Drywall Installers

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Drywall Installers

Drywall Installers - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, drywall installers:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a medium level of social contact. Installers talk to supervisors and coworkers throughout the day, but may also work alone.
  • When they do communicate with others, they usually do so by telephone or face-to-face discussions.
  • Usually work as part of a team.
  • Are somewhat responsible for the health and safety of others.
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  • Are responsible for the work done by other installers and finishers.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Often work indoors, although work sites may not have air conditioning or heating.
  • Sometimes are exposed to contaminants, such as fumes from glues.
  • Sometimes are required to get into awkward positions to work in cramped work places such as closets.
  • Sometimes are exposed to hazardous situations and equpiment that may produce cuts.
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  • May work physically near other workers.
  • May work at job sites that don't yet have heating or air conditioning.
  • May have to reach high places to complete work.

Work Performance

  • Must fully complete and be exact in their work. Errors could slow down projects if they have to redo their work.
  • May repeat the same physical activities.
  • Make minor decisions throughout their workday. The results of their decisions impact their reputation as craftspeople.
  • Determine most of the daily tasks and goals independently.
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  • Must meet daily and weekly deadlines.


  • Usually work 40 hours per week.
  • May work less in the winter when construction jobs slow down.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.