Sheetrock Applicator

Fasten sheetrocks to interior surface of manufactured building wall panels.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$24,000 – $69,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Sheetrock Applicators do?

Fastens sheetrock to interior surface of manufactured building wall panels, using handtools: Installs blanket insulation between studs of exterior walls. Covers insulation with plastic moisture barrier and tacks plastic to studs. Selects required length of sheetrock and lays sheetrock on frame. Measures and marks position of electrical outlets, using tape measure and template. Cuts openings with handsaw. Squares frame, positions, and fastens sheetrock, using tape measure, nails, hammer, screws, and powered screwdriver. Cuts openings for windows and excess sheetrock, using router. Moves completed panel to next work station, using electric hoist.


Should I be a Sheetrock Applicator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Rock Lather, Sheet Rock Applicator, Sheet Rock Applier, Sheet Rocker, Sheetrock Hanger, Sheetrock Installer See More

    How to become a Sheetrock Applicator

    Most Sheetrock Applicators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9paaaa&chl=no+college+%2880%25%29|certificate+%2820%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,80,80
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