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Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall - 47-2131.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Line and cover structures with insulating materials. May work with batt, roll, or blown insulation materials.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Attic Blower
  • Insulation Estimator
  • Insulation Installer
  • Insulation Mechanic
  • Insulation Worker
  • Insulator
  • Retrofit Installer
  • Spray Foam Installer
  • Warehouse Insulation Worker

SOC Occupation Groups

47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations
47-2000 Construction Trades Workers
47-2130 Insulation Workers
47-2131.00 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall

Related Occupations


  • Cover and line structures with blown or rolled forms of materials to insulate against cold, heat, or moisture, using saws, knives, rasps, trowels, blowers, or other tools and implements.
  • Cover, seal, or finish insulated surfaces or access holes with plastic covers, canvas strips, sealants, tape, cement or asphalt mastic.
  • Distribute insulating materials evenly into small spaces within floors, ceilings, or walls, using blowers and hose attachments, or cement mortars.
  • Fill blower hoppers with insulating materials.
  • Fit, wrap, staple, or glue insulating materials to structures or surfaces, using hand tools or wires.
  • Measure and cut insulation for covering surfaces, using tape measures, handsaws, power saws, knives, or scissors.
  • Move controls, buttons, or levers to start blowers and regulate flow of materials through nozzles.
  • Prepare surfaces for insulation application by brushing or spreading on adhesives, cement, or asphalt, or by attaching metal pins to surfaces.
  • Read blueprints, and select appropriate insulation, based on space characteristics and the heat retaining or excluding characteristics of the material.
  • Remove old insulation, such as asbestos, following safety procedures.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Apply adhesives to construction materials.
  • Apply sealants or other protective coatings.
  • Cut carpet, vinyl or other flexible materials.
  • Install insulation in equipment or structures.
  • Load materials into construction equipment.
  • Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly.
  • Prepare surfaces for finishing.
  • Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas.
  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
  • Select construction materials.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Builder (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Cork Insulator, Refrigerator Plt
  • Insulator (Thermal) (Existing Title: Insulation Worker)

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Blower Insulator
  • Cork Insulator, Refrigeration Plant
  • Insulation Worker
  • Insulation-Power-Unit Tender
  • Insulation-Worker Apprentice