Shinglers install and replace shingles, tiles and similar coverings on sloped roofs.
Occupations in this group are characterized by the following aptitudes, interests and worker functions as they relate to main duties:
- General learning ability to cover structures with shingles to form waterproof surfaces
- Spatial and form perception to set up scaffolding and provide safe access to roofs
- Motor co-ordination and finger and manual dexterity to lay and secure shingles and apply waterproofing and sealing compounds
- Methodical interest in operating hand and power tools to install and replace asphalt shingles, wood shingles and shakes, and masonry and baked-clay roofing tiles on sloped roofs
- Objective interest in cutting shingles to fit around vent stacks, chimneys and corners
- Innovative interest in comparing information to determine designs and patterns when laying shingles
3Near and far vision
4Other body positions
2Multiple limb co-ordination
H3Equipment, machinery, tools
- Completion of secondary school is usually required.
- Shinglers require one to two years of on-the-job training.
Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
Supervisors of roofers and shinglers (in 7219 Contractors and Supervisors, Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers and Servicers)