Roofing Mechanic - Indianapolis
Date Posted: August 1, 2021
General or Roofing Superintendent
Works as part of a crew to remove, repair and install roofing on many types of buildings. Roofing Mechanics are classified in three levels according to skills and experience.
- Load and unload tools and equipment
- Set ladders, scaffolds, and hoists in place for taking supplies to roofs.
- Assemble temporary equipment or structures to facilitate roofing applications, i.e., fall protection systems.
- Removes old roofing materials from roofs using hand tools.
- Sweep and clean roofs and surfaces to prepare them for the application of new roofing materials.
- Clears out gutters, drains and scuppers.
- Organizes lay down area and prepares it for lifting to area where it will be applied.
- Hand carries roofing panels or other materials to the location where they will be installed.
- Lay out and cut roofing materials with power tools
- Cover roofs with layers of roofing felt, asphalt strips, insulation material before installing tile, slate, metal or composition materials or TPO/EDM surface using proper fasteners and pneumatic or hand tools or hot air gun and hot air weld to fasten seams.
- Install finish trims and required surface caulks
- Applies sealants and other protective coatings.
- Spray foams pipe stand legs and other metal roofing protrusions.
- Work is performed with other workers as a team.
- Other duties may be assigned.
Runs errands to collect equipment and supplies.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
- Has a positive attitude, initiative and a willingness to learn.
- Ability to maintain a good attendance record.
- Ability to operate hand and power tools commonly employed on construction sites.
- Ability to operate equipment and machinery commonly employed on construction sites.
- Knowledge of roofing techniques used to build commercial and industrial buildings.
- Knowledge of the safety requirements for a construction site.
Experience in the roofing industry in a hands-on capacity.
Standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, and climbing are all required on a constant basis. Lifting of objects up to 20 pounds is frequent, and up to 75 pounds occasionally. There is frequent pushing, pulling and dragging of objects.
- Must be willing to travel
- Must be able to pass a drug screen
Work is performed outdoors in all weather conditions. Workers are exposed to dust and dirt common to construction sites.