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ROOFER: I Asked For A Job, I Got A Job

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Dylan, shares with us what it's like to be a roofer at a construction site. He got his job by asking for one at the site and he's learned how to heat weld roofing material. He also shares what he likes most and what he finds hardest about his job.

Job Title: Roofer

Job Summary: Roofers

Job Description

Roofers repair and install the roofs of buildings using a variety of materials, including shingles, asphalt, and metal. Roofing work is strenuous and tiring. It involves heavy lifting, as well as climbing and bending.

On-the-Job Training

There is substantial on the job training and well as apprenticeship programs.

Additional Info

Most on-the-job training programs consist of informal instruction in which experienced workers teach new workers how to use roofing tools, equipment, machines, and materials. Trainees begin with tasks such as carrying equipment and material and erecting scaffolds and hoists. Within 2 or 3 months, they are taught to measure, cut, and fit roofing materials and, later, to lay asphalt or fiberglass shingles.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$20,000 - $60,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
16 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Seasonal
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Outdoor, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Technical skills, Strength/stamina

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