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Fence Erector

Job Summary

Responsible for building fences around property, including residences, farms, and buildings. Measures square footage to ascertain length of fence, orders materials, and erects fence.

Primary responsibilities

  • Measure square footage of yard or property that fence will enclose.
  • Blast away any rocks or debris and remove trees.
  • Establish fence line with customer.
  • Give estimates on parts and materials.
  • Provide scope of job and how long it will take.
  • Order the special metal or wood needed for the job.
  • Saw metal or lumber and cut tubing.
  • Measure fence lines and posthole positions.
  • Align posts using plumb bobs or levels.
  • Insert metal tubing into rail supports.
  • Dig postholes, using spades, posthole diggers, or power-driven augers.
  • Mix and pour concrete around bases of posts, or tamp soil into postholes to embed posts.
  • Attach fence rail supports to posts and secure tightly.
  • Attach wire, wire mesh, or chain link fencing between posts.
  • Weld parts together.
  • Assemble gates and attach gates to fence.
  • Use metal sleeves to complete top fence rails.
  • Repair dings or holes in fences.
  • Build training walls and trellises.
  • Build picket fences using pointed slats and rails.

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