Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
Apply plasterboard or other wallboard to ceilings or interior walls of buildings. Apply or mount acoustical tiles or blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing materials to ceilings and walls of buildings to reduce or reflect sound. Materials may be of decorative quality. Includes lathers who fasten wooden, metal, or rockboard lath to walls, ceilings, or partitions of buildings to provide support base for plaster, fireproofing, or acoustical material.
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What do they typically do on the job?
- Read blueprints or other specifications to determine methods of installation, work procedures, or material or tool requirements.
- Measure and mark surfaces to lay out work, according to blueprints or drawings, using tape measures, straightedges or squares, and marking devices.
- Fit and fasten wallboard or drywall into position on wood or metal frameworks, using glue, nails, or screws.
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People who want to pursue this career have knowledge in these areas.
Engineering and Technology
Building and construction
Math and Science
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Safety and Government
Public safety and security
Whether you have received formal training or not, these types of abilities are helpful in this career.
Hand and Finger Use
Hold or move items with your hands
Keep your arm or hand steady
Exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
Use your lower back and stomach
Lift, push, pull, or carry
People who want to pursue this career have skills in these areas.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Work values describe how your core beliefs align with those commonly needed for this career.
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
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