Mechanical Insulation Worker Career
Mechanical insulation workers are a type of insulation worker that specializes in installing and repairing insulating materials on piping and mechanical systems. As with floor, ceiling and wall insulation, mechanical insulation is used for both thermal and acoustic reasons and sees employees working in a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial settings.
Mechanical insulators spend much of their time working indoors, but some mechanical insulation tasks also require working outside, which could expose workers to the heat and elements. Most of the work is done in quite small, cramped spaces and workers are expected to spend long hours standing, bending and kneeling. In addition, the work can leave you quite dirty and itchy due to the various insulation materials used. The average employee works a 40-hour week and overtime is not all that common.