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as of 6/26/2017

Fence Installer

Purpose: 

  • Erect and repair fences and fence gates, using hand and power tools.

Education: 

  • High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate) 

Knowledge: 

  • Building and Construction – Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of fencing or other structures needed to complete the project.

Basic Skills:

  • Active Learning – Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Learning Strategies – Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Mathematics – Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Monitoring – Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Science – Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing – Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

 

Social Skills:

  • Coordination – Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • Instructing – Teaching others how to do something.
  • Negotiation – Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Service Orientation – Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Social Perceptiveness – Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Complex Problem Solving Skills

  • Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Technical Skills

  • Equipment Selection – Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Installation – Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
  • Operation and Control – Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Operation Monitoring – Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Operations Analysis – Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Quality Control Analysis – Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Repairing – Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Technology Design – Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
  • Troubleshooting – Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Systems Skills:

  • Judgment and Decision Making – Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Systems Analysis – Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Systems Evaluation – Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

Resource Management Skills

  • Management of Material Resources – Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
  • Time Management – Managing one’s own time.

 

Work Context

Body Positioning

  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body
  • Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance
  • Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions
  • Spend Time Standing
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls
  • Spend Time Walking and Running
  • Lifting up to and over 80 lbs

Communication

  • Contact With Others
  • Face-to-Face Discussions
  • Letters and Memos
  • Telephone

Conflictual Contact

  • Frequency of Conflict Situations

Environmental Conditions

  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures

Impact of Decisions

  • Frequency of Decision Making
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results

Job Hazards

  • Exposed to Disease or Infections
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings

Routine versus Challenging Work

  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work

Pace and Scheduling

  • Time Pressure

Responsibility for Others

  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
  • Responsible for Others’ Health and Safety

Role Relationships

  • Coordinate or Lead Others
  • Deal With External Customers
  • Work With Work Group or Team

Work Attire

  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, HardHats, or Life Jackets

Work Setting

  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment
  • In an Open Vehicle or Equipment
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather
  • Physical Proximity

Tasks

  • Establish the location for a fence, and gather information needed to ensure that there are no electric cables or water lines in the area.
  • Align posts, using lines or by sighting, and verify vertical alignment of posts, using plumb bobs or spirit levels.
  • Measure and lay out fence lines and mark posthole positions, following instructions, drawings, or specifications.
  • Dig postholes, using spades, posthole diggers, or power-driven augers.
  • Set metal or wooden posts in upright positions in postholes.
  • Mix and pour concrete around bases of posts, or tamp soil into postholes to embed posts.
  • Make rails for fences, by sawing lumber or by cutting metal tubing to required lengths.
  • Nail top and bottom rails to fence posts, or insert them in slots on posts.
  • Stretch wire, wire mesh, or chain link fencing between posts, and attach fencing to frames.
  • Attach fence rail supports to posts, using hammers and pliers.
  • Assemble gates, and fasten gates into position, using hand tools.
  • Complete top fence rails of metal fences by connecting tube sections, using metal sleeves.
  • Insert metal tubing through rail supports.
  • Attach rails or tension wire along bottoms of posts to form fencing frames.
  • Nail pointed slats to rails to construct picket fences.
  • Construct and repair barriers, retaining walls, trellises, and other types of fences, walls, and gates.

Activities

Performing General Physical Activities

  • Anchor or brace wooden structures, frameworks, or forms
  • Build or repair structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
  • Charge blasting holes with explosives
  • Cut, shape, fit, or join wood or other construction materials
  • Dig holes or trenches for foundations, posts, poles, or related items
  • Erect fences, guard rails, highway markers, or related structures
  • Mix mortar, grout, slurry, concrete, or related masonry material
  • Move or fit heavy objects

Handling and Moving Objects

  • Cut metal or plastic
  • Fabricate, assemble, or disassemble manufactured products by hand

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

  • Must have a valid and clean drivers license

Controlling Machines and Processes

  • Use arc welding equipment
  • Use hand or power tools
  • Use hand or power woodworking tools
  • Use measuring devices in construction or extraction work
  • Weld together metal parts, components, or structures

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Getting Information

  • Read tape measure
  • Read technical drawings
  • Read work order, instructions, formulas, or processing charts

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

  • Determine amount or kind of explosive needed to complete job

Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards

  • Adhere to safety procedures

Communicating with Persons Outside Organization

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public

 

 

 

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Fenceworks
1200 W. Street Road
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 558-3339

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