Are you ready to begin your career as an insulator with Local 18? Insulators Local 18 is actively seeking individuals who are looking to begin their career in the trade. We offer a four year registered apprenticeship program to students to learn the trade through in-classroom education and hands on training. This program is run by a joint contractor and union team known as the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (J.A.T.C.).


Alongside the Local 18 apprenticeship program, the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers believes in supporting those that show the dedication to become mechanical insulators and establish a solid foundation for their careers and their lives. As a result, while in the apprenticeship program, each student receives hands on training–both inside and outside the classroom–and you’ll earn a living wage from day one. Unlike many traditional post-high school education opportunities, our apprentices do not accumulate student debt in order to better themselves and receive additional education. Instead, you’ll have the ability to build a stable, comfortable life right from the beginning with scheduled, incremental raises along the way!


While in the Local 18 apprenticeship program, our students undergo extensive classroom instruction and safety training. Our four year Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training certified apprenticeship program, in conjunction with Ivy Tech Community College, provides future Mechanical Insulators with the skills and knowledge they need to grow, succeed and become experts in their field.

  • OSHA 10- and 30-Hour Safety Training Courses
  • Fire stop
  • 3E Energy Audits
  • CPR and First Aid Training Courses
  • Professional Code of Conduct Program
  • Pattern Layout Methodology
  • Asbestos Removal and Mediation
  • Lead Removal and Mediation


  • All applicants must be at least 18 years of age except as noted below
  • Applicants can be seventeen (17) years of age at the time of application provided they are high school seniors on schedule to graduate. Such an applicant must provide proof that a graduation certificate or GED has been awarded and must be eighteen (18) years of age prior to being indentured by the J.A.T.C.
  • Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and birth certificate available for copies to be included with their application
  • Interested individuals can make application Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm at 1220 E Epler Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46227
  • If you are currently working as a mechanical insulator outside of the protections of a collective bargaining agreement, contact our Market Rep Dave Price at 317-786-3216 to find out how you can be directly placed into our program and start receiving the wages and benefits you deserve!
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1220 east epler avenue, indianapolis, in. 46227