Job Tasks for: "Fence Erector"
Align posts, using lines or by sighting, and verify vertical alignment of posts, using plumb bobs or spirit levels.
Assemble gates, and fasten gates into position, using hand tools.
Attach fence rail supports to posts, using hammers and pliers.
Attach rails or tension wire along bottoms of posts to form fencing frames.
Complete top fence rails of metal fences by connecting tube sections, using metal sleeves.
Construct and repair barriers, retaining walls, trellises, and other types of fences, walls, and gates.
Dig postholes, using spades, posthole diggers, or power-driven augers.
Erect alternate panel, basket weave, and louvered fences.
Establish the location for a fence, and gather information needed to ensure that there are no electric cables or water lines in the area.
Insert metal tubing through rail supports.
Make rails for fences, by sawing lumber or by cutting metal tubing to required lengths.
Measure and lay out fence lines and mark posthole positions, following instructions, drawings, or specifications.
Mix and pour concrete around bases of posts, or tamp soil into postholes to embed posts.
Nail pointed slats to rails to construct picket fences.
Nail top and bottom rails to fence posts, or insert them in slots on posts.
Set metal or wooden posts in upright positions in postholes.
Stretch wire, wire mesh, or chain link fencing between posts, and attach fencing to frames.
Weld metal parts together, using portable gas welding equipment.
Discuss fencing needs with customers, and estimate and quote prices.
Blast rock formations and rocky areas with dynamite to facilitate posthole digging.
Knowledge Requirements for: "Fence Erector"
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.
Skill Requirements for: "Fence Erector"
Repairing -- Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Equipment Selection -- Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Mathematics -- Using mathematics to solve problems.
Ability Requirements for: "Fence Erector"
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.
Extent Flexibility -- The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
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.
Static Strength -- The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry 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.
Job Activities for: "Fence Erector"
Performing General Physical Activities -- Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
Handling and Moving Objects -- Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information -- Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.