Journeyman

Per Union Scale

Taper

JOB DESCRIPTION

Taping, Sanding, Installing all types of beadwork and various metal and vinyl trims and Ceiling Spraying at commercial job sites

Taper

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Each day, 99% of the time is spent between standing and walking. There is frequent (8 hours or more) twisting, stooping/bending, climbing ladders/scaffold, walking on uneven ground and working at heights of 12′ (or more) above ground. There is also occasional (1-2 hours) crawling, climbing stairs/ladders/scaffold. Working off scissor lifts, on stilts or scaffold is very frequent. 

An average of under 10 pounds is lifted and carried between 7-8 hours each day and 10-25 pounds is lifted and carried between 5-6 hours per day. Approximately 25-50 pounds is carried/lifted during 3-4 hours per day and over 50 pounds during 1-2 hours each day. The heaviest weight lifted while standing in place, or carried from one place to another, is a box of joint compound weighing 50 pounds. It is estimated that the joint compound is lifted and/or carried frequently throughout the day. 

The heaviest weight pushed/pulled is a rolling scaffold or ladder which may weigh in excel of 100 pounds. These items are usually pushed/pulled between 50 and 100 feet on an occasional basis.

It is estimated that reaching above shoulder height, at shoulder height and below shoulder height are all done 3-4 hours per day. 

It is imperative to have the ability to safely and competently operate the following tools and equipment: hawk & trowel, pan & knife, sanding pole, Ames tools, drills, snips, scissor lift, stilts, ladders and scaffold. 

A good sense of balance is needed for use of the scaffold, ladders, stilts and scissor lifts. 

The education/Training required for this position must include the 2 year apprenticeship program.

Should an applicant be hired for the above position, he/she must be a union member, in good standing, within two weeks of hire. 

Supervision:

  • Received – Field Superintendent
  • Given – None


Responsibilities: 

  • Good attendance
  • Quality Workmanship
  • Job Site Safety


Evolution Test:

  • Full Range of Motion: 5 of 7 Position
  • Lumbar Strength: 2 of 7 Positions above normal
  • Fatigue: Not less than 15%
  • Shoulders: Greater than 90 seconds