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Roofer, Entry


Cover roofs of structures with roofing materials, such as composition shingles or sheets, wood shingles, slate, aluminum, asphalt and gravel, or related materials to waterproof roof. May spray roofs, sidings, and walls with material to bind, seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field. Rely on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Perform a variety of tasks. Work under general supervision. Exercise a certain degree of creativity and latitude. Typically report to a Maintenance Supervisor or Maintenance Manager.

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.

  • Assist in installs, repairs, and preventatively maintains various types of roofs including shingle, metal, BUR (Built-Up roof), systems such as modified and gravel surfaced roofs.
  • Assists with installing, repairing and preventively maintaining single-ply roofing systems such as TPO, PVC, EPDM, and Teflon fabrics.
  • Assist in installation, repair, and preventatively maintaining roof drain buckets, clamping rings and flashings.
  • Assist in pointing up and caulking parapet walls.
  • Assists in the fabrication and installation of various sheet metal accessories such as gutters, downspouts, and wall flashings
  • Assists in the cleaning of roofs and gutter systems as well as power washing various facilities and structures.
  • Assists in the resurfacing of existing roof with coating, fabric, and other materials

Education and Experience

High school diploma (or equivalent)

Licensure and Certification

Florida Class E operator (driver) license


Typically report to a Maintenance Supervisor or Maintenance Manager
Work under general supervision
Does not directly supervise

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