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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 or Navy.

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.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • management
Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • design
Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

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

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Endurance
  • 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

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Computer aided design CAD software Hot Technology
  • 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

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

Get started on your career:

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$34,800
$23,740
$56,450
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