Roofers :

Cover roofs of structures with shingles, slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, or related materials. May spray roofs, sidings, and walls with material to bind, seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $38,430.00
Average Time to Fill 37 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 4,593
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 11.44 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Resource Allocation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Install interior wood fixtures such as doors, floors, window frames, trim, or stairs
Install roofing materials such as shingles, tile, slate, or asphalt
Install siding or sheeting materials
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Install prefabricated building components
Assemble temporary equipment or structures
Install green structural components, equipment or systems
Join wood or other construction materials
Fit construction materials such as wood
Repair sheet metal products
Install insulating materials
Repair structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Repair cracks, defects, or damage in installed building materials
Erect scaffold on work site
Remove debris or vegetation from work sites
Clean work sites
Pour materials into or on designated areas
Climb ladders, scaffolding, and structures to reach work
Move heavy objects in construction, extraction, or mining settings

Handling and Moving Objects

Apply adhesives to construction materials
Paint surfaces such as walls
Apply protective sealants or coatings
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Spread sand, dirt or other loose materials onto surfaces
Sand metal or plastic objects
Cut flexible flooring material such as carpet, vinyl, or linoleum
Install alternative power sources or systems
Shape construction materials such as wood
Drill holes in construction materials
Cut construction material
Perform basic carpentry

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Stock Control
Project Management
Residential Roofing

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