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Helpers--Roofers

Help roofers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying, or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Check to ensure that completed roofs are watertight.
    • Sweep and clean roofs to prepare them for the application of new roofing materials.
    • Locate worn or torn areas in roofs.
    • Clean work areas and equipment.
    • Maintain tools and equipment.
    • Cover roofs with layers of roofing felt or asphalt strips before installing tile, slate, or composition materials.
    • Remove old roofing materials.
    • Unload materials and tools from work trucks, and unroll roofing as directed.
    • Set ladders, scaffolds, and hoists in place for taking supplies to roofs.
    • Place tiles, nail them to roof boards, and cover nailheads with roofing cement.
    • Provide assistance to skilled roofers installing and repairing roofs, flashings, and surfaces.
    • Attach roofing paper and composition shingles, using nails.
    • Perform emergency leak repairs and general maintenance for a variety of roof types.
    • Attach sheets of metal to roof boards or building frameworks when installing metal roofs.
    • Hoist tar and roofing materials to roofs, using ropes and pulleys, or carry materials up ladders.
    • Apply shingles, gravel, or asphalt over the top layer of tar to protect the roofing material.
    • Chop tar into small pieces, and heat chopped tar in kettles.
    • Clear drains and downspouts and clean gutters.

    Skills

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Monitoring

      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    3
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Trunk Strength

      The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without "giving out" or fatiguing.

    • Gross Body Equilibrium

      The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.

    • Manual Dexterity

      The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

    Knowledge

    • Building and Construction

      Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 34980/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 16.82/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed Not Available
    • Yearly Projected Openings Not Available

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Self Control
    • Persistence
    • Cooperation

    Tools

    • Roofing mop
    • Hoists
    • Hip and ridge
    • Hand sprayers
    • Blow torch

    Technology

    • Project management software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Analytical or scientific software
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