NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.
Marine Insulators apply insulation and covering to piping/machinery for water systems, AC, refrigeration, and steam machinery, bulkheads and overheads. This allows ship systems to function at peak capacity while keeping ship personnel remain comfortable and safe from exposure to extreme heat or cold. Marine Insulators become skilled with hand-tools such as knives, wire cutters, saws, and tape measures. They are responsible for handling and applying rubber, fiberglass hullboard, pipe sections made of fiberglass or calcium silicate, fiberglass tape/cloth, adhesives and Tempmatt.
National Median Wages (2010): $18.10 hourly, $37,650 annually
VSRA Median Wage Report: $21.38 hourly
Marine Insulator positions typically require a high school diploma.
Marine Insulator careers typically require the ability to :
- Demonstrate high-quality craftsmanship
- Pass a drug test
- Obtain a security clearance
- Be reliable and punctual
Previous experience is preferred and sometimes required.