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Company: Hoffman Specialty Contracting
Location: Portland
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION POSITION SUMMARY: The Taper will use hand tools and mechanical tools to prepare unfinished interior drywall panels for painting, by taping and finishing joints and imperfections. This role will report to a foreman and will be assigned a range of tasks to be completed. The Taper must be detailed orientated with uniform results. PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Prepare unfinished interior drywall panels for painting by taping and finishing joints and imperfections.Apply drywall compound, nail/screw indentations on the surface of panels.Remove extra compound after surfaces have been covered sufficiently.Press paper tape over joints to embed tape into sealing compound and to seal joints.Spread sealing compound between boards or panels or over cracks, holes, nail heads, or screw heads, using trowels, broad knives, or spatulas.Seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surfaces for painting or papering.Sand or patch nicks or cracks in plasterboard or wallboard.Use mechanical applicators that spread compounds and embed tape in one operation.Apply additional coats to fill in holes and make surfaces smooth.Install metal molding at wall corners to secure wallboard.Capable of providing detailed, uniform results.May supervise small crews.Complete other responsibilities as assigned.ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
  • Work can vary from outdoors to indoors, thus the employee will be subject to various weather conditions ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS:
    Standing/Walking: Constantly; 66% to 100% a dayLegs: Must be able to climb stairs - 5% of dayHands (repetitive grasping): Constantly; 66% to 100% a dayHands (pushing and pulling): Frequently; 33% to 66% a dayHands (fine manipulation): Occasionally; less than 33% a dayVision: Visual acuity in near, mid and far range vision. Color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, hand/eye coordinationHearing: Sufficient to hear conversational levels in person and over the telephone andradio; sufficient to hear alarms on equipmentSpeech: Sufficient to make oneself heard in person, speak in front of groups, and be understood over the telephone and radioClimbing (stairs and ladders): Occasionally; less than 33% a dayLift/Carry: Up to at least 40lbs- Frequently; 33% to 66% a dayLift Overhead: Occasionally; less than 33% a dayReaching Overhead: Occasionally; less than 33% a dayBending/Twisting (neck and back): Frequently; 33% to 66% a dayKnee Stand: Occasionally; less than 33% a daySquatting/ Kneeling: Occasionally; less than 33% a dayMust be able to wear fall protection equipment and physically able to climb ladders and scaffolds MENTAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
    Constant mental alertness, accuracy, and attention to detail requiredMust be able to work independently and as a teamMust use creativity, independent judgment, and organizational and problem-solving skills to determine best method to accomplish desired resultsMust be able to plan and organize workMust possess strong mathematical skills, calculate proper dimensions of components, read blueprints, manuals, and communicate with coworkers.Must not be afraid of heights.Work in a safe manner in compliance with Hoffman's Safety Policy. QUALIFICATIONS:
    Experience in the field using taping tools, mixers, buckets, knives and trowels, stilts, tape, mud dispensers and hand tools that smooth drywall compound into rounded or arched shapes. Belong to local unionExperience conforming to local building codesKnow and understand the 5 levels and methods of drywall finishing.Must be reliable: show up on time and ready to work for scheduled shift Application review will consider without limitation the following criteria: Union membership qualifications, education and experience specific to the job description/duties as well as prior experience with Hoffman Specialty Contracting. Applicants must be able to pass the Hoffman Drug and Alcohol test. Hoffman Specialty Contracting is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This job description is intended to outline the general nature and level of work being performed by employees. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of responsibilities, duties, or skills required of the employee of this job. Furthermore, this description is subject to change at the discretion of the company, with or without notice.

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Keywords: Hoffman Specialty Contracting, Portland , Taper, Other , Portland, Oregon

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