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Become A Roofing Technician

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Working As A Roofing Technician

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • $36,630

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Roofing Technician does

  • Covered exposed nailheads with roofing cement or caulking to prevent water leakage and rust.
  • Re-roofed a variety of styles and systems, including removal and replacement.
  • Program for new roof and construction projects.
  • Test and adjust machine speeds or actions, according to product specifications, using gauges and hand tools.
  • Roof repairs on large buildings.
  • Bill Hockey is the owner/ president of the company and my immediate supervisor.
  • Adhered to and followed all safety requirements as given by OSHA.
  • Installed vapor barriers or layers of insulation on flat roofs.
  • Inspect problem roofs to determine the best repair procedures.
  • Set up scaffolding to provide safe access to roofs.
  • Spread tar or asphalt over roof surfaces.
  • Provide professional customer service, discarded debris removed from roof, unloading, loading bulk and detail processing.
  • Performed roofing deck replacement and removal Installed TPO and single ply roofing materials
  • Applied alternate layers of hot asphalt or tar and roofing paper to roofs.
  • Used waterproof sheet materials including modified plastics, elastomeric, and other asphaltic compositions.
  • Cover unexposed nail heads with roofing cement or caulking to prevent water leakage or rust
  • Fastened composition shingles or sheets to roof, Aligned roofing material with edge of roof .

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How To Become A Roofing Technician

Jobs in this field typically do not require any formal education beyond high school. General maintenance and repair workers often learn their skills on the job. They start by doing simple tasks and watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers.


Many maintenance and repair workers learn some basic skills in high school shop or technical education classes, postsecondary trade or vocational schools, or community colleges.

Courses in mechanical drawing, electricity, woodworking, blueprint reading, mathematics, and computers are useful. Maintenance and repair workers often do work that involves electrical, plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning systems or painting and roofing tasks. Workers need a good working knowledge of many repair and maintenance tasks.

Practical training, available at many adult education centers and community colleges, is another option for workers to learn tasks such as drywall repair and basic plumbing.


General maintenance and repair workers usually start by watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers. They begin by doing simple tasks, such as fixing leaky faucets and replacing lightbulbs. After gaining experience, general maintenance and repair workers move on to more difficult tasks, such as overhauling machinery or building walls.

Some general maintenance and repair workers learn their skills by assisting other types of repair or construction workers, including machinery repairers, carpenters, or electricians.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensing requirements vary by state and locality. For more complex tasks, workers may need to be licensed in a particular specialty, such as electrical or plumbing work.


Some maintenance and repair workers decide to train in one specific craft and become craftworkers, such as electricians, heating and air-conditioning mechanics, or plumbers.

Other maintenance workers eventually open their own repair or contracting business. However, those who want to become a project manager or own their own business may need some postsecondary education or a degree in construction management. For more information, see the profile on construction managers.

Within small organizations, promotion opportunities may be limited.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. These workers interact with customers on a regular basis. They need to be friendly and able to address customers’ questions.

Dexterity. Many repair and maintenance tasks, such as repairing small devices, connecting or attaching components, and using hand tools, require a steady hand and good hand–eye coordination.

Troubleshooting skills. Workers find, diagnose, and repair problems. They perform tests to figure out the cause of problems before fixing equipment.

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Roofing Technician Demographics


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  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish


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Top Skills for A Roofing Technician


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Top Roofing Technician Skills

  1. TPO
  2. Epdm Rubber
  3. PVC
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Roof Technician/Installer Demoed/installed roofing systems, which included asphalt shingles, EPDM, and TPO.
  • Performed roof repairs and replacements on commercial buildings.
  • Removed existing roofing material, installed new roofing systems
  • Provide professional customer service, discarded debris removed from roof, unloading, loading bulk and detail processing.
  • Cut strips of flashing and fit them into angles formed by walls, vents and intersecting roof surfaces.

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