On the Job
Roofer Helpers assist roofers on the job. They may use, hold, or supply tools, or clean work areas and equipment.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Inspect completed work to ensure proper installation.
- Locate equipment or materials in need of repair or replacement.
- Assist skilled construction or extraction personnel.
- Clean equipment or facilities.
- Clean surfaces in preparation for work activities.
- Clean work sites.
- Load or unload materials used in construction or extraction.
- Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities.
- Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed.
- Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Exposure to high places.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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