Career outlook for thermal insulation engineer
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would fit insulation around pipes, boilers and ductwork to help them retain heat. You might carry out jobs in factories, offices, power stations or on ships.
On a job, you would typically:
- Plan where to put insulation by referring to building layout diagrams
- Decide what materials to use
- Prepare and clean the surfaces to be insulated
- Measure and cut insulation materials to size
- Fit insulation using clips, adhesives or cement
- Seal the work area after completing the installation
You may also work on the removal of old materials such as asbestos. This substance is dangerous. Your job would involve other risks as well, such as working at heights, so it would be very important to follow health and safety rules carefully.
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- Working with numbers
- Attention to detail
- Developing a plan
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- Managing resources
- Time management
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