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What does a Insulator do?

Insulators apply, remove and repair thermal and acoustical insulation (for example, calcium silicate, glass foam, mineral wool, Styrofoam, fiberglass) on all types of industrial equipment (for example, duct piping, heat exchangers, tanks, vessels).

- They read and interpret drawings and specifications to determine insulation requirements.
- They select the amount and type of insulation to be installed and a method of securing it.
- They measure and cut insulating material to the appropriate size and shape.
- They install and finish insulated surfaces by applying metal cladding, canvas, plastic sheeting or cement.

What kind of person makes a good Insulator?

Insulator might be the job for you if you:

- Have good manual dexterity
- Are agile and donít mind working in cramped spaces
- Arenít afraid of heights
- Donít mind hot and cold temperature fluctuations

How do I become a Insulator?

1. Find a company willing to take you as an apprentice
2. Register with AAIT (Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training)
3. Apprentice for 4 years, which includes 1375 hours of on the job training and 6 weeks of technical training at school in the first two years, 1300 hours of on the job training and 8 weeks of technical training in the third year, and 1600 hours of on the job training in the fourth year.
4. Take the interprovincial Red Seal exam to become a registered Insulator.
5. Now you can work almost anywhere in Canada!

Where does a Insulator work?

Insulators are employed by construction companies, insulation contractors and industrial plants. 95 per cent of Insulators in Alberta work in the construction, mining and oil and gas extraction and manufacturing industries.

How much does a Insulator make?

On average, Insulators in Alberta make $30.82 an hour. Thatís about $69,800 a year.

Apprentice Insulators earn 50% of a journeymanís wage rate in the first year, 60% in the second, 70% in the third and 80% in the fourth year.

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