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Insulator - The Insulator must possess knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to insulate surfaces of pipe, ducts, valves, fittings, flanges, boilers, tanks, turbines, evaporators, refrigerating units, bulkheads and similar structures in connection with ship alteration and repair. The following is a list of typical work that the Insulator might be asked to perform: a. Lay out work from written or verbal instructions, procedures, blueprints, sketches, or TGIs. b. Form sections of insulation to shape and size to fit systems and components. Cut out irregular shapes for valves, fittings, flanges, and similar parts. Secure insulation in place with wire, metal straps, or cement. Cut and fit fiberglass cloth or other fabric, wraps it over insulation, and sews the seams and joints using special tie line, needle, and sailmakers palm. c. Fabricate molded sections of insulation for special applications using the appropriate tools. Measure for fabrication of portable pads used in conjunction with various components on board ship. Prepare removable pads or replaceable sections of insulation by making paper patterns as necessary, cutting insulating material and sewing parts together. • Must pass background and drug screenings • Must be U.S. Citizen • Must be 18 years of age or older EOE

Category: Marine Insulator

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.
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.