HEAT & FROST INSULATORS

Union

Insulation workers install and replace the materials used to insulate buildings and their mechanical systems to help control and maintain the temperatures in buildings.  Workers handle insulation materials made of fiberglass, rubber, calcium silicate, and urethane. Asbestos workers remove asbestos-containing materials.

SELECT AN APPRENTICESHIP LOCATION

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

Local 7
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • High school diploma/GED
  • Physically able
  • Current Washington State driver’s license
  • Reliable transportation
  • Must pass drug screen test
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Apply at local training facility
  • Provide copy of DD-214; transcripts; driver’s license; and social security card, birth certificate, or other I-9 Documents
    * Veterans
    can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.
  • Complete interview with training committee
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on interview, experience, and supporting documentation 
Step 3: Start with local 7
Apprenticeship
  • 8,000 hours / 4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 160 hours of education each year through  Renton Technical College
Wages
  • Start at 45% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 10% pay increase after every 2,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 12 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
$22.75 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

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International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

Local 82
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • High school diploma/GED
  • Physically able
  • Current Washington State driver’s license
  • Reliable transportation
  • Must pass drug screen test
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Request application online or obtain application at local union office
  • Return completed application within 14 days along with proof of physical ability, copy of DD-214; transcripts; driver’s license; and social security card or other I-9 Documents
    * Veterans
    can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.
  • Complete interview with training committee
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on interview, experience, and supporting documentation
Step 3: Start with local 82
Apprenticeship
  • 5,600 hours / 4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 160 hours of education each year at local Training Facility and through  Spokane Community College
Wages
  • Start at 60% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 10% pay increase every 1,400 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 12 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
$17.65-20.95 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

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Calculate Starting Pay With GI Bill ®

Estimated Wage Calculator

All calculations based on a 160 hours/month work schedule.

*Contact union local for updated wage information.

GI Bill Usage Breakdown:
100% – 1-6 months
80% – 6-12 months
60% – 12-18 months
40% – 18-24 months
20% – 24-30 months
*Usage Optional
Eligible veterans in an approved Apprenticeship Program can use their GI Bill® benefit and receive a tax-free stipend on a monthly basis. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® stipend is the equivalent of the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) of an E-5 with dependents (based on the zip code of the training facility) which is paid addition to normal wages. Refer to the chart below to understand how Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits are paid, or consult the VA website www.benefits.va.gov/gibill (Link) to see how other VA chapters are paid for Apprenticeship Training.