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This is manual work at the journeyman level in the repair, maintenance, and installation of roofs and flashings.

Work involves repairing, maintaining, and removing roofs and the installation of new ones. Assignments are received through oral instructions prior to and during the progress of a job. Work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion.


Inspects composition shingles, slate shingles, roofing tiles, built up, and metal roofs for leaks.

Removes old roofs, installs roof insulation, felts bitumens and performs repairs as indicated to leaking roofs.

Installs composition shingles, slate shingles, roofing tiles, and flashings.

Applies cold process roof coatings.

Erects rigging.

Determines materials required for roof repairs, flashing repairs, and the installation of new roofs.

May supervise other workmen and laborers in the repair and replacement of roofs.

Performs related work as required.

Graduation from a standard vocational or high school and considerable experience in roofing operations; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of the tools, equipment, materials, and methods utilized in roof repair and installation.

Considerable knowledge of the hazards and safety requirements of the trade.

Knowledge of various roofing materials and standard specifications for different roof types.

Ability to remove and install roofs.

Ability to erect necessary rigging.

Ability to work at heights and on flat and inclined surfaces.

Ability to supervise the work of others.

Ability to climb ladders and set up work requirements in a safe manner.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Skill in the use of appropriate tools and equipment.



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