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Helpers--Roofers - 47-3016.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Help roofers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying, or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Roofer Helper

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Apply shingles, gravel, or asphalt over the top layer of tar to protect the roofing material.
  • Attach roofing paper and composition shingles, using nails.
  • Attach sheets of metal to roof boards or building frameworks when installing metal roofs.
  • Check to ensure that completed roofs are watertight.
  • Chop tar into small pieces, and heat chopped tar in kettles.
  • Clean work areas and equipment.
  • Clear drains and downspouts and clean gutters.
  • Cover roofs with layers of roofing felt or asphalt strips before installing tile, slate, or composition materials.
  • Hoist tar and roofing materials to roofs, using ropes and pulleys, or carry materials up ladders.
  • Locate worn or torn areas in roofs.
  • Maintain tools and equipment.
  • Perform emergency leak repairs and general maintenance for a variety of roof types.
  • Place tiles, nail them to roof boards, and cover nailheads with roofing cement.
  • Provide assistance to skilled roofers installing and repairing roofs, flashings, and surfaces.
  • Remove old roofing materials.
  • Set ladders, scaffolds, and hoists in place for taking supplies to roofs.
  • Sweep and clean roofs to prepare them for the application of new roofing materials.
  • Unload materials and tools from work trucks, and unroll roofing as directed.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Apply sealants or other protective coatings.
  • Assemble temporary equipment or structures.
  • Assist skilled construction or extraction personnel.
  • Clean equipment or facilities.
  • Clean surfaces in preparation for work activities.
  • Clean work sites.
  • Inspect completed work to ensure proper installation.
  • Install roofing materials.
  • Load or unload materials used in construction or extraction.
  • Locate equipment or materials in need of repair or replacement.
  • Maintain construction tools or equipment.
  • Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities.
  • Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed.
  • Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas.
  • Spread sand, dirt or other loose materials onto surfaces.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Builder (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Cannon Crewmember (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Heavy Repair Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

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