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Job Description for a Roofer

What Does a Roofer Do?

Typically people believe that Roofers just replace, repair and install the roofs of buildings.

But there is more to this job such as

  • Setting up scaffolding to provide safe access to roofs
  • Inspect roofs, or around chimneys, skylights, vents or other roof structures for problems and determine the best repair procedures
  • Clean and maintain equipment
  • Create estimates which includes measuring and calculating materials needed
  • Protect and clean work area around the property to prevent damage
  • Interacting with the client and providing feedback.

Depending on your experience you may be interested in performing one or many of these additional roles.

Roofing work can be hot and physically demanding. It often involves climbing and bending and many times heavy lifting.

What are Some of the Work Activities You Can Expect?

  • Performing general physical activities
  • Observing, collecting and receiving information
  • Handling and moving objects
  • Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials
  • Use basic carpentry techniques
  • Operating vehicles, mechanized devices, or equipment

What is a Typical Work Schedule?

Like many construction workers, most roofers work full time during the Spring, Summer, and Fall and limited hours during the Winter. Allan Beach Roofing does operate all year long which provides the opportunity for some laborers to keep working during these months. Also like many construction workers, work is reduced during specific weather conditions such as rain, hail, and heavy wind and snow.

Can I Expect Full Time Hours?

Allan Beach Roofing has been operating for over 35 years which means we always have a steady stream of business during the Spring, Summer, and Fall months. This can not be said for many of the roofing companies in the Region.

We are looking for laborers who are interested in working part and full time but prioritize hiring for those who typically are looking for full time work.

What Type of Education Do I Need?

You do not need a highschool dipoloma or any secondary school education

Do I Need to Have Experience or Training Before I am Hired?

No, we will provide the skills you need to perform your job. You will spend many hours working beside experienced workers who will teach you the skills you need such as how to use roofing tools, equipment, machines, and materials. This does not mean that experienced roofers/labourers are not at an advantage in the hiring process.

There are online workshops/courses that would benefit you in the hiring process. Some workshops/courses are better then others and some are probably not needed. If you are unsure if a course would be a benefit in the hiring process please contact us.

Some Great Youtube Videos:

Applying Asphalt
How to Install Roof Shingles
Re-shingling a Roof

What Qualities Do you Look for in a Roofer?

Some of the qualities we look for is something with good balance, physical stamina, physical strength, and it is very helpful not to be afraid of heights.

What Can I Expect to be Paid?

Pay is mostly determined by skill and roll. The starting pay for a new recruit who has no experience is usually between 35-60% less then a fully trained employee. The pay will increase as the recruit is able to demonstrate their abilities.  Please contact us to request additional information about our current wages. Statistic Canada reports that the average wage for a Shingler in 2013 was between $12-36 an hour.

As your experience and job expectations increase so will your pay.