Insulation Installers

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Insulation Installers

Insulation Installers - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, insulation installers:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a medium level of job-required social contact.
  • Communicate mostly by telephone and face-to-face discussions.
  • Are responsible for the health and safety of others during installation.
  • Are somewhat responsible for the work done by others.
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  • On occasion must deal with unpleasant or angry individuals who may be upset about an aspect of installation.
  • Often work as part of a team.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Are regularly exposed to contaminants, such as tiny particles from insulation materials.
  • Often wear protective suits, masks, and respirators.
  • Often work indoors, but may on occasion work outdoors. Indoor locations may not have heating or air conditioning, or may have spaces exposed to the elements.
  • Are often exposed to loud and distracting sounds and noise levels.
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  • Are on occasion exposed to high places. There is only a low likelihood of slight injury from falls.
  • Sometimes must get into awkward positions to reach cramped work places
  • Sometimes are exposed to hazardous situations, equipment, and conditions.
  • Often travel to and from work sites in a truck or van.
  • May work in very bright or dim lighting conditions.
  • May work physically near other installers.

Work Performance

  • Must be sure that all details of the job are done so that their work meets building codes.
  • Must be careful and exact in their work to avoid safety hazards.
  • Repeat the same physical activities.
  • Regularly make decisions that greatly impact coworkers and their employers.
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  • Often act without consulting another person first.
  • Set some, but not all, of their daily tasks and goals without consulting a supervisor first.
  • Work in a competitive atmosphere where weekly and monthly deadlines must be met.


  • Usually work a regular 40-hour week.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.