WHAT HE DOES:
Insulation in some form is almost as old as time. Probably the first insulation material was the combination of mud and straw and dates back thousands of years. Insulation is to keep heat and cold where it belongs.
The work of the Insulator today covers industrial, commercial, transportation, cryogenics and special cases. Industrial applies to all types of industries such as chemical process, petro-chemical, metal and other process industries, liquid organic heating systems, steam condensing cycles, high temperature hot water systems, etc. The commercial field includes buildings, building services and refrigerated spaces. Transportation includes the insulation of trucks, trailers, railroad cars and ships. Cryogenics in the field of low temperature service, such as required by the liquified gases, generally below minus 150 degrees F. The Insulator today works with many types of materials such as fiberglass, cork, calcium silicate, foamglass, expanded silicate and spray insulation. He insulates hot and cold piping, refrigerant lines, duct work, boilers, tanks, large power plants, brine lines and cooler rooms. He works from blueprints and uses such tools as welding machines, knives, scissors, trowels, measuring and leveling tools.
- High school graduate or equivalent
- Physically able to perform the work of the trade
- Resident of the Local’s jurisdiction
- ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOINT APPRENTICESHIP COMMITTEE:
- Doctor’s examination, including chest X-ray
- Diploma and transcript of grades required
- Successfully meet norms established for the trade in Employment Services S.A.T.B.
TERMS OF APPRENTICESHIP:
- Length of Indentureship – 4 years
- Minimum hours of related classroom instruction – 144 hours each year
- Indentured to the Joint Apprenticeship Committee
RECOMMENDED HIGH SCHOOL COURSES:
- Mechanical Drawing
More Apprenticeship Info
- Apprenticeship Programs
- Introduction To The World Of Construction - By And Through Apprenticeship And Training
- Apprentices Receive Regular Wage Increases
- How To Enter Apprenticeship (Selection Procedure)
- Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
- Terms Of Apprenticeship
- What Is A Construction Apprentice?