stucco plasterer

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Additional Skills

Work at heights, on scaffolding or swing stages

Read and interpret blueprints, maps, drawings and specifications

Estimate costs and materials

Erect and install scaffolding, falsework and other working platforms

Weight Handling

Up to 23 kg (50 lbs)

Work Setting



Security and Safety


Own Tools/Equipment


Steel-toed safety boots

Hard hat

Safety glasses/goggles


Work Site Environment



At heights





Transportation/Travel Information

Own vehicle

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

Work under pressure

Repetitive tasks

Handling heavy loads

Physically demanding

Manual dexterity

Hand-eye co-ordination

Sound discrimination

Standing for extended periods


Bending, crouching, kneeling

Tight deadlines

Overtime required

Ability to Supervise

1 to 2 people

Work Location Information

Rural area

Urban area

Remote location

Various locations

Willing to relocate

Personal Suitability




Plasterer Specific Skills

Spray acoustic or texture materials over walls and ceilings

Mix plaster ingredients to desired consistency

Clean and prepare surfaces

Apply, level and smooth coats of plaster

Trowel or spray coats of stucco over exteriors of buildings to form weatherproof surfaces

Finish corners and angles and create decorative designs in finish coat, if required

Mould and install ornamental plaster panels, cornices and trim

Cure freshly plastered surfaces

Drywall Installer and Finisher Specific Skills

Measure, cut, fit and install drywall sheets

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

Tape over joints using taping machine and embed tape in compound

Fabricate and install suspended metal ceiling grids and place in panels to form acoustical and coffered ceilings

Smooth out excess compound and allow coat to dry

Apply successive coats of compound and sand seams and joints

Position and secure sheets to metal or wooden studs or joists

Lather Specific Skills

Utilize laser alignment system

Install exterior and interior steel studs

Install vapour barriers and thermal and sound insulation

Attach metal or gypsum lath to studs or furring

Install metal stud framing and furring for interior drywall or plaster walls and ceilings, using hand and power tools

Cut openings in lath for heating and ventilation piping, ducts and electrical outlets

Prepare wall and ceiling layouts

Install corner beads and wire mesh around beams to which plaster is to be applied

Install acoustic tile, hangers for suspended ceilings and metal studs for composition wallboard or lath

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