ALERT The future growth information does not take account of the impact of COVID-19. If you are affected by COVID-19 there is a range of support available.

Overview

All Roof Tilers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 11,600 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 76% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 32 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

Roof Tilers cover roofs with tiles, sheets and shingles to form a waterproof surface.

Specialisations: Roof Fixer, Roof Shingler, Roof Slater.

You can work as a Roof Tiler without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in roof tiling is usually required.

Tasks
  • studying drawings, specifications and work sites to determine materials required
  • erecting ladders and scaffolds
  • placing and securing waterproof sheets over eaves
  • nailing and stapling roofing underlay to roofs
  • aligning starter rows of roofing material with edges of roofs, securing with wire, staples and nails, and overlapping successive layers of tiles
  • sizing and cutting roofing material to fit around vents, chimney edges, corners and ridges
  • fixing edge and ridge tiles in cement mortar
  • slipping roofing material under pre-fabricated flashing and nailing it down
  • caulking and flashing exposed nail heads to prevent leaks

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Roof Tiler without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in roof tiling is usually required.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Construction, Plumbing and Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Roof Tilers who are reliable, work well in a team and are hardworking.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Building and construction

    76% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  2. Customer and personal service

    55% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  3. Mechanical

    54% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  4. Education and training

    52% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  5. Technical design

    48% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  6. Mathematics

    44% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  8. Administration and management

    41% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  9. Engineering and technology

    40% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  10. English language

    34% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  11. Physics

    33% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  12. Transportation

    32% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  13. Chemistry

    30% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  14. Foreign language

    28% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  15. Law and government

    25% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  16. Production and processing

    24% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  17. Clerical

    23% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  18. Personnel and human resources

    22% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  19. Sales and marketing

    20% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  20. Economics and accounting

    19% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    55% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  3. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  4. Active listening

    39% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  5. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  6. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  7. Time management

    39% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  8. Operation monitoring

    37% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  9. Reading comprehension

    37% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  11. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Active learning

    34% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  14. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  15. Instructing

    30% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  17. Quality control analysis

    30% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  18. Learning strategies

    29% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  19. Management of personnel resources

    29% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  20. Persuasion

    27% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Balance

    57% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

  2. Extent flexibility

    54% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  3. Trunk strength

    54% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  4. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Near vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  6. Multilimb coordination

    46% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  7. Stamina

    46% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  8. Static strength

    46% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  9. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  10. Manual dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  11. Whole body coordination

    45% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  12. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  14. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  15. Control precision

    43% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  16. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  17. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  19. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  20. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Handling and moving objects

    94% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Doing physically active work

    79% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  3. Coordinating the work of a team

    63% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    63% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    62% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  6. Communicating within a team

    62% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    60% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  8. Checking compliance with standards

    58% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  9. Checking for errors or defects

    56% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  10. Controlling equipment or machines

    56% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    55% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  12. Driving vehicles or equipment

    55% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  13. Working with mechanical equipment

    54% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  14. Coaching and developing others

    54% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  15. Looking for changes over time

    54% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  16. Researching and investigating

    53% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    52% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  18. Training and teaching others

    51% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  19. Guiding and directing staff

    50% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    43% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 47-2181.00 - Roofers.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    100% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  2. Work at heights

    98% Important

    Work in high places (e.g., on poles, scaffolding, catwalks, or ladders).

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Telephone

    91% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Contact with people

    90% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  6. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    89% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  7. Exposure to contaminants

    86% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Health and safety of others

    85% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  10. Very hot or cold temperatures

    84% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  11. Time pressure

    84% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Teamwork

    83% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    82% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  14. Physically close to people

    82% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  15. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    82% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  16. Unstructured work

    79% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  17. Competition

    79% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Frequent decision making

    78% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  19. Spend time standing

    77% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  20. Indoors, not heat controlled

    77% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    62% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Independence

    52% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Relationships

    48% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  4. Working conditions

    48% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  5. Recognition

    43% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. Achievement

    38% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Administrative

    38% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Analytical

    29% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  4. Enterprising

    24% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  5. Creative

    14% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 47-2181.00 - Roofers.

All Roof Tilers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 11,600 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 76% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 32 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

Roof Tilers cover roofs with tiles, sheets and shingles to form a waterproof surface.

Specialisations: Roof Fixer, Roof Shingler, Roof Slater.

You can work as a Roof Tiler without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in roof tiling is usually required.

Tasks
  • studying drawings, specifications and work sites to determine materials required
  • erecting ladders and scaffolds
  • placing and securing waterproof sheets over eaves
  • nailing and stapling roofing underlay to roofs
  • aligning starter rows of roofing material with edges of roofs, securing with wire, staples and nails, and overlapping successive layers of tiles
  • sizing and cutting roofing material to fit around vents, chimney edges, corners and ridges
  • fixing edge and ridge tiles in cement mortar
  • slipping roofing material under pre-fabricated flashing and nailing it down
  • caulking and flashing exposed nail heads to prevent leaks

You can work as a Roof Tiler without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in roof tiling is usually required.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Construction, Plumbing and Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Roof Tilers who are reliable, work well in a team and are hardworking.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Building and construction

    76% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  2. Customer and personal service

    55% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  3. Mechanical

    54% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  4. Education and training

    52% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  5. Technical design

    48% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  6. Mathematics

    44% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  8. Administration and management

    41% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  9. Engineering and technology

    40% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  10. English language

    34% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  11. Physics

    33% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  12. Transportation

    32% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  13. Chemistry

    30% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  14. Foreign language

    28% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  15. Law and government

    25% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  16. Production and processing

    24% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  17. Clerical

    23% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  18. Personnel and human resources

    22% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  19. Sales and marketing

    20% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  20. Economics and accounting

    19% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    55% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  3. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  4. Active listening

    39% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  5. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  6. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  7. Time management

    39% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  8. Operation monitoring

    37% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  9. Reading comprehension

    37% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  11. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Active learning

    34% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  14. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  15. Instructing

    30% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  17. Quality control analysis

    30% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  18. Learning strategies

    29% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  19. Management of personnel resources

    29% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  20. Persuasion

    27% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Balance

    57% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

  2. Extent flexibility

    54% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  3. Trunk strength

    54% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  4. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Near vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  6. Multilimb coordination

    46% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  7. Stamina

    46% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  8. Static strength

    46% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  9. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  10. Manual dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  11. Whole body coordination

    45% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  12. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  14. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  15. Control precision

    43% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  16. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  17. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  19. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  20. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Handling and moving objects

    94% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Doing physically active work

    79% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  3. Coordinating the work of a team

    63% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    63% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    62% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  6. Communicating within a team

    62% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    60% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  8. Checking compliance with standards

    58% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  9. Checking for errors or defects

    56% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  10. Controlling equipment or machines

    56% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    55% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  12. Driving vehicles or equipment

    55% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  13. Working with mechanical equipment

    54% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  14. Coaching and developing others

    54% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  15. Looking for changes over time

    54% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  16. Researching and investigating

    53% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    52% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  18. Training and teaching others

    51% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  19. Guiding and directing staff

    50% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    43% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 47-2181.00 - Roofers.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    100% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  2. Work at heights

    98% Important

    Work in high places (e.g., on poles, scaffolding, catwalks, or ladders).

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Telephone

    91% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Contact with people

    90% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  6. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    89% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  7. Exposure to contaminants

    86% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Health and safety of others

    85% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  10. Very hot or cold temperatures

    84% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  11. Time pressure

    84% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Teamwork

    83% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    82% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  14. Physically close to people

    82% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  15. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    82% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  16. Unstructured work

    79% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  17. Competition

    79% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Frequent decision making

    78% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  19. Spend time standing

    77% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  20. Indoors, not heat controlled

    77% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    62% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Independence

    52% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Relationships

    48% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  4. Working conditions

    48% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  5. Recognition

    43% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. Achievement

    38% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Administrative

    38% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Analytical

    29% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  4. Enterprising

    24% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  5. Creative

    14% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 47-2181.00 - Roofers.
go to top