Drywall applicators play an important role on teams of construction/general contractors. Whether they are building new houses or remodeling existing ones, placing drywall on frames is the last and most important step of wall-construction.
Drywall is the last barrier on the inside between the outside, frame, and insulation, and these applicators are responsible for sizing, cutting, and applying drywall; this requires both technical and practical skills, as they must ensure that the pieces they size will work together seamlessly for perfect integration.
Drywall applicators must work well with their construction crews and coordinate electricians, plumbers, and general contractors to construct seamless walls with outlets for all appliances. Applicants for this position must have sufficient knowledge of these processes, and prior experience installing drywall is highly beneficial; generally, experience is held in the highest regard and there are no formal education requirements. These applicators work constantly with power tools, so applicants for the job must know how to operate machinery and follow safety precautions at all times.
Those in this position generally work at commercial and residential work-sites of all sizes during regular business hours. When working in commercial spaces, some overnight work may occasionally be required depending on the employer.
Drywall Applicator Tasks
Paint finished drywall.
Patch, tape, sand, mud, and plaster drywall to remove seams and fill gaps.
Hang drywall on walls and ceilings, cutting to fit.
Travel to sites and bring materials.