- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- knowledge of building and construction
- the ability to use your initiative
- the ability to work well with your hands
- knowledge of maths
- persistence and determination
- the ability to use, repair and maintain machines and tools
- to be flexible and open to change
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
Your day-to-day duties may include:
- planning where to put insulation
- deciding on the best materials to use for a particular job
- preparing and cleaning areas to be insulated
- measuring and cutting insulation materials to size
- fastening insulation using clips, sprays, adhesives or wire bands
- sealing work areas after fitting insulation
- removing old insulation, like asbestos, in line with health and safety regulations
You may need to wear protective clothing.
You could work on a construction site, in a factory or at a manufacturing plant.
Your working environment may be cramped, dusty and physically demanding.
You could take further training while you work to move into a technical, supervisory or managerial role, like foreperson, site safety officer or building services technician.
You could also find work in a related industry, like heating and ventilation engineering or air-conditioning and refrigeration.
You can find out more about careers in thermal insulation from the Building and Engineering Services Association and ECITB Careers.Powered by Pathways.