Entry Senior


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About This Career

Insulators apply insulation on all the plumbing, heating and cooling systems, piping equipment, and pressure vessels to reduce the transfer of heat, cold, sound and the chance of fire. When they aren't insulating new construction projects, Insulators focus on repairs and maintenance. If a pipe breaks at, for instance, they remove the insulation so people can repair and retest the pipes beneath.

Insulators know the types, amounts and installation methods required for different conditions including location, surface shape and equipment use.

Education: A high school diploma (or equivalent) is typically required.

Employment: This occupation is found in both onshore and offshore environments and is typically employed in the oil and gas services sector of the oil and gas industry.

Example titles: Boiler and Pipe Insulator, Building Insulator, Firestopping Insulator, Heat and Frost Insulator

Work Activities
Handling and Moving Objects
Measuring and cutting insulation for covering surfaces using tape measures, handsaws, knives and scissors.
Fitting insulation around obstructions, and shaping insulating materials and protective coverings as required.
Covering, sealing or finishing insulated surfaces or access holes with plastic covers, canvas strips, sealants, tape, cement or asphalt mastic.
Preparing surfaces for insulation application by brushing or spreading on adhesives, cement or asphalt, or by attaching metal pins to the surfaces to be insulated.
Attention to Detail
Public Safety and Security
Equipment Selection
Career Path
  • Supervisory positions
Related Careers
Available Jobs
  • Here are the two most recent postings:


Posted on Aug 16 2019

By blue star insulation inc.

Surrey Dependant upon experience
Insulation installer

Posted on Aug 15 2019

By comfort zone insulation

Perth Dependant upon experience
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How Can I Work in LNG?

As Canada prepares for the launch of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector, this occupation will play a

key role in:

  • Off-site fabrication
  • LNG export facility construction
  • Natural gas pipeline construction
  • Turnaround maintenance

When LNG takes off, you can be a part of the action!

Working Conditions
  • Road
    Remote Locations
  • Arrow
    Shift Work
  • Physical
    Physically Demanding
  • Heights
    Working from Heights
  • Variable weather
    Variable weather
  • Overtime
    Some Overtime Required
  • Relocation
Similar Jobs In Other Industries
Careers also exist in the following industries:
  • Construction of buildings (residential and non-residential)
  • Heavy and civil engineering construction
Job Details

Job Category



Oil and gas services



Qualifications + Experience


  • High School Diploma (or equivalent)


  • Completion of a three- to four-year apprenticeship program is required to become a certified tradesperson. Another route into apprenticeship training is a pre-apprenticeship foundation program.
  • The Red Seal endorsement is the interprovincial standard of excellence, and is available to tradespersons upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.
  • Standard and emergency first aid
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Construction Safety Training System (CSTS)
  • Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST)
  • H2S Alive
  • Asbestos Safety
  • Fall Protection
  • Confined Space Entry