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    These positions are located in the Architect of the Capitol, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Planning and Project Management, Construction Division, Construction Branch. The positions require confined space and asbestos abatement certifications.  Tour of duty is Night shift: 9:00 P.M. to 5:30 A.M.

    This announcement has been extended 2 weeks to close January 11, 2019.

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    The position serves as a journey level Insulator responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of insulating materials on piping, duct and equipment systems throughout the Architect of the Capitol campus. Installs insulating materials on ducts, pumps, valves and boilers to limit heat transference, reduce condensation and limit sound. Duties involve lead and asbestos removal and abatement.

    Major Duties Include:

    Measuring, cutting, mixing and shaping insulating materials for complex arcs and irregular shapes and installing protective moisture proof, containment barriers for hazardous materials removal involving lead paint and asbestos. Complies with OSHA and EPA safety and reporting requirements as well as NIOSK, NESH and AHERA regulatory requirements. 

    Planning and performing work involving removal and installation of a variety of insulating materials on air ducts, heaters, generators, pumps, piping, evaporators, refrigeration units, and boilers.

    Removing, repairing, enclosing, and encapsulating asbestos insulation and other asbestos building products. Ensures that proper precautions are taken to reduce the possibility of releasing asbestos fibers into the environment during repair, removal, and encapsulation operations. Utilizes personal safety equipment and supplies to protect personal health and the health of others during asbestos abatement operations. 

    Repairing damaged insulation and upgrading existing insulation for increased performance. Work involves measuring, cutting, trimming, and fitting insulating materials on regular shaped surfaces of pipes, tanks, boilers, ducts, and other structures, which have irregular and straight runs or surfaces and curves. Uses various types of insulating materials, such as cork, asbestos, magnesia, rock wool, glass wool, and spun glass. Works with these in sheet forms, molded forms, blocks, or pads. Mixes loose materials into cement or plaster forms for trowel application.

    Insulating surfaces of pipes, ducts, valves, fittings, flanges, boilers, tanks, turbines, evaporators, refrigerating units and similar structures. Saws or shears sections of insulation to size and trims them to fit. Cuts out irregular shapes for valves, fittings, flanges, and similar parts. Secures insulation in place with wire, metal straps, special twine, or cements insulation to surface where appropriate.

    Performing duties that may involve handling and/or removal of friable and non-friable asbestos. Must possess the knowledge required to safely and legally remove/alter friable and non-friable asbestos, erect protective enclosures, encapsulate asbestos, erect clean rooms, provide negative air and dispose of asbestos. Must possess the skill required to safely operate and maintain asbestos related tools and place asbestos related materials, i.e., mister, high efficiency particulate abatement (HEPA) vacuums and filtering systems, drill attachments, negative air machines, self- contained breathing apparatus, respirators and sampling tools. Must complete training as prescribed by 29 Code of Federal Regulations 1910 within first six months after assigned to these duties and attend annual refresher courses.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    3610 Insulating

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518580800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.