Responsible for cleaning and preparing construction sites for the erection of structures and buildings. Unloads and loads materials, reads plans and specifications, tends machines, mixes concrete, pours concrete, and assists carpenters, operating engineers, and other construction site workers.
Assist in building structures for residential, business, and construction sites. Participate in demolitions. Work underground in tunnels and sewer systems. Remove trees and debris. Service machines, including pumps, compressors, generators, tractors, and trailers. Mix concrete. Pump concrete, grout, cement, sand, or plaster. Use spray guns for application of material to ceilings or walls. Assist construction managers. Read blueprints and designs. Install traffic control devices. Clear and prepare highway work zones. Dig trenches. Install sewer, water, and storm drainpipes. Pour concrete and asphalt onto roads. Operate laser guidance equipment to place pipes. Operate air, electric, and pneumatic drills. Transport and set off explosives to tunnel into earth or roads. Remove hazardous materials. Operate pavement breakers; jackhammers; earth tampers; concrete, mortar, and plaster mixers. Control robotic pipe cutters and cleaners. Survey and measure equipment.
Responsible for mixing, matching, and applying paint to various surfaces, completing touchups, and coordinating large painting projects.
Apply paint to surfaces including canvas, walls, floors, doors, and cabinets. Mix, match, and apply paint, varnish, shellac, enamel, and other finishes. Scrape, sandpaper, prime, or seal surfaces prior to painting. Clean walls to ensure proper adherence. Cover surfaces with cloth or plastic to ensure protection. Calculate amounts of required materials and estimate costs. Fill cracks, holes, and joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other fillers, using caulking guns or putty knives. Erect scaffolding, movable and immovable staging and various rigging to gain access to difficult areas; moves furniture and equipment as necessary. Remove fixtures such as pictures, doorknobs, lamps, and electric switch covers prior to painting. Select and buy paint from vendors. Negotiate prices. Purchase quality brushes. Apply several coats according to paint directions. Tape off areas when needed. Apply touchups or second coats. Remove paint splatters when finished. Clean up all equipment, including brushes and spray guns. Utilize spray guns for large jobs. Work on ladders to reach high ceilings or walls.
Responsible for installing wallboards to ceilings or to interior walls of buildings and applying plaster. Smooths out imperfections with trowels and shackle. Applies coats of compound after panels are mounted to walls or ceiling.
Apply drywall to walls or ceilings. Fasten drywall panels to the inside framework of building. Prepare panels for painting by taping or finishing joints. Smooth out imperfections. Work with ceiling tile installers to build walls. Read blueprints and designs. Measure, cut, fit, and fasten panels. Prepare panels by sawing, drilling, or cutting holes in panels for electrical outlets, air-conditioning units, and plumbing. Screw panels to wood or metal framework. Use a lift to place ceiling panels. Fill joints in-between panels with spackle. Use trowels to spread spackle. Press paper tape into compound. Smooth away excess material. Cover nail and screw depressions with spackle. Apply second and third coats of compound. Sand areas after each coast.