Heat & Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers

Four (4) year apprenticeship NATURE OF THE TRADE:

An Insulator is a construction professional who works at mechanical duct and pipe insulation and HVAC covering and domestic water covering for commercial and industrial projects.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Birth Certificate

APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING:

Insulators participate in an apprenticeship- training program before becoming a Journeyman Mechanic. The term of apprenticeship is four years of classroom training for a minimum of 160 hours a year, one day a week, in addition they work 1,760 hours of on-the- job training. The classroom instruction consists of preparation, tools, materials, equipment, book work, mechanical pipe and duct mock ups, and many different safety related instruction.

APPRENTICE WAGES:

An apprentice’s starting wage package starts at 55% of Journeyworker wages, with incremental increases throughout the apprenticeship. An apprentice receives benefits such as health insurance and a pension.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications are accepted Tuesday – Thursday, from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Union Hall in Des Moines Iowa or online at www.insulators74.org.


Local #74
333 SW 9th Street, Suite K
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: (515) 288-0472

For more info on this apprenticeship program contact:
Jeremy Heimbaugh
awl74@insulators.org