Heat & Frost Insulators Local 17 Job Information
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Heat & Frost Insulators Job Overview
Heat and Frost Insulators work with commercial and industrial insulation. They install insulation and soundproofing for heating, ventilation, steam generation, process piping and plumbing systems, remove hazardous waste and firestopping.
Must be at least 18 years old; must have a high school diploma or GED certificate; must be a U.S. citizen or in the process of naturalization; must pass an aptitude test; must pass a drug screening; must be physically fit to work in the construction industry; and must have reliable transportation.
The apprenticeship program runs for five years with a minimum of 720 hours of classroom instruction. Apprentices receive 144 hours of classroom training per year (approximately one class every three weeks). Apprentices must receive a minimum of 1,600 hours of on-the-job training a year.
Algebra, geometry and mechanical drawing classes.
Insulators work in all kinds of weather elements with the majority of work being performed outdoors.
Must work well with others; must be able to work at high levels from scaffolds and ladders; must be able to understand and follow instructions; must be able to lift heavy objects; must be able to work in confined spaced; and must be able to work in a respirator depending on materials being used.
Apprentices start at 50% of wage scale:
- $43.95/hr Base Wage, plus
- $14.07/hr Health and Welfare, Plus
- $13.76 /hr Annuity and Pension.
(subject to change)
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