Helpers--Roofers
SOC: 47-3016.00

Description:

Help roofers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
11,300 employed

Projected (2024):
13,000 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Hot Tar Roofer Helper
  • Industrial Roofer Helper
  • Kettleman
  • Residential Roofer Helper
  • Roof Technician
  • Roofer
  • Roofer Assistant
  • Roofer Helper
  • Roofing Apprentice
  • Roofing Laborer
  • Shingles Roofer Helper
  • Slate Roofer Helper
  • Terra Cotta Roofer Helper


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Check to ensure that completed roofs are watertight.
  • Sweep and clean roofs to prepare them for the application of new roofing materials.
  • Locate worn or torn areas in roofs.
  • Clean work areas and equipment.
  • Maintain tools and equipment.
  • Cover roofs with layers of roofing felt or asphalt strips before installing tile, slate, or composition materials.
  • Remove old roofing materials.
  • Unload materials and tools from work trucks, and unroll roofing as directed.
  • Set ladders, scaffolds, and hoists in place for taking supplies to roofs.
  • Place tiles, nail them to roof boards, and cover nailheads with roofing cement.
  • Provide assistance to skilled roofers installing and repairing roofs, flashings, and surfaces.
  • Attach roofing paper and composition shingles, using nails.
  • Perform emergency leak repairs and general maintenance for a variety of roof types.
  • Attach sheets of metal to roof boards or building frameworks when installing metal roofs.
  • Hoist tar and roofing materials to roofs, using ropes and pulleys, or carry materials up ladders.
  • Apply shingles, gravel, or asphalt over the top layer of tar to protect the roofing material.
  • Chop tar into small pieces, and heat chopped tar in kettles.
  • Clear drains and downspouts and clean gutters.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • A-frame hoists
  • Adhesive spreaders
  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Air compressors
  • Asphalt spreaders
  • Aviation snips
  • Axes
  • Backpack blowers
  • Bitumen kettles
  • Bitumen mops
  • Blow torches
  • Caulking guns
  • Chalk lines
  • Clipping shears
  • Concrete saws
  • Drying mops
  • Gas generators
  • Hacksaws
  • Hammer drills
  • Hammer staplers
  • Hammers
  • Hand hoists
  • Hand operated spray guns
  • Hand operated spray rigs
  • Hand rollers
  • Hand saws
  • Hand spudders
  • Hard hats
  • Hatchets
  • Hot air guns
  • Hydraulic hoists
  • Industrial vacuums
  • Knives
  • Ladder hoists
  • Ladders
  • Lifting hooks
  • Manlifts
  • Manual gravel spreaders
  • Material positioning jigs
  • Measuring tapes
  • Mechanical hoists
  • Monorail hoists
  • Nailers
  • Nibblers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Pipe wrenches
  • Planes
  • Plaster power mixers
  • Pneumatic caulking guns
  • Power brooms
  • Power buggies
  • Power gravel spreaders
  • Power hoists
  • Power lifts
  • Power saws
  • Pressure washers
  • Pry bars
  • Pulleys
  • Punches
  • Respirators
  • Roof rippers
  • Roofers' brushes
  • Roofing knives
  • Roofing mops
  • Roofing seamers
  • Roofing spades
  • Safety glasses
  • Safety harnesses
  • Scaffolding
  • Scissor lifts
  • Screwdrivers
  • Seam rollers
  • Shackles
  • Shingle rippers
  • Skid steer loaders
  • Slate cutters
  • Sliding t-bevels
  • Slings
  • Soldering irons
  • Spreader beams
  • Staple guns
  • Steel-toed boots
  • T squares
  • Tar kettles
  • Templates
  • Tile cutters
  • Tin snips
  • Trowels
  • Two way radios
  • Wood chisels
  • AppliCad software
  • DigiTools Roof CAD
  • Energy cost evaluation software
  • Humidity and vapor drive calculation software
  • Insight Direct ServiceCEO
  • Maintenance record software
  • Roof Calculator software
  • Roof Pro Estimate Software Roof Pro
  • RoofLogic software
  • Top View software
  • Wintac Pro Software
  • Ziatek RoofDraw


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    industry stats

    SOC: 47-0000

    Total Employed: 5,477,820

    Average Annual Salary: $47,580