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Remodelers perform remodel work of all types on commercial and residential property, including painting, installing plumbing fixtures, and general carpentry tasks. Businesses in the construction and real estate industries, as well as individual property owners, hire remodelers both as independent contractors and as full- and part-time employees for year-round and seasonal work. We are currently seeking remodelers as independent contractors. Remodelers typically work during daytime weekday hours, and those who work as independent contractors have some freedom to design their own schedules; however, we prefer to work with those who are available most weekdays between the hours of 8am and 5pm. Remodelers work within a collaborative team environment comprised of many other construction workers and contractors, and report to a job foreman when they are employed or contracted by a company, traveling to various sites to complete their job tasks.
Remodeler Duties and Responsibilities
Daily responsibilities vary greatly for remodelers depending on the property where they’re working and the types of building and repair tasks which need to be performed. The core duties that remodelers perform, however, are universally the same whether they work for themselves or within a company dynamic. Below is a generalized list of duties and responsibilities of a remodeler. This list is not intended to be all inclusive.
- Assess Work Sites – Remodelers assess work sites where remodeling work is desired, and determine what needs to be done to complete the requested remodel work.
- Perform Carpentry Work – Remodelers perform various carpentry tasks that include installing cabinets, hanging doors, and framing rooms.
- Replace Plumbing Fixtures – Remodelers replace plumbing fixtures such as sinks, toilets, and faucets.
- Hang Drywall – Remodelers hang, repair, and replace drywall as needed for new and existing rooms.
- Install Flooring – Remodelers install floors, including wood floors, carpeting, concrete, and other flooring types.
- Lay Tile – Remodelers install new tile work on floors and walls, place new grout, and repair existing tile.
- Follow All Building Codes – Remodelers take out all required permits and follow building codes as set forth by city, county, and state laws.
- Make Repairs – Remodelers repair existing property elements when possible.
- Perform Finish Work – Remodelers install and replace trim, molding, windows, and perform other finish work.
- Replace Light Fixtures – Remodelers replace light fixtures and ceiling fans.
- Clean Job Sites – Remodelers clean up job sites during and after remodeling work.
- Other Duties As Assigned – Remodelers perform other duties as assigned by the company of which they are employed or contracting with.
Remodeler Skills and Qualifications
Remodelers use physical ability and mechanical skills to replace and repair walls, floors, roofs, cabinets, counters, and fixtures of all types in order to build new rooms and refurbish existing rooms. Employers and individuals look for remodelers who have the skills needed to perform these tasks.
- Mechanical skills – remodelers use a variety of tools and perform many different tasks that include carpentry, plumbing, and light electrical work.
- Communication – remodelers work collaboratively with construction workers and other professionals and tradesman, which requires excellent verbal communication skills.
- Physical ability – remodelers use physical ability to work with their hands and perform many tasks that require squatting, standing, and bending for hours at a time, and frequently lifting things up to 80 pounds alone, or greater with assistance.
- Attention to detail – because different aspects of remodeling work depend upon each other to function properly and look good, remodelers pay close attention to ensure that all work is performed well and correctly.
- Multi-tasking – as remodelers perform work on different projects and rooms while using a vast variety of remodeling skills, multi-tasking is an essential component of the job.
Tools of the Trade
Remodelers work regularly with the following tools:
- Hand tools (hammers, screwdrivers, saws, demolition bars)
- Power tools (drills, nail guns, saws)
Remodeler Education and Training
The majority of companies which hire or contract remodelers require candidates to have a high school diploma or GED, though some require only that candidates be 18 years or older to perform this work. Because remodelers travel to job sites in order to perform their job duties, a valid driver’s license is also required.
Companies that hire or contract remodelers provide training, the length of which varies by employer and by individual. Those who already have the skills and experience to perform remodeling work will train for a shorter period of time than those who do not. While in training, remodelers work under close supervision from the job foreman and senior members of the remodeling crew.
**This posting is for a 1099 contractor remodeler position. You will be contacted via email for interview scheduling, notification of selection, or notification of non-selection. **
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