Apply,remove, and repair insulation on equipment, pipes, ductwork, or othermechanical systems such as heat exchangers, hot and cold pipes, storage tanksand vessels, to help control noise and maintain temperatures.

Therole of a Foreman is to assist the General Foreman in providing leadership,direction and supervision of craft workers; to provide coordination in orderthat crafts work in a safe and productive manner. They evaluate, monitor andreport on work progression, whilst ensuring that all works are conducted incompliance and in line with man-hour budget.

Thisperson is to have a full working knowledge of their craft sector, to be awareof industry/legislative changes, safety protocols, relevant certifications (forpersonnel or equipment).


  • Reads and interprets blue prints,instructions, and other documentation or plan work activities.
  • Determines the amounts and selectsrequired insulation material (in sheet, tubular, or roll form), such asfiberglass, foam rubber, Styrofoam, cork, or urethane, based on material’sability to retain heat, location, surface, shape, and equipment use.
  • Moves materials and equipment to worklocations and sets up work site.
  • Cover, seal, or finish insulatedsurfaces or access holes with plastic covers, canvas strips, sealants, tape,cement or asphalt mastic.
  • Fit insulation around obstructions, andshape insulating materials and protective coverings as required.
  • Install sheet metal around insulatedpipes with screws in order to protect the insulation from weather conditions orphysical damage.
  • Measure and cut insulation for coveringsurfaces, using tape measures, handsaws, knives, and scissors.
  • Prepare surfaces for insulationapplication by brushing or spreading on adhesives, cement, or asphalt, or byattaching metal pins to surfaces.
  • Covers or seals insulation withpreformed plastic covers, canvas strips, sealant, or tape to secure insulationto structure, according to type of insulation used and structure covered, usingstaple gun, trowel, paintbrush, or caulking gun.
  • Follows all hazardous waste handlingguidelines.
  • May remove or seal off old asbestosinsulation, following safety procedures.
  • Completes records, maintains tools andequipment, and performs various clean-up and housekeeping activities.
  • Responsible for observing and complyingwith all safety and project rules, including wearing required personal safetyequipment.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Planand coordinate labor requirements.
  • Evaluatingperformance against schedule.
  • Closingout Punch list items as allocated.
  • AdvisingGeneral Foreman of any issues, impacts, risks or potential costs (financial ortime).
  • Maintainingand updating short range look ahead.
  • Maintainand monitor company and project specific HSE plans, ensuring awareness andcompliance is asserted.
  • Monitorsand reports on cost and man-hour budgets.


  • NCCER or equivalent certification with relevant experience.
  • Minimumof 12 months documented field experience at Journeyman 3 level in chosen craftdiscipline.
  • Musthave the ability to read and interpret instructions and documentation.
  • Experiencein maintaining short range look ahead plans.
  • Experience in monitoring cost and man-hour budgets.


  • Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts,practices, and procedures within a particular field.
  • Relies on instructions andpre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
  • Works under immediate supervision. Primaryjob functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typicallyreports to a supervisor or manager.
  • Work within precise limits or standardsof accuracy.
  • Apply shop mathematics to solveproblems.
  • Plan work and select proper tools.
  • Compare and see differences in the size,shape and form of lines, figures and objects.
  • Visualize objects in three dimensionsfrom plans and drawings.
  • Make decisions based on measurablecriteria.
  • Work at heights without fear.
  • Basicunderstanding of IT systems, including: Email, MS Office (Excel), etc.
  • Communicationskills, both verbal and written.
  • Experience in adhering to, monitoring and implementing project HSEpolicies.
  • Must supply own tools appropriate forbasic tasks.


Ifapplicable to the project, etc.


NP=NotPresent, O=Occasionally (0-33%), F=Frequently (34-66%), C=Constantly (67-100%)

Standing C Walking O Sitting O Pushing F Pulling F Climbing F Balancing F Bending O Stooping F Kneeling O Crouching F Crawling O Reaching C Handling C Fingering F Feeling F Vision F Hearing F Lifting (lbs) Carrying (lbs) 0-10 F 0-10 F 10-25 F 10-25 F 25-50 F 25-50 F

Required Qualifications

  • None

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