Heat and frost insulators work with more than just heating and cooling, they also help reduce the passage of sound, air, smoke and fire. They are essential to every large institutional, commercial and industrial construction project in the country, as well as residential construction.
Apply and secure insulation using spraying, blowing, pasting, strapping, taping and other application and installation methods
Read and interpret specifications to select the type of insulation required
Measure and cut insulating materials using hand and power tools
Install vapour barriers and fire-retardant materials
Apply waterproofing cement over insulating materials to finish surfaces
Remove asbestos or urea-formaldehyde insulation from buildings
What You’ll Need
4 years, includes technical training, on-the-job training and exam. Journeyperson certificate awarded after successful completion. As an apprentice, you also earn while you learn.
Key Skills & Attributes
(technical training and on the job)
Strong communication skills, reading and numeracy
Strong problem-solving and planning skills
Ability to interpret specifications and shop drawings
Carpenters construct, maintain and repair structures made of wood and wood substitutes, steel, concrete and other materials. They can work with construction companies, carpentry contractors and maintenance departments of factories, plants and other establishments, or they can be self-employed.
Read and interpret blueprints and drawings
Calculate requirements and prepare layouts to follow building codes
Boilermakers build, repair, test and maintain all types of boilers, tanks and pressure vessels and related metal products for building manufacturing and industrial processes in heavy industry. They perform structural and plate work on dust, air, gas, steam, oil, water and other liquid-tight containers.
Lay out patterns and fit and weld parts together
Install, repair and maintain boilers and heavy-metal products
Millwrights install, service, diagnose and repair all types of industrial machinery and heavy equipment used in many industries. They work on a range of equipment such as pumps, compressors, turbines and mining equipment using a combination of hand, power and precision tools. Millwrights can also weld and fabricate.
Detect and troubleshoot mechanical problems
Repair or replace defective machinery parts Assemble and install machinery and equipment using tools
Steamfitters/pipefitters build, assemble, maintain and repair piping systems that carry water, steam, chemicals or fuel in heating, cooling, lubricating and other process piping systems. Because of this, much of their work is industrial. They work indoors or outdoors, and the job can be physically demanding.
Install supports, valves, piping and control systems
Measure, cut, thread, bend and install metal, plastic and fiberglass pipes, valves and fittings