Applies plasterboard or other wallboard to ceilings or interior walls of buildings. Applies or mounts 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.
This career is part of the Architecture and Construction cluster Construction pathway.
A person in this career:
- Measures and marks surfaces to lay out work, according to blueprints or drawings, using tape measures, straightedges or squares, and marking devices.
- Reads blueprints or other specifications to determine methods of installation, work procedures, or material or tool requirements.
- Fits and fastens wallboard or drywall into position on wood or metal frameworks, using glue, nails, or screws.
- Hangs dry lines to wall moldings to guide positioning of main runners.
- Measures and cuts openings in panels or tiles for electrical outlets, windows, vents, plumbing, or other fixtures, using keyhole saws or other cutting tools.
- Hangs 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.
- Assembles or installs metal framing or decorative trim for windows, doorways, or vents.
- Coordinates work with drywall finishers who cover the seams between drywall panels.
- Trims rough edges from wallboard to maintain even joints, using knives.
- Cuts and screws together metal channels to make floor or ceiling frames, according to plans for the location of rooms or hallways.