The position of a drywall or ceiling tile installer can be physically demanding, as the materials used are often heavy and require special care. These installers typically work with their hands to lay materials indoors or on unfinished buildings, and tile installers may also have small projects like remodeling bathrooms or kitchens.
Drywall installers generally work as part of a construction crew in which members have different assignments and responsibilities, and they usually answer to a supervisor or foreman and may work in a large or small crew depending on the employer and project at hand.
Educational requirements for this position can vary by employer. A high school diploma may be a minimum requirement, and some safety training may be necessary prior to beginning work. Drywall and ceiling tile installers usually work during regular weekly business hours, and inclement weather may affect shifts for those working on construction sites for unfinished buildings. Personal protective gear is usually required when working on open job sites, such as hardhats and gloves.
Drywall or Ceiling Tile Installer Tasks
Hang drywall on walls and ceilings, cutting to fit.
Travel to sites and bring materials.
Paint finished drywall.
Patch, tape, sand, mud, and plaster drywall to remove seams and fill gaps.