An Insulator

“Being an insulator is interesting and rewarding. One is able to earn a comfortable living for family. I’d recommend it as a career.”
—Michael Maguire, Administrator

What Do They Do

The work of an insulator covers industrial, commercial, transportation and cryogenics. Industrial applies to all types of industries such as chemical process and petrochemical. The commercial field includes buildings, building services and refrigerated spaces. Transportation includes the insulation of trucks, trailers, railroad cars and ships. Cryogenics is the field of low temperature service, such as required by the liquefied gases. The insulators today work with many types of materials, such as fiberglass, cork and calcium silicate. They insulate hot and cold piping, refrigerant lines, ductwork boilers and tanks.






Working Conditions

Insulators generally work indoors. They spend most of the workday on their feet either standing, bending, or kneeling. Insulation work if often dusty and dirty.

Interest and Temperament

Insulation work requires more coordination than strength. People should like to work with their hands and be able to work on ladders as well as in tight spaces.

General Qualifications

Educational Background Recommended

Math, mechanical drawing, metal working, industrial arts

Admission Requirements of the Joint Apprentice Committee

Terms of Apprenticeship Training

Related Job Opportunities

Supervisor, shop superintendent, insulation contract estimator, business owner

Application and Information

Toledo Area Insulators JATC
4535 Hill Ave.
Toledo, OH 43615-5301
Telephone: (419) 531-5911
Fax: (419) 531-4392

The recruitment, selection, employment, training and promotion of apprentices shall be without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, disability/handicap or veteran status.