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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

To cover boilers, pipes, tanks, ducts and refrigeration units with insulating materials to reduce heat transfer, prevent moisture condensation and deaden sound.


Spread cement, magnesium oxide, or similar adhesive-insulating material on pipe or equivalent surface. 
Measure and cut solid insulating material and covering, using rule, hacksaw, power saw and shears. 
Fit insulating materials and covering around pipe or equipment and secure them using wire, twine, staples, metal bands and hand tools. 
Spread cement over insulating materials to protect them and provide a smooth finish. 
Clean pipe or equipment to be insulated with cloth or brush. 
Read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, sketches and job specifications. Prepare records and service reports of materials and time expended. 
Asbestos abatement of class I, II, III and IV work. 


Required Qualifications*

Graduation from high school. 
Considerable knowledge of the methods, equipment, and materials used in the insulation of pipes and equipment. 
Considerable experience in the insulation of pipes and equipment. 
Reasonable physical strength and dexterity. 
Ability to observe safety precautions in the operation of power equipment. Ability to work from ladders and scaffolding. 
Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications. 
Ability to observe safety precautions in the operation of tools and power equipment. 
Ability to perform the essential functions of the classification in areas that can be located at high elevations; behind or beneath obstacles; in confined spaces; subject to high heat; underground; in walls or floors; and inside or outside of buildings. 
Basic computer and software knowledge is needed. 


Desired Qualifications*

Journeyman’s Pipecover status is preferred. 

Successful experience working in a team environment.

Excellent customer service skills and experience in a service environment.

Asbestos Abatement Accreditation.

Licensure & Certification

Journeyman’s Pipecover status is preferred. 

Asbestos Abatement Accreditation is desired.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 6am - 2:30pm

Please note:  This position may need to work overtime as needed.  This position may need to respond to afterhours emergencies.

Additional Information

Facilities and Operations seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

Additional Information

Please note:  This position will primarily be working in University of Michigan utility tunnels. 

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the U-M Skilled Trades Union, Inc., which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.