Helpers--Roofers

Wages
In 2015, the average annual wage in a Alabama was $22,470 with most people making betweeen $17,250 and $30,000
Wages by Industry
  • Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors $24,320.00
Education Required
These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
Common Majors
  • no information available
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
  • Apply shingles, gravel, or asphalt over the top layer of tar to protect the roofing material.
  • Attach roofing paper and composition shingles, using nails.
  • Attach sheets of metal to roof boards or building frameworks when installing metal roofs.
  • Chop tar into small pieces, and heat chopped tar in kettles.
  • Clear drains and downspouts; and clean gutters.
  • Hoist tar and roofing materials to roofs, using ropes and pulleys, or carry materials up ladders.
  • Perform emergency leak repairs and general maintenance for a variety of roof types.
  • Place tiles, nail them to roof boards, and cover nailheads with roofing cement.
  • Provide assistance to skilled roofers installing and repairing roofs, flashings, and surfaces.
  • Set ladders, scaffolds, and hoists in place for taking supplies to roofs.
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.
  • 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.
Abilities you'll need to have
  • 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.