Job Description
Facilities Maintenance & Construction
Insulation Worker
Job Code: 8842 – Contract Classified
Department Introduction:
Facilities Maintenance and Facilities Construction are responsible for general maintenance, repair, alterations, and
renovations of all campus facilities including building interiors, exteriors, and grounds.
Job Purpose:
Under the direction of the supervisor and lead, perform journey-level skilled installation and repair of insulation products
on various mechanical systems and facilities. Insulate domestic hot and cold water lines, high and low pressure steam
lines, chilled water and refrigerant lines, heat pump systems, roof drain lines, ventilation ducts, air conditioning systems,
boilers, tanks and heat exchangers by application of fiberglass, calcium silicate and assorted petroleum by-product
insulating materials.
Duties and Responsibilities:
 Fabricate and repair custom fittings, blankets and specialty products from bulk/uncut insulation materials
 May develop cost estimates for installation and repairs
 Order material and supplies
 Operate and maintain hand power tools and equipment
 Remove and insulate non-asbestos insulation materials from facilities and equipment
 Operate machinery such as fork-lifts, scissor-lifts and high rangers. Load and unload materials and supplies
 Operate vehicles such as University vans and trucks to transport tools and equipment to various worksites
 Keep leads and supervisors informed of project status and work progress, required project materials and
 Communicate and coordinate with other Facilities Services shops and other business partners such as Design
Services, Capital Projects Office and UW Technology to facilitate work
 Know and comply with occupational health and safety regulations specific to the work actions and conduct on the
job, including Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) instructions, Hazard Review Checklists (HRCs) and the use of
personal protective equipment (PPE) as required
 Comply with all University and Facilities Services policies and procedures, Facilities Maintenance & Construction
(FMC) protocols, i.e. Individual Accountability Protocols (IAP)
 Support all management directives and the vision and values of FMC
 Participate in and follow through with FMC process improvement initiatives (Balanced Scorecard, Lean, Ideas
 Actively participate in meetings and training as scheduled
 May instruct semiskilled workers
 Perform related duties as assigned
 Perform other duties as assigned
 Regular and predictable attendance is required
Core Competencies:
 Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness
 Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively
 Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems
 Be responsible and accountable
 Use organizational skills and provide attention to details
 Maintain a positive, optimistic and success-oriented attitude
 Exercise professional demeanor, which includes being tactful and courteous
 Exhibit a professional work ethic
 Continuously promote a safe work environment
Required Skills, Experience and Knowledge:
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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
Demonstrated successful ability in taking direction, working well with others and as a member of a team
Demonstrated excellence in effective verbal and written communication skills
Have knowledge and understand of safe work practices and policies
Must be able to wear all proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required
Must be able to follow written and/or verbal instructions and communicate in English regarding the use of
chemicals, supplies, and equipment; comply with safety policies and procedures
Desirable Skills, Experience and Knowledge:
 Knowledge and practical experience with WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act) and OSHA
(Occupational Safety and Health Act) regulations
 Demonstrated successful experience with basic computer applications and technology
Conditions of Employment:
 Valid driver’s license recognized by the state of Washington
 Must be able to work in a smoke-free environment
 Approved footwear must be provided at the employee’s expense and worn on the job
 Must be able to be fitted for and wear a respirator on the job
 Ability to lift and move heavy material is required
 Must be able to work extended periods on knees and on ladders
 Work may require access to confined spaces and heights using approved safety procedures
 Must be able to work outside under all weather conditions
 A tuberculosis (TB) test is required for work assignments in nonhuman primate areas and in the Medical Center
 May be required to accept variable work shift
 A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire
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