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Fencing / Outdoor Installer

If you love working outside, are interested in learning basic construction skills, and using various tools, and don’t mind physical labor and a variety of weather conditions, keep reading about a career as a Fencing/Outdoor Installer.

What is It?

A role as a Fencing/Outdoor Installer might require responsibilities like digging holes, setting posts, and installing fencing or deck products under the management of a crew leader. Fencing/Outdoor Installers use a variety of hand and power tools and perform work that can be physically challenging like loading or unloading materials from trucks and cleaning the project site.

Training Opportunities

On-the-job Training, First Aid/CPR Training Annually, Forklift Training

Equipment Used

Tape Measure, Circular Saw, Reciprocating Saw, Shovel, Bobcat

Other Types of Positions

Crew Leader/Foreman | Superintendent
Potential Hourly Wages

$16 to $20

Entry Level

Tasks May Include

Load/unload materials.

Operate hand and power tools to install fence and deck products as directed by crew leader.

Hand dig holes to set posts.

Opportunities for Advancement

Careers with High Earning Potential

Text: With the skills, careers in the skilled trades offer opportunities to advance into management roles. And, if you are an expert in your trade and have an entrepreneurial spirit, you can start your own business and earn six figures!