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Roofer, Journeyman


Install, repair, clean, and preventatively maintain various types of roof and gutter systems. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field. Assist in performing a variety of tasks. Provide support services to other trades. Work under general supervision, exercising a certain degree of ingenuity and latitude. Participate in the Career Progression Program (CPP) through the Physical Plant Division (PPD). Equivalent to Level III technicians in the Entry through Level IV CPP classifications.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

Install, repair, and preventatively maintain various types of roofs, including shingle, metal, and built-up roof (BUR) systems (e.g., modified and gravel surfaced roofs)
Install, repair, and preventively maintain single-ply roofing systems (e.g., thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), and polytetrafluoroethylene (“Teflon”) fabrics)
Resurface existing roofs with coating, fabric, and other materials
Install, repair, and preventatively maintaining roof drain buckets, clamping rings, and flashings
Point up and caulk parapet walls and masonry joints
Install dowel pins, reset parapet wall capstones, and perform related work
Replace lightning rod terminals and refasten ground conductor cables to roofs and building structures
Fabricate and install various sheet metal accessories (e.g., gutters, downspouts, and wall flashings)
Clean roofs and gutter systems
Power wash various facilities and structures
Support other trades and contractors in new construction, maintenance, and repairs of facilities, structures, and equipment, including roofs, parapets, and related work
Assist with work in several trade areas (e.g., carpentry (for roof doors and exterior building windows) and heating ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) installing dampers in ductwork, replacing ventilation fans, and re-caulking fan bases)
Review inventory needs and initiate order requests
Enter data (work requests and time) via the AiM system
Operate University of Florida (UF)/state vehicles
Clean and maintain workshop and personal equipment
Perform other duties (as assigned by supervisor)
Begin and complete the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) core curriculum
Begin and complete the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) Roofing 101 course
Begin and complete the NRCA Roofing Repair and Maintenance Training program
Begin and complete individual roof systems manufacturers’ hands-on maintenance and installation classes; demonstrate proficiency gained
Pass roofing performance verifications (if not completed pre-hire)

Education and Experience

High school diploma (or equivalent)
Four years of relevant experience; appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience
Passed Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Roofing Contractor’s Trade Knowledge exam (trade portion only)

Licensure and Certification

Valid Florida driver license


Received: Immediate supervisor provides daily written and verbal instructions
Exercised: None; does not directly supervise others

To see common career pathways for each position at the University of Florida please visit the Career Paths section of the UFHR website.