering and Technology
- building and construction
- customer service
Education and Training
- teaching and course design
Math and Science
- arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
- keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- 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
- pay attention to something without being distracted
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
- Self Control
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
- CMSN FieldPAK
- Comput-Ability Mechanical Insulation Key Estimator
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
- IBM Maximo Asset Management
Analytical or scientific software
- North American Insulation Manufacturers Association NAIMA 3E Plus
certificate after high school
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