Blow Crew Installer Position
In new construction or major renovations, blow crew insulation workers spray fiberglass or cellulose into exterior walls and attics before drywall, paneling or plaster walls are put in place. Blow crew insulation workers generally work indoors and spend most of the workday on their feet, either standing, bending or kneeling. Sometimes, they work from ladders or in tight spaces and oftentimes are in attics. Blow work is very dusty and dirty, and workers are required to wear protective gear for the mouth, N-95 and safety glasses. The summer heat and winter cold can make the insulation worker uncomfortable. Temperatures range from 30 – 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
Department: Branch location
Reports to: Branch Manager or Production Supervisor
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
- Loads and logs materials onto truck and makes notation of returned materials
- Erects ladders and scaffolds
- Checks netting/poly for areas that may need blocking, and prepares machine by checking oil, belts and obstructions
- Operates equipment that injects loose fill or foamed insulation by carrying/holding a hose up to 150 feet long and up to 56 pounds heavy
- Climbs ladders and crawls in attics frequently throughout the day
- Checks density in wall areas
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Maintains a valid driver’s license in the state employed
- Observes all driving safety rules at all times
- Observes job site safety rules and know the location of MSDS packets in your vehicle
- Maintains tools
- Maintains truck housekeeping
- High school diploma or GED preferred
- Experience in the construction industry helpful
- Ability to perform basic math skills
Blow crew insulation workers must be able to use common hand tools—trowels, brushes, knives, scissors, saws, pliers and stapling hammer—as well as operate the equipment that injects loose fill. Blow crew insulation workers must be able to read job instructions and record materials to work order. They must be able to work in tight places or in high places from ladders or scaffolding and be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. Blow crew installers must be able to climb ladders and scaffolding repeatedly in a day—and must be able to frequently bend, twist and turn body at shoulders, waist and knees with a spray hose in hand.
Works in a construction environment.