UNIFOR - Insulator

Revision Date: October 2001
Classification: Insulator
Hay Point Range: N/A


The Physical Plant Department is responsible for the entire physical plant of the University including construction, renovations, provision of utility services and the care and maintenance of all properties.

Under general supervision, the Insulator is responsible for the insulation of new service lines and equipment, the repair or replacement of existing insulation, the preparation of insulation for painting, and estimating time and material requirements for new installations or repairs.


  • Makes repairs to the insulation on all existing service lines that require insulation.
  • Insulates equipment as required.
  • Prepares new insulation for paint application.
  • Estimates repair and new installation needs as may be required.
  • Responsible for keeping records as directed by the Supervisor.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


The minimum qualifications necessary for acceptable (satisfactory) job performance are:

Level of Formal Educatio

  • Education to an acceptable level.
  • Must posses a valid Journeymen Certificate as Insulator
  • Must hold a valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver's License.


  • Five years of experience is required after receiving journeyman's certificate.

Skills and Abilities

  • A good knowledge of insulating materials and their application including PVC covering and sheet metal covering.
  • Ability to estimate labour and material requirements for specific jobs.
  • Ability to maintain records.
  • Must have knowledge and know the procedures of removing asbestos insulation.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with staff, students and contractors.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to work in tight and confined areas.
  • Capable of performing the duties as assigned.

This class specification is intended to illustrate the characteristics of this classification level and should not be interpreted as a description of any one individual position within this classification level.

"In accordance with the University's Health and Safety Policy, and in support of the Workplace Safety and Health Act, Physical Plant is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all staff and students. 

Physical Plant will instruct all employees to complete an Orientation Workshop, normally during the first day on the job, and the Health and Safety Orientation Module, normally during the probation period.  Employees will also be instructed to complete various workshops, such as Asbestos Awareness, etc. during the first year of employment depending upon an individual's classification."