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Insulation Workers Job Description

The Insulation worker lines and covers structures with insulating materials.

The Tasks of the Insulation Worker

  • The Insulation Worker reads blueprints and selects appropriate insulation, based on space characteristics and the heat retaining or excluding characteristics of the material.
  • The Insulation Worker measures and cuts insulation for covering surfaces, using tape measures, handsaws, power saws, knives or scissors.
  • The Insulation Worker covers and lines structures with blown or rolled forms of materials to insulate against cold, heat, or moisture, using saws, knives, rasps, trowels, blowers, and other tools and implements.
  • The Insulation Worker fits, wraps, staples or glues insulating materials to structures or surfaces, using hand tools or wires.
  • The Insulation Worker covers, seals, or finishes insulated surfaces or access holes with plastic covers, canvas strips, sealants, tape, cement or asphalt mastic.
  • The Insulation Worker distributes insulating materials evenly into small spaces within floors, ceilings or walls using blowers and hose attachments, or cement mortars.
  • The Insulation Worker fills blower hoppers with insulating materials.
  • The Insulation Worker moves controls, buttons, or levers to start blowers and regulates flow of materials through nozzles.
  • The Insulation worker prepares surfaces for insulation application by brushing or spreading on adhesives cement or asphalt or by attaching metal pins to surfaces.
  • The Insulation Worker removes old insulation such as asbestos, following safety procedures.

Knowledge Requirement for Insulation Workers

  • The Insulation Worker needs knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • The Insulation Worker needs knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • The Insulation Worker needs knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
  • The Insulation Worker needs knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • The Insulation Worker needs knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • The Insulation Worker needs the knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs, assessments, meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • The Insulation Worker needs knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

The Insulation Worker must have the skill of installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications. They must give 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. The Insulation Worker needs to be able to talk to others to convey information effectively. The Insulation Worker must be able to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. They need to be able to adjust actions n relation to others’ actions. This includes the ability to teach others how to do something in particular that is pertaining to the job function. The Insulation Worker monitors performance of other individuals as well as their own. They also monitor performance of organizations as a whole to help make improvements or take corrective action needed to correct any errors. The Insulation Worker needs to be able to determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. Reading comprehension is a must for the Insulation Worker, as well as the ability to understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

The Insulation Worker must have the ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with their body, arms and/or legs. The Insulation Worker needs the ability to keep or regain the body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position. They need the ability to quickly move their hand, hand together with arm, or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. The Insulation Worker needs the ability to use their abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without giving out or fatiguing. They also need the ability to quickly and repeated adjust the controls of machines or a vehicle to exact positions.

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