Fence Erectors

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Fence Builder, Fence Erector, Fence Installer, Fence Laborer

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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.
  • Set metal or wooden posts in upright positions in postholes.
  • Measure and lay out fence lines and mark posthole positions, following instructions, drawings, or specifications.



  • customer service
  • management

Engineering and Technology

  • building and construction
  • design


  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


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

Physical Strength

  • use your lower back and stomach
  • lift, push, pull, or carry

Controlled Movement

  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down


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
  • Initiative
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Leadership
  • Persistence


You might use software like this on the job:

Computer aided design CAD software

  • Autodesk AutoCAD Hot Technology
  • Cutlist Plus fx

Project management software

  • Maxwell Systems American Contractor
  • Software Design Associates Computer Fencing System CFS

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology


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

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