Seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surface for painting or papering.

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Indiana Average Salary $46,490.00
Average Time to Fill 47 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 102
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) -6.60 %

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Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Paint vehicles, structures and objects using spraying equipment
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces
Apply protective sealants or coatings
Paint surfaces such as walls
Apply adhesives to construction materials
Sand metal or plastic objects
Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
Prepare surfaces for finishing
Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities
Drill holes in construction materials
Shape construction materials such as wood
Perform basic carpentry
Cut construction material

Performing General Physical Activities

Apply plaster, stucco, or joint compound mixtures to walls or ceilings
Repair cracks, defects, or damage in installed building materials
Repair structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Fit construction materials such as wood
Tape dry wall joints
Join wood or other construction materials
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Install construction support structures such as lathing, back up frames, or metal studs
Erect scaffold on work site
Remove excess materials from finished construction projects
Move heavy objects in construction, extraction, or mining settings
Attach moisture barrier sheeting over construction surfaces
Climb ladders, scaffolding, and structures to reach work

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