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

  • Terra Cotta Roofer Helper
  • Slate Roofer Helper
  • Shingles Roofer Helper
  • Roofing Laborer
  • Roofing Apprentice
  • Roofer Helper
  • Roofer Assistant
  • Roofer
  • Roof Technician
  • Residential Roofer Helper

What They Do

  • Clear drains and downspouts and clean gutters.
  • Chop tar into small pieces, and heat chopped tar in kettles.
  • Apply shingles, gravel, or asphalt over the top layer of tar to protect the roofing material.
  • Hoist tar and roofing materials to roofs, using ropes and pulleys, or carry materials up ladders.
  • 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.
  • Attach roofing paper and composition shingles, using nails.
  • Provide assistance to skilled roofers installing and repairing roofs, flashings, and surfaces.
  • Place tiles, nail them to roof boards, and cover nailheads with roofing cement.
  • Set ladders, scaffolds, and hoists in place for taking supplies to roofs.

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 New Jersey was $25,560 with most people making between $17,570 and $32,450

Outlook

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During 2008, this occupation employed approximately 300 people in New Jersey. It is projected that there will be 250 employed in 2018.

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