Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
On the Job
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers may apply tiles or blocks, steps, or sheets of shock-absorbing materials to reduce sound. They may tape drywall.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces.
- Apply mortar.
- Cut metal components for installation.
- Cut openings in existing structures.
- Cut tile, stone, or other masonry materials.
- Cut wood components for installation.
- Install building fixtures.
- Install insulation in equipment or structures.
- Install masonry materials.
- Install metal structural components.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working with a group or team.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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