August 4, 2018
Drywall installers, also called drywall framers or drywall hangers, precisely measure and cut standard-sized pieces of drywall to fit building walls. Since drywall is a heavy material consisting of two layers of paper with gypsum in between, it usually takes two workers to lift it against a wall and glue, nail or screw it to a wood or metal building frame. When drywall is installed in ceilings, workers use mechanical lifts to put it in place.
Responsible for installing wallboards to ceilings or to interior walls of buildings and applying plaster. Smooths out imperfections with trowels and shackle. Applies coats of compound after panels are mounted to walls or ceiling.
- Apply drywall to walls or ceilings.
- Fasten drywall panels to the inside framework of building.
- Prepare panels for painting by taping or finishing joints.
- Smooth out imperfections.
- Work with ceiling tile installers to build walls.
- Read blueprints and designs.
- Measure, cut, fit, and fasten panels.
- Prepare panels by sawing, drilling, or cutting holes in panels for electrical outlets, air-conditioning units, and plumbing.
- Screw panels to wood or metal framework.
- Use a lift to place ceiling panels.
- SALARY: Drywall Hangers/Installers-$20 per hour
- JOB DURATION: October, 2018 through May 2019
Drywall installers need to be strong and physically fit, with good manual dexterity, eyesight and balance. They also have the basic math skills needed to take measurements
- Must be able to pass Federal Security Screening