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Fence Erector Job Description

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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