Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall

Line and cover structures with insulating materials. May work with batt, roll, or blown insulation materials.

Median Annual Wage: $33,720

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (68%); Less than high school diploma (29%); Post-secondary certificate (2%)

Projected Growth: Much faster than average (22% or higher)

Related Job Titles: Installer; Insulation Installer; Insulator; Insulation Estimator; Retrofit Installer; Insulation Mechanic; Warehouse Insulation Worker; Insulation Worker; Attic Blower; Spray Foam Installer

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  • 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.
  • Distribute insulating materials evenly into small spaces within floors, ceilings, or walls, using blowers and hose attachments, or cement mortars.
  • Move controls, buttons, or levers to start blowers and regulate flow of materials through nozzles.
  • Fill blower hoppers with insulating materials.
  • Cover, seal, or finish insulated surfaces or access holes with plastic covers, canvas strips, sealants, tape, cement or asphalt mastic.
  • Read blueprints and select appropriate insulation, based on space characteristics and the heat retaining or excluding characteristics of the material.
  • Remove old insulation such as asbestos, following safety procedures.
  • Prepare surfaces for insulation application by brushing or spreading on adhesives, cement, or asphalt, or by attaching metal pins to surfaces.

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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall.

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