Trades Helper Duties
This is semi-skilled work assisting skilled workers in the
performance of duties related to electrical, plumbing, air
conditioning, heating, and other building trades work.
Work involves routine helper and semi-skilled work performed
under close supervision while participating in repair work with
a skilled tradesman. As experience is gained, an employee
progressively becomes more skilled and uses more independent
judgement as to method of repair. Work is ordinarily checks in
progress and after completion.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assists and participates in the repair and preventive
maintenance of electric motors, switches, compressors,
transformers, valves, water lines, and related equipment.
Installs electric wiring, plumbing ducts, pipes, and fixtures;
checks and tests meters, relays, and heating and air
Assists electricians in installing, maintaining, and repairing
electrical wiring and apparatus.
Assists auto mechanics, painters, carpenters, roofers, plumbers,
plasterers, and masons by carrying materials and equipment and
performing manual duties, such as mixing mortar, building
scaffolds, repairing furniture, and applying asphalt tar on
Operates pipe-cutting and threading machines, asphalt kettles,
air compressors, drills, shears, welders, and other equipment.
Drives trucks; supplies tools, equipment, and materials to
skilled tradesmen; cleans up shop.
Digs ditches; builds forms; pours concrete.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard vocational or high school and some
experience as a trades helper; or any equivalent combination of
training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Some knowledge of the practices, methods, tools, materials, and
equipment of the building trades.
Some knowledge of the occupational hazards of building trades
and of necessary safety precautions.
Ability to develop skill in locating and correcting defects in
building installations, fixtures, and equipment.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Skill in the use and care of tools and equipment of the building
Skill in operating trucks.