Drywall & 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, fire-proofing, or acoustical material.
Also called: Drywall Finisher, Drywall Hanger, Drywall Installer, Metal Framer

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • mechanical
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
    Business
  • management

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
    Physical Strength
  • use your lower back and stomach
  • lift, push, pull, or carry

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Self Control

Technology:

    Project management software
  • Construction Software Center EasyEst
  • DevWave Estimate Works
    Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word
  • Wilhelm Publishing Threshold
    Accounting software
  • Job costing software

Education:

    no high school diploma/GED
    high school diploma/GED
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