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Industrial Insulator

Estevan, SK

Kandrea Insulation is looking to recruit ambitious 1st, 2nd, 3rd Year and Journeyman Industrial Insulators for our branch in Estevan, Saskatchewan. The Estevan Branch has been a part of Kandrea since 2009 and we continue to see opportunities in this area. Estevan’s operations focus on maintenance, pipe insulation, and Utilidor buildings and work with companies like Tundra Oil & Gas and Crescent Point. For candidates whoa re not local, housing is provided.

Position Summary

Insulators apply, remove, and repair thermal and acoustical insulation (e.g., calcium silicate, cellular glass, mineral wool, Styrofoam, fibreglass) on all types of industrial equipment (e.g., ducting, piping, heat exchangers, tanks and vessels).

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Uses coaching skills for mentoring and training apprentices
  • Describes the materials used and identifies areas where fireproofing and fire stopping are used in a building system
  • Recognizes the various applications and identify materials used in various spray applications
  • Identifies and describes the various components of a commercial process system
  • Understands, identifies and describes the components and materials used in an Industrial system
  • Defines terms, identifies applications, outlines layout process, fabricates and installs of pan-out and cut outs, concentric reducer, eccentric reducer, square to round transition, square to square transition, spherical or elliptical head, gored butterfly elbow and lateral fitting without supervision
  • Identifies the terms and applications for pre-insulated panels
  • Identifies the applications for removable soft covers
  • Outlines the layout process, fabricates and installs removable box coverings on piping and equipment without supervision
  • Interprets mechanical drawings to describe processes, identifies their divisions and components related to specifications and addendums related to an industrial system
  • Identifies, defines and applies information found on ISO and P&ID drawings for the application of insulating materials without supervision
  • Determines quantities by executing a full project takeoff of required documents, interpret specifications and addendums and calculate the total amount of materials needed for project
  • Estimates the complete project costs for a given project, unit price, man-hours and manpower costs without supervision
  • Identifies and uses Red Seal products to prepare for an Interprovincial Exam
  • Safety is everyone’s responsibility and you are responsible to look out for yourself and those around you 

Education & Experience

  • Post-secondary or technical training is an asset
  • Static equipment experience (such as vessels, heat exchange, etc.)
  • Strong experience in pipe insulation
  • Safety tickets including: CSTS, Fall Protection, H2S Alive, First Aid


  • Problem solving on a daily basis
  • Interpersonal skills with clients and co-workers
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Communication both verbally and written
  • Prioritizing multiple demands on a project or work site

Physical & Other Requirements

  • Lifting, bending, climbing
  • Ability to be exposed to various types of work environments
  • Use of various shop equipment and trade related hand tools
  • Use of ladders or scaffolding
  • Working in confined spaces
  • Working with WHMIS products and materials
  • Use of specialized PPE such as respirators, coveralls and safety glasses

Key Competencies

  • Managing Suppliers & Contractors – Ability to maintain strong relationships with suppliers and contractors
  • Quality Assurance – Ensures all quality assurance processes have been followed and products/services meet quality standards
  • Safety – Ensures health and safety is a daily focus by acting in a safe manner at all times

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