This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol, Senate Office Buildings, Assistant Superintendent, Facilities Operations Division, Maintenance Branch.
Seeking an Insulator Pipe Coverer who serves as a journey-level Insulator responsible for the installation, demolition, maintenance and repair of insulating materials on piping, HVAC and equipment systems throughout the Architect of the Capitol campus.
Tour of duty for this position is: Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (flexible start time)
Work schedule may require some occasionally mandatory overtime on holidays AND weekends.
The individual selected for this position will:
Install insulating materials on ducts, pumps, valves and boilers to limit heat transference, reduce condensation and limit sound.
Measure, cut, mix and shape insulating materials for complex arcs and irregular shapes and installs protective, moisture-proof- containment barriers for hazardous materials removal involving lead paint, asbestos and abatement.
Comply with OSHA and EPA safety and reporting requirements as well as NIOSH, NESHAP, AHERA regulatory requirements. Performs duties that may involve handling and/or removal of friable and non-friable asbestos and lead-based and lead-containing paint (herein referred to as lead paint), as well as suspect polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in building materials.
Plan and perform work involving the removal of lead paint following the lead exposure in construction, 29 CFR 1926.62. Work will require the ability to glove bag, build containments, and work with an Industrial Hygienist when needed. These requirements will apply to asbestos-containing materials as well.
Plan and perform work involving removal and installation of a variety of insulating materials on air ducts, heaters, generators, pumps, piping, evaporators, refrigeration units and boilers.
Remove, repair, enclose and encapsulate asbestos-containing insulation and other asbestos-containing building products, including but not limited to surfacing materials, thermal systems insulation, friable miscellaneous materials, and non-friable suspected asbestos-containing building materials, as well as occasional suspect waste products.
Ensure that proper precautions are taken to reduce the possibility of releasing asbestos fibers or lead into the environment during repair, removal and encapsulation operations. Awareness of and abiding by silica in construction standard (29 CFR 1926.1153) for these projects as well.
Repair damaged insulation and upgrades existing insulation for increased performance.
Measure, cut, trim and fits insulating materials on regular shaped surfaces of pipes, tanks, boilers, ducts and other structures, which have irregular and straight runs or surfaces and curves.
Use various types of insulating materials, such as cork, calcium silicate, magnesia, rock wool, glass wool and spun glass. Mixes loose materials into cement or plaster forms for trowel application.
Insulate surfaces of pipes, ducts, valves, fittings, flanges, boilers, tanks, evaporators, refrigerating units and similar structures.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen.
You must be able to pass a drug test.
Your resume and question responses must demonstrate job-related elements.
To be employed by the Architect of the Capitol in a paid position, an individual must meet one of the categories below:
A citizen of the United States;
A person who is lawfully admitted for permanent residence and is seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B);
A person who is admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. 1157 or is granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. 1158 and has filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible;
A person who owes allegiance to the United States (nationals of American Samoa, Swains Island, and the Northern Mariana Islands, and nationals who meet other requirements described in 8 U.S.C. 1408); or
A person who is currently an officer or employee of the Government of the United States.
Serving Congress and the Supreme Court, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the builder and steward of the landmark buildings and grounds of Capitol Hill. Our staff preserves and maintains the historic buildings, monuments, art and inspirational gardens on the Capitol campus.
Today, there are more than 2,000 AOC employees serving around the clock in diverse roles to maintain and preserve the buildings and grounds. Iconic landmarks under our care include the U.S. Capitol, Capitol Grounds, Capitol Visitor Center, House Office Buildings, Library of Congress, Senate Office Buildings, Supreme Court and U.S. Botanic Garden.