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