Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers

The Work 
Workers in this trade apply insulation materials to pipes, tanks, boilers, ducts, refrigeration equipment and other surfaces requiring thermal control of temperatures. It requires much handling of insulation materials made of fiberglass, rubber, calcium silicate and urethane. Asbestos workers also remove asbestos-containing materials.

Working Conditions
The working conditions tend to be in and around dust. A variety of machinery and power tools are constantly used. Workers provide their own hand tools. This trade has a high health hazard risk. Workers must wear respirators. The proper use and care of respirators is an essential part of the work. Work is conducted in commercial buildings, refineries, ships, industrial plants and private residences in all kinds of indoor and outdoor climates.

The Apprenticeship  
This program has 8,000 hours (at least four years) of on-the-job training, plus 160 hours each year of related classroom training. This program has classroom instruction on weekdays.

Apprenticeship Entry Requirements

  • At least 18 years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Washington state resident
  • Birth certificate
  • Pass a physical examination
  • Possess a valid Washington state driver's license

* Degree Available

To Apply Contact:

Doug Steinmetzer
(425) 235-7827
dsteinmetzer@RTC.edu