UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

INSULATION WORKER

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8842 (WFSE Skilled Trades)

BASIC FUNCTION

Perform journey-level work insulating mechanical systems.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Apply insulating materials to the surface of all types of mechanical systems, such as pipes, ducts, boilers and tanks.

TYPICAL WORK

Insulate domestic hot and cold water lines, high and low pressure steam lines, chilled water and refrigerant lines, heat pump systems, roof drain lines, air conditioning systems, boilers and tanks by application of fiberglass, calcium silicate and assorted petroleum by-product insulating materials;

Mold, fabricate and repair special parts and fittings;

Operate and maintain hand and power tools and equipment;

Remove and reinsulate non-asbestos insulation materials from facilities and equipment;

Remove and repair asbestos materials from facilities and equipment;

Drive service truck as required; load and unload materials and supplies;

May direct and instruct helpers;

May assist in preparing preliminary cost estimates for installation and repair projects;

May perform work in other trades;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as an insulation worker

OR

full journey status as an insulation worker in a union

OR

four years of applicable experience OR equivalent education/experience.

New Class: 1-03-73
Revise Code & Title: 1-18-74
Revise Class: 1-21-83
Revise Class: 4-6-90
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05