Fence Erectors

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About the Job

Erect and repair fences and fence gates, using hand and power tools.

It is also Called

  • Chain Link Fence Installer
  • Fence Builder
  • Fence Erector
  • Fence Installer
  • Fence Laborer
  • Wire Fence Builder
  • Wire Fence Erector
  • Wood Fence Erector
  • Wood Fence Installer

What They Do

  • Blast rock formations and rocky areas with dynamite to facilitate posthole digging.
  • Erect alternate panel, basket weave, and louvered fences.
  • Weld metal parts together, using portable gas welding equipment.
  • Construct and repair barriers, retaining walls, trellises, and other types of fences, walls, and gates.
  • Nail pointed slats to rails to construct picket fences.
  • Attach rails or tension wire along bottoms of posts to form fencing frames.
  • Insert metal tubing through rail supports.
  • Complete top fence rails of metal fences by connecting tube sections, using metal sleeves.
  • Assemble gates, and fasten gates into position, using hand tools.
  • Attach fence rail supports to posts, using hammers and pliers.

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.
  • 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.
  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • 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.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • 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.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Education Required

These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

LMI Region

Wages

In 2013, the average annual wage in New Jersey was $29,680 with most people making between $17,640 and $45,530

Outlook

During 2008, this occupation employed approximately 700 people in New Jersey. It is projected that there will be 700 employed in 2018.

This occupation will have approximately - job openings annually.