Helpers - Roofers


ABOUT THE JOB

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

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Attach sheets of metal to roof boards or building frameworks when installing metal roofs.
  • Perform emergency leak repairs and general maintenance for a variety of roof types.
  • Set ladders, scaffolds, and hoists in place for taking supplies to roofs.
  • Attach roofing paper and composition shingles, using nails.
  • 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.
  • Provide assistance to skilled roofers installing and repairing roofs, flashings, and surfaces.
  • Clear drains and downspouts; and clean gutters.
  • Place tiles, nail them to roof boards, and cover nailheads with roofing cement.
  • Chop tar into small pieces, and heat chopped tar in kettles.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

ABILITIES YOU'LL NEED TO HAVE

  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • 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.

AT A GLANCE

Education Required

These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

Wages

In 2015, the average annual wage in a Tennessee was $28,290 with most people making betweeen $20,840 and $42,030

Wages by Industry

Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors: $24,320.00