Mechanical Insulator

Protect materials and components by installing thermal insulation.
picture of Mechanical Insulator

Quick Stats

Salary Range
$25,000 – $70,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Mechanical Insulators do?

Insulation seems like a minor concern compared to all the other components that go into a building. But ask any customer who’s tried to escape the summer heat by ducking into a sweltering bookstore, or attempted to leave the winter chill behind only to find that their favorite coffee shop feels like an igloo, and it’s obvious that a Mechanical Insulator plays a huge role. As a Mechanical Insulator, you determine the best way to insulate different materials to provide a comfortable atmosphere that not only makes customers happy, but also lets companies bask in the glow of a lower power bill.

As a Mechanical Insulator, they call you the “Master of Materials” because you know how to select, measure, cut, and install any material that crosses your path. Fiberglass? No problem. Styrofoam products? Too easy. Cork? Nothing’s too hard for you.

Each week brings a new building to inspect. It takes a trained eye to choose the best materials for insulating the variety of pipes and other components that make up a wall. One material repels heat while another attracts it. It’s a juggling act to balance out the different factors that affect your insulation’s performance.

Once you’ve chosen only the finest materials for installation, you undertake the physical process of cutting them up and applying them as needed. When the job’s finished, it’s time to step back and check for any little holes or cracks where air could leak in. Plug them up and you’re good to go.

Should I be a Mechanical Insulator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Mechanic Insulator, Sheet Metal Insulator

    How to become a Mechanical Insulator

    Most Mechanical Insulators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9saaaa&chl=no+college+%2877%25%29|certificate+%2823%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,77,77
    Schools close to

    You May Also Like

    Careers Similar to Mechanical Insulator