Who Can Be a Drywall Applicator?
Must be 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license or photo identification, social security card, high school diploma or GED, reliable transportation, proof of citizenship, and must be capable of performing the essential functions of the trade.
Tapers and finishers stand for prolonged periods. The work will involve standing, climbing, bending, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and reaching with arms raised overhead or working from scaffolding and ladders. Tapers and finishers might work outdoors, but seldom in wet, cold, or inclement weather. They sometimes wear masks to reduce exposure to hazardous materials or paint fumes when working in areas with poor ventilation.
*Individual program requirements may vary, such as pass a placement exam, have reliable transportation, letters of reference, drug screening, pass a physical, etc. Contact the program directly to inquire about minimum requirements and the application process.