On the Job
Fence Erectors put up and repair fences and gates, using hand or power tools.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Operate detonation equipment.
- Dig holes or trenches.
- Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities.
- Pour materials into or on designated areas.
- Cut wood components for installation.
- Install fencing or other barriers.
- Install metal structural components.
- Install wooden structural components.
- Mark reference points on construction materials.
- Position structural components.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working with a group or team.
- High levels of competition.
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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