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Fence Erectors

Also called: Fence Builder, Fence Erector, Fence Installer, Fence Laborer

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Air Force, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps.

What they do:
Erect and repair fences and fence gates, using hand and power tools.
On the job, you would:
  • Establish the location for a fence, and gather information needed to ensure that there are no electric cables or water lines in the area.
  • Align posts, using lines or by sighting, and verify vertical alignment of posts, using plumb bobs or spirit levels.
  • Measure and lay out fence lines and mark posthole positions, following instructions, drawings, or specifications.


Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • customer service


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • 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


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
Controlled Movement
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
Physical Strength
  • use your lower back and stomach


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Independence
  • Leadership
  • Self Control
  • Initiative


You might use software like this on the job:

Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Cutlist Plus fx
Project management software
  • Maxwell Systems American Contractor
  • Software Design Associates Computer Fencing System CFS
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel


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

Get started on your career:

Registered Apprenticeship

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