International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers Local 41
3626 North Wells Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46808

Local Heat and Frost Insulators Union – Apprenticeship


International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 41

For more than 80 years, our highly trained and highly skilled insulation professionals have safely and expertly provided insulation industry services to the West Central Ohio and Northeast Indiana region.

Local Heat and Frost Insulators Union is searching for hard-working and motivated individuals seeking to begin a career upon graduation. We are dedicated to offering trained professionals in the interest of energy conservation and producing the industry’s best quality. 

The Benefits of Being a Union Member

  • Get paid while you learn and receive health and retirement benefits.
  • Graduate debt-free with an associate degree from Ivy Tech. 
  • Succeed in growing in a competitive market. 
  • Hands-on training in a high-skill, technical industry.
  • Be a part of a team that builds your community. 

What a Mechanical Insulator Does 

Mechanical Insulation Workers apply insulating materials to pipes, tanks, vessels, ductwork, or other mechanical systems to help control and maintain temperature. 

Working Conditions 

A typical day for a Mechanical Insulation Worker is installing sheet metal or PVC jacketing around insulated pipes, tanks, vessels, and duck work with screws, bands, or adhesives to protect the insulation from weather conditions or physical damage. They might also read blueprints and specifications to determine job requirements. 

General Qualifications 

  • 18 years or older 
  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Driver’s License 
  • Drug-free and able to pass drug testing

Admission Requirements of JAC 

  • Transcript of High School Records 
  • Birth Certificate 
  • Drug Testing 
  • Valid Driver’s License 

Terms of Training 

  • Graduate with a four-year Apprenticeship Program with an associate degree from Ivy Tech (no cost to you) 
  • Hours of classroom instruction- 176 hours 
  • Length of probationary period- 800 hours

Available Applications

Applications are available during the regular business day, Monday- Friday, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. or by appointment.

International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers Local 41