Insulation/Air Sealing Technicians install products that reduce heat loss and air leakage in commercial buildings and mechanical systems.
Insulation/Air Sealing Technicians are responsible for air sealing and insulating commercial and industrial buildings. They apply insulation materials, such as loose, blanket, board, and foam insulation, to interior and exterior walls, ceilings, attics, crawl spaces, and basements. Insulation/Air Sealing Technicians wrap air ducts and water lines with insulating materials, such as duct wrap and pipe insulation, and they install storm windows or storm doors and verify proper fit. Insulation/Air Sealing Technicians might also apply spackling, compounding, or other materials to repair holes in walls.
Insulation/Air Sealing Technicians help prepare a jobsite by unloading equipment and preparing installation materials. Technicians may be required to wear an air or cartridge filter respirator throughout the installation process depending on the type of product being used. Technicians ensure that all foaming and caulking activities are complete around windows and doors. Insulation/Air Sealing Technicians must be capable of performing physical work both indoors and outdoors.
▸ Insulation Apprentice
Willingness to participate in an approved apprenticeship training program is required for this move..
▸ Insulation Journeyperson / Mechanic
Additional experience and training is required for this advancement..
▸ Building Maintenance Technician
Additional experience is typically needed for this advancement..
▸ Energy Efficiency Sales Representative
Being highly motivated and a self-starter would facilitate this move..
▸ Real Estate Agent (with green building expertise)
State licensing is required for this advancement..
▸ Real Estate Appraiser (with green building expertise)
Certification and licensing in most likely needed to advance here..
This advancement may require specialized training..
▸ Commercial Construction Foreperson
Strong knowledge of building systems and strong leadership skills would facilitate this move..