Helpers--Roofers

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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.

It is also Called

  • Hot Tar Roofer Helper
  • Industrial Roofer Helper
  • Kettleman
  • Residential Roofer Helper
  • Roof Technician
  • Roofer
  • Roofer Assistant
  • Roofer Helper
  • Roofing Apprentice
  • Roofing Laborer

What They Do

  • 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.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RC.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Conventional environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Support and Working Conditions in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

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

Education Required

These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

LMI Region

Wages

In 2013, the average annual wage in Washington was $27,500 with most people making between $19,580 and $36,450

Outlook

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During 2008, this occupation employed approximately 400 people in Washington. It is projected that there will be 360 employed in 2018.

This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about 0 replacement openings for approximately - total annual openings.