University of Missouri - Kansas City - Kansas City, MO

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Perform skilled work in the insulation of steam, condensate, water, plumbing, and chilled water piping systems. This may include the removal of non-asbestos containing insulation prior to the placement of new insulation. Fabrication and application of various jacketing systems is required.

Specific duties include; Insulation of steam, plumbing, refrigeration, and air conditioning lines, ducts and equipment with various types of insulating materials; cut, shape, glue, paste or fasten insulation of appropriate lengths and sizes; mix and apply moist insulation material (mud) on elbows, valves, joints, outdoor underground pipes, etc.; apply tar and wrapping material to pipes;

Install fireproofing in fire ducts; inspect insulation; stencil and label piping systems. Fabricate and install outside jacketing including but not limited to; PVC, perforated metal, and sheet metal enclosures for duct work.

May perform or assist in performance of any of the following: preparation of cost estimates, preparation of material orders, maintenance of records and preparation of reports.


$19.91 - $20.64


Monday – Friday ; 7:00 am – 3:30 pm

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Minimum Qualifications

A high school diploma, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities can be acquired, is necessary. Qualified as a journey level trades specialist in the insulation trade including the equivalent of apprenticeship or vocational training in the insulation trade is required.

Ability to read blueprints, plans, drawings, wiring diagrams, and plumbing and electrical codes is required. Skill in use and maintenance of tools, equipment and materials of applicable trade is required. A valid drivers license which allows the operation of a motorized vehicle in the State of Missouri may be required. A person working in this classification will need, on a daily basis, to be able to: -grasp, lift, maneuver, rotate, and otherwise use small to large mechanical trades tools and equipment;-grasp, lift, carry, set down heavy (50-75 lbs) objects on a daily basis;-grasp, turn, twist, pull, push, lift, and otherwise move equipment, controls, parts, etc.;-visually assess maintenance, construction and repair needs;-climb and work from ladders, stairs and scaffolding.

Employees working within this classification will be required to wear appropriate safety equipment and apparel. A person working in this classification must be abe to wear a respirator and/or self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) as outlined in the Industrial Standard for Respirator Use.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated proficiency in the use and application and mechanical insulation systems.
Successful completion of advanced course work and examination(s) based on the National Center for Construction Education and Research curriculum.

A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary.

Four years actual work experience and training, including the equivalent of apprenticeship, vocational, or internal job progression training in the trade.

Ability to read blueprints, plans, drawings, and plumbing diagrams.

Skill in maintenance and use of tools, equipment and materials of applicable trade.

A person working in this classification will need to be able to grasp, lift, carry, and set down moderately heavy (e.g. 50lbs) objects on a daily basis; climb and work from ladders,
scaffolding, and staging, in confined areas (e.g. attics, manholes, tunnels, etc.) and in environments of widely varying temperatures, dusts and mobile particle densities.

Ability to wear a respirator and / or self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) as outlined in the “Industrial Standard for Respirator Use”.

A valid driver’s license may be required for certain positions.

Must be able to work overtime, including weekends.

Application Materials

Submit on-line with application, resume and any supporting documents supporting certifications, experience, etc.

Other Information

Service and Maintenance

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call Human Resource Services at 573-882-7976. TTY users, please call through Relay Missouri, 1-800-RELAY (735-2966) or en Español at 1-800-520-7309.

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