Insulators 80 – Winfield

 The work of the Insulator includes the insulation of both industrial and commercial mechanical systems (i.e. piping, boilers, duct work, storage tanks, and equipment) for the purpose of energy savings; burn protection; and to control system heat transfer and condensation.

The majority of work takes place in industrial (power plants, chemical process plants, refineries, steel mills, etc…) and commercial (schools, hospitals, offices, etc…) settings.  The Insulator works with many types of insulating materials, mastics, and vapor barriers.  Work is done from blueprints, using a wide variety of power tools; also cutting, leveling and fastening tools.

Working Conditions:

Work is done indoors and outdoors, sometimes in noisy and dirty surroundings.  Jobs are often located in areas not easily accessible by public transportation.  Work is active and strenuous; occasionally in cramped, uncomfortable conditions; and occasionally on scaffolds high above the ground.  Possible injuries include falls, cuts, and exposure to hazardous dusts and chemicals.  Personal protection equipment, such as, respirators, safety glasses, hearing protection, fall-arrest systems, etc… is sometimes required.

For more information on qualifications and documentation needed to apply click here to read the latest Notice of Accepting Apprenticeship Applications.  To apply, visit any WorkForce WV office, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, and from 9 am to 5 pm on Fridays.  Please check with your local WorkForce WV Office for TABE testing times.

Recommended High School Courses:  Algebra, geometry, mechanical drawing, and blueprint reading

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The Recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex.  The JATC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunities in apprenticeship and training and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the code of federal regulations, Part 30.