CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Apply plasterboard or other wallboard to ceilings or interior walls of buildings. Apply or mount acoustical tiles or blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing materials to ceilings and walls of buildings to reduce or reflect sound. Materials may be of decorative quality. Includes lathers who fasten wooden, metal, or rockboard lath to walls, ceilings or partitions of buildings to provide support base for plaster, fire-proofing, or acoustical material. Measure and mark surfaces to lay out work, according to blueprints or drawings, using tape measures, straightedges or squares, and marking devices.
 
Read blueprints or other specifications to determine methods of installation, work procedures, or material or tool requirements.
 
Fit and fasten wallboard or drywall into position on wood or metal frameworks, using glue, nails, or screws.
 
Hang dry lines to wall moldings to guide positioning of main runners.
 
Measure and cut openings in panels or tiles for electrical outlets, windows, vents, plumbing, or other fixtures, using keyhole saws or other cutting tools.
 
Hang drywall panels on metal frameworks of walls and ceilings in offices, schools, or other large buildings, using lifts or hoists to adjust panel heights when necessary.
 
Assemble or install metal framing or decorative trim for windows, doorways, or vents.
 
Coordinate work with drywall finishers who cover the seams between drywall panels.
 
Trim rough edges from wallboard to maintain even joints, using knives.
 
Cut and screw together metal channels to make floor or ceiling frames, according to plans for the location of rooms or hallways.
 
Inspect furrings, mechanical mountings, or masonry surfaces for plumbness and level, using spirit or water levels.
 
Cut fixture or border tiles to size, using keyhole saws, and insert them into surrounding frameworks.
 
Cut metal or wood framing and trim to size, using cutting tools.
 
Install horizontal and vertical metal or wooden studs to frames so that wallboard can be attached to interior walls.
 
Scribe and cut edges of tile to fit walls where wall molding is not specified.
 
Fasten metal or rockboard lath to the structural framework of walls, ceilings, or partitions of buildings, using nails, screws, staples, or wire-ties.
 
Suspend angle iron grids or channel irons from ceilings, using wire.
 
Seal joints between ceiling tiles and walls.
 
Mount tile, using adhesives, or by nailing, screwing, stapling, or wire-tying lath directly to structural frameworks.
 
Install blanket insulation between studs and tack plastic moisture barriers over insulation.
 
Install metal lath where plaster applications will be exposed to weather or water, or for curved or irregular surfaces.
 
Apply cement to backs of tiles and press tiles into place, aligning them with layout marks or joints of previously laid tile.
 
Nail channels or wood furring strips to surfaces to provide mounting for tile.
 
Wash concrete surfaces before mounting tile to increase adhesive qualities of surfaces, using washing soda and zinc sulfate solution.
 
Apply or mount acoustical tile or blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing materials to ceilings or walls of buildings to reduce reflection of sound or to decorate rooms.
 
Remove existing plaster, drywall, or paneling, using crowbars and hammers.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Building and Construction Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Gross Body Equilibrium The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
 
On-the-Job Training Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
 
Related Work Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Acoustical Carpenter
Acoustical Ceiling Installer
Acoustical Ceiling Mechanic
Acoustical Ceiling Technician
Carpenter
Ceiling Installer
Dry Wall Installer
Drywall Applicator
Drywall Boardhanger
Drywall Finisher
Drywall Hanger
Drywall Installer
Drywall Mechanic
Drywall Metal Stud Worker
Drywall Sander
Drywall Stripper
Drywall Taper
Drywall Worker
Drywaller
Exterior Interior Specialist
Framer
Furrer
Lath Hand
Lather
Lather Apprentice
Metal Framer
Metal Furrer
Metal Lather
Metal Stud Framer
Plaster Lather
Rock Lather
Rockboard Lather
Sheet Rock Applicator
Sheet Rock Applier
Sheet Rock Finisher
Sheet Rock Hanger
Sheet Rock Installer
Sheet Rock Layer
Sheet Rock Nailer
Sheet Rock Sander
Sheet Rock Worker
Sheet Rocker
Sheetrock Applicator
Sheetrock Hanger
Sheetrock Installer
Wire Lather
Wood Lather
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
 
 
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