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Also called: Roof Technician, Roofer Helper, Roofing Apprentice, Roofing Laborer

What they do:
Help roofers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.


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


Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath


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
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Self Control
  • Persistence
  • Cooperation


You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • Energy cost evaluation software
  • Humidity and vapor drive calculation software
Data base user interface and query software
  • Insight Direct ServiceCEO
  • Roof Pro Estimate Software Roof Pro
Computer aided design CAD software
  • AppliCad software
  • DigiTools Roof CAD


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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