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Drywall Installer

Job Summary

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.

Primary responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Fill joints in-between panels with spackle.
  • Use trowels to spread spackle.
  • Press paper tape into compound.
  • Smooth away excess material.
  • Cover nail and screw depressions with spackle.
  • Apply second and third coats of compound.
  • Sand areas after each coast.

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