Building Insulator Machine Operator

Building Insulation Operator

The tasks a Building Insulator, Machine is expected to perform include:

Blowing and packing insulating material, such as mineral wool, shredded cork or asbestos with power-driven machine into cavities between walls, floors and ceilings in buildings

Inserting hose nozzle into openings in floors, walls or ceilings

Directing hose nozzle to distribute insulating material as specified

Proficiency in filling cavities between walls, floors and ceilings in buildings

Knowledge of insulating material, such as mineral wool, shredded cork or asbestos

Proficiency in getting blower started to release compressed air which blows insulation material through hose

Knowledge of inserting hose nozzle into openings in floors, walls or ceilings

Well-versed with carrying hose nozzle to working position


Knowledge of insulating open spaces, such as cupboards, walls or attic, roofs, etc. by nailing sheets of insulating material to studs or rafters

Problem-solving ability

Dexterity of hands

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Work independently

Team player

Good listening skills

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not a handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

The job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include risk of handling sharp tools, risk of accidents, exposure to asbestos, dust, etc.

Occupational hazards include risk of developing respiratory disorders, injuries, cuts and bruises, etc.

For freshers - INR 16,000 to INR 18,000 per month

For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more - INR 22,000 to INR 25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Current and Future Growth of Construction Sector in India

In 2012-13, the market value of the construction industry was estimated at 7,674 billion. The sector grew at a CAGR of 9.42% between 2003-04 and 2012-13. The sector has multiple linkages with other sectors and has a strong multiplier effect on the economy. Indirectly, the sector generates 5 times higher value for the other sectors.

It is highly unorganized and employs most labourers, second only to the agriculture sector.

Construction sector is the 2nd largest employer in the country. The sector is also the largest contributor to central exchequer. The market value of construction sector in India is projected to expand up to 11,954 billion by 2017. In the recent years increasing infrastructure spending by the government has made this sector highly attractive among foreign investors. Sector witnessed cumulative foreign direct investments to the tune of 40,399 million from 2000 till 2013 of which 91% was in real estate development.

Labour in construction sector is highly migratory and largely unskilled. The sector creates more than 45 million jobs either directly or indirectly among various classes of individuals in the country which is primarily driven by increase in demand for residential real estate and rising infrastructure expenditure. The sector currently employs over 45 million employees and is slated to employ more than 76 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of around 31 million jobs in the 9 year period. As the industry grows, so will the job opportunities for Building Insulator, Machine.

Construction sites across India

Towns and cities across India