CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Insulation Workers, Mechanical

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Insulation Workers, Mechanical
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Apply insulating materials to pipes or ductwork, or other mechanical systems in order to help control and maintain temperature. Measure and cut insulation for covering surfaces, using tape measures, handsaws, knives, and scissors.
 
Fit insulation around obstructions, and shape insulating materials and protective coverings as required.
 
Determine the amounts and types of insulation needed, and methods of installation, based on factors such as location, surface shape, and equipment use.
 
Install sheet metal around insulated pipes with screws in order to protect the insulation from weather conditions or physical damage.
 
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.
 
Read blueprints and specifications to determine job requirements.
 
Cover, seal, or finish insulated surfaces or access holes with plastic covers, canvas strips, sealants, tape, cement or asphalt mastic.
 
Prepare surfaces for insulation application by brushing or spreading on adhesives, cement, or asphalt, or by attaching metal pins to surfaces.
 
Remove or seal off old asbestos insulation, following safety procedures.
 
Distribute insulating materials evenly into small spaces within floors, ceilings, or walls, using blowers and hose attachments or cement mortar.
 
Move controls, buttons, or levers to start blowers, and to regulate flow of materials through nozzles.
 
Fill blower hoppers with insulating materials.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Insulation Workers, Mechanical
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Building and Construction Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Insulation Workers, Mechanical
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
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.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
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.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Insulation Workers, Mechanical
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Gross Body Equilibrium The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Insulation Workers, Mechanical
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Less than a High School Diploma
 
Related Work Experience None
 
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Insulation Workers, Mechanical
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Air Conditioning Insulation Installer
Blanket Maker
Boiler Coverer
Commercial Insulator
Firestopper Installer
Firestopper Technician
Heat and Frost Insulator
Industrial Insulator
Insulation Helper
Insulation Installer
Insulation Machine Operator
Insulation Mechanic
Insulation Power Unit Tender
Insulation Worker
Insulation Worker Apprentice
Insulation Worker Furnace Installer
Insulator
Mechanic Insulator
Mechanical Insulator
Pipe Coverer
Pipe Coverer and Insulator
Pipe Insulator
Refrigeration Insulator
Scaffold Builder
Sheet Metal Insulator
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Insulation Workers, Mechanical
 
 
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