Also known as tapers, drywall finishers seal joints, repair cracks, and smooth any imperfections on walls and ceilings in preparation for painting or treatment. They use tape and plaster to join drywall panels and create a smooth finish to the surface.
- Location: Calgary, AB
- Salary: 26.00 hourly for 30 to 40 hours per week
- Terms of employment: Permanent employment
- Day, Weekend, Overtime, Early Morning, Morning
- Start date: Starts as soon as possible
- vacancies: 3 vacancies
We are seeking a detail-oriented drywall finisher to join our team. As a drywall finisher, your duties will include sealing joints, repairing cracks, and smoothing imperfections on walls and ceilings to create surfaces that are suitable for final treatment. You should also ensure that all supplies are used safely.
To be successful as a drywall finisher, you should be able to complete tasks efficiently while maintaining a high quality of work. Ultimately, an excellent drywall finisher will utilize sound techniques to produce high-quality drywall finishes on time.
Drywall Finisher Responsibilities:
- Joining drywall panels using tape and plaster.
- Repairing cracks and any other damage to the drywall panels.
- Concealing any imperfections or exposed irregularities in the drywall surface.
- Layering plaster or spackle with trowels to create a flat surface.
- Sanding down rough areas on the wall to create a smooth surface.
- Skimming the surface with a final layer of plaster in preparation for finishing work.
- Managing and maintaining all the required equipment for the job.
- Keeping your supervisor abreast of your progress and reporting any job-related issues.
- Ensuring that all equipment and materials are used safely and effectively.
Drywall Finisher Requirements:
- High school diploma or GED.
- At least 1 year of experience as a drywall finisher.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Good knowledge of the tools, materials, and methods used in drywall and ceiling finishing.
- Ability to interpret construction blueprints.
- Knowledge of the applicable safety guidelines.
- Basic math skills.
- Good problem-solving abilities.
- Exceptional customer service skills.
- Physically fit and able to work long hours.
- Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
Experience an asset
Work site environment
- At heights
- Rural area
- Urban area
- Various locations
- Relocation costs covered by employer
- Willing to relocate
- Apply successive coats of compound and sand seams and joints
- Clean and prepare surfaces
- Cut and install metal corner beads to protect exterior corners
- Fill joints, nail indentations, holes and cracks with joint compound using trowel and broad knife
- Mix plaster ingredients to desired consistency
- Smooth out excess compound and allow coat to dry
- Tape over joints using taping machine and embed tape in compound
- Attach metal or gypsum lath to studs or furring
- Cut openings in lath for heating and ventilation piping, ducts and electrical outlets
- Install corner beads and wire mesh around beams to which plaster is to be applied
- Erect and install scaffolding, falsework and other working platforms
Security and safety
- Criminal record check
Work conditions and physical capabilities
- Bending, crouching, kneeling
- Hand-eye co-ordination
- Manual dexterity
- Overtime required
- Physically demanding
- Repetitive tasks
- Standing for extended periods
- Work under pressure
- Up to 23 kg (50 lbs)
- Team player
This employer promotes equal employment opportunities for all job applicants, including those self-identifying as a member of these groups: Newcomers to Canada, Youth
Who can apply to this job?
Only apply to this job if:
- You are a Canadian citizen, a permanent or a temporary resident of Canada.
- You have a valid Canadian work permit.
If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.
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