Sheet Metal Mechanic

Baker Roofing Chester, VA
Cover roofs of structures with metal, shingles, slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood and related materials. May spray roofs, sidings, and walls with material to bind, seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The lists below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Minimum Qualifications

* Education: High School/ G.E.D

* Years of Experience: 2-4 years of roofing experience

* Certifications: No required

* Driver License: Driver license is a plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

* Knowledge of Safety techniques and procedures

* Ability to work independently

* Attention to detail, ability to prioritize task and meet deadlines

* Ability to organized, plan, and execute work assignments

* Ability to climb ladders, stairways and scaffolding

* Knowledge of how to cut, shape, fit, join and install metal, insulation, ice & water shields, wood or other construction materials

* Interpersonal skills necessary to work on a team

* Ability to read and use tape measure; mark or record distances

* Knowledge of how to install pipe boots, ridge/hip caps, rake, eave lock and ice & water shield

* Knowledge of how to install roof/wall panels, counter flashing, coping, fascia, gutters, miters, downspouts, roof curbs

* General knowledge of construction materials and tools involved in the assembly, installation or repair of roofing structures. Metal metallurgy compatibility.

* Ability to perform general physical activities in construction areas

* Ability to identify problems and develop solutions in order to accomplish work

* Ability to identify and resolves problems in a timely manner

* Ability to use oral or written communication to convey information effectively

* Use of logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

* Observance of performance of yourself, coworkers or organization to make improvements or take corrective action

Essential Functions

* Clean up debris from the roof surface and surrounding property.

* Install, repair, or replace single-ply roofing systems, using waterproof sheet materials such as modified plastics, elastomeric, or other asphaltic compositions.

* Cut metal, felt, shingles, and strips of flashing and fit them into angles formed by walls, vents, and intersecting roof surfaces.

* Install vapor barriers and/or layers of insulation on the roof decks of roofs, and seal the seams.

* Cover exposed nail heads with roofing cement or caulking to prevent water leakage and rust.

* Cut roofing paper to size using knives, and nail or staple roofing paper to roofs in overlapping strips to form bases for other materials.

* Install partially overlapping layers of material over roof insulation surfaces, determining distance of roofing material overlap using chalk lines, gauges on shingling hatchets, or lines

* Covering roofs and exterior walls of structures with metal, slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, gravel, gypsum, and/or related materials, using brushes, knives, punches, hammers and other tools.

* Operating Vehicles, mechanized devices, or equipment

* Repair cracks, defects, or damage, using proper materials

* Physical ability to stand and walk, lift and carry items weighing 50 pounds regularly

* Apply adhesives, caulking, sealants, or coatings

* Inspect equipment, structures and material

* Train and coach other employees

* Evaluate information to determine compliance with standards

* Adhere to company safety policies and procedures

Physical Demands

* Requires standing up for long periods of time on roofs

* Requires climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles

* Requires considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body in order to climb, lift, balance, walk, and handling materials on roofs

* Requires use abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without giving out or fatiguing

* Requires to see details at close range

* Requires repetitive movement, bending or twisting, kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling on roofs

* Requires physical ability to stand and walk, lift and carry items weighing 50 pounds regularly

Work Environment

* Requires working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions, in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures, Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.

* Includes exposure to contaminants, hazardous material or equipment

* Mistakes are not easily correctable and have serious consequences, therefore Safety procedures need to be followed

* Requires exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

* Requires exposure to high places or dangerous conditions

Baker Roofing Company is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you need special assistance or an accommodation in applying for employment at Baker Roofing Company, please contact our Human Resources department at 877-897-8183 or email us at