Roofing laborers learn their trade on the job
- Balance. Roofing laborers work with heavy materials and tools on roofs that might have very steep pitches. For this aspect of the job, good balance and safely maintaining footing are essential skills.
- Physical fitness. Roofing laborers carry heavy materials such as bundles of shingles and other roofing material, so they need strength and stamina to do this throughout the day.
- Teamwork. Roofing laborers need to work effectively and professionally with other members of the project team. They must be professional when working with colleagues, and assist when it's needed.
- Choosing the right materials. Roofing laborers must be knowledgeable about roofing terminology, in order to select suitable materials used for the job, from shingles, roof vents and felt, to drip edge and underlayment.
- Keeping the project area safe and clean
To meet health and safety regulations, roofing laborers ensure that construction areas are clean. Any dangerous materials or tools are kept out of walkways to prevent accidents.
Roofing laborers work hard and carry heavy loads
Roofing labor is a physically demanding job that can mean working at heights and in a wide range of weather conditions. Our roofing laborers work full time, although extra hours may occasionally be necessary to meet project deadlines. Those who are best suited to work as a roofing laborer have physical strength and stamina, excellent math skills for making measurements and calculations, and the ability to operate machinery and tools safely and effectively.
Roofing laborers must work within a team environment, and have the ability to follow instructions. At Blackhawk Roofing, you'll be part of a roofing team that is committed and enthusiastic about roof construction. We employ people who are passionate about their work and seek daily challenges. Weather permitting, our roofing laborers work full-time on roof installation projects, and are paid weekly.