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Roofer Job Description

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Roofer Job Description

We are recruiting for a Roofer to repair clients’ existing roofing systems and instal new roofing systems where needed. The Roofer’s responsibilities include removing hazards from roofs, gutters, and adjacent structures, setting up barricades and warning lines, and performing all tasks necessary for roof maintenance. You should also be able to provide guidance to unskilled workers.

To succeed as a Roofer, you should be able to maintain good working relationships with clients and other contractors. Ultimately, an outstanding Roofer will ensure that all safety standards and procedures are strictly adhered to at all times.

Roofer Duties and Responsibilities

  • Proven roofing or general construction experience.
  • Working knowledge of different roofing systems.
  • Sound knowledge of business ordinances.
  • The ability to lift heavy materials and tools.
  • The ability to use powered hand tools.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.

Roofer Skills and Requirements

  • Inspect the structure of roofs in order to determine the best course of action.
  • Provide clients with estimates on labour costs and materials required to fix or build a roof.
  • Measure and cutting materials to ensure that they fit securely around vents, gutters, chimneys, and walls.
  • Smooth out rough spots on roofs to prepare the surface for new shingles or waterproofing.
  • Replace areas of clients’ roofs that are damaged or rotting.
  • Instal vapour barriers and insulation to create a more waterproof seal.
  • Safely set up ladders, scaffolding and hoisting equipment as required.
  • Update the supervisor on job progress and reporting any problems related to the job.
  • Safely transporting all required equipment and materials to job sites.
  • Proven roofing or general construction experience.
  • Working knowledge of different roofing systems.
  • Sound knowledge of business ordinances.
  • The ability to lift heavy materials and tools.
  • The ability to use powered hand tools.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.

Personalising Your Roofer Job Description Advise

The hiring process and recruiting new employees to fill your key roles requires a degree of personalisation if you are to attract the best employees in a competitive employment market. The right person for a crucial role or more senior roles will likely have other employers targeting them. As your job description will be the first point of contact, you need to nail your pitch and provide the best possible service.

When creating your bespoke description and advert, you should cover and promote these points:

Job title: This should accurately reflect the role and include keywords that top talent might be using to search for jobs.

Job duties: The day to day duties, such as administrative tasks, which vary depending on the company and inform the candidate if they can complete the role.

Technical skills: These are the hard skills required through training, such as proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Soft skills: These include the interpersonal skills and general abilities the right candidates will possess. For example, the competency to prioritise multiple tasks, handle customer queries and customer complaints, work alone, or build a good relationship with coworkers.

The company’s culture: Highlighting your company culture and values ensures employees thrive and find outstanding job satisfaction. Candidates that are not the right fit won’t waste their time completing the application process, meaning you can focus on qualified individuals and hire in a more timely manner.

Career progression: Including the career path will entice candidates looking for career growth. 

Training and development programs: Smaller companies may need employees with previous experience or provide educational assistance over internal training offered by larger organisations with more significant resources. 

Employee benefits: Compensation and benefits often fail to appear in job ads and while you may want to hold your cards close to your chest, failing to include them is a mistake. Consider answering common questions, such as working hours and paid leave. Researching the average salary for the role in these early stages will ensure you don’t waste your interviewer’s and the candidate’s time.

Skill gaps: Your company may need to bring in new skills beyond those required to complete the key role and duties. Thinking on an organisational level can be beneficial when contemplating skills diversity.

Legal requirements: Ensure your job advert and description does not ask for inappropriate or discriminatory personal details, such as age, marital status, or religion.


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