Profession ceiling installer

Ceiling installers install ceilings in buildings. They apply different techniques as the situation requires - for example when fire resistance is especially important, or when space is needed between the dropped ceiling and the next floor - or specialise in one.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Artistic


  • Tape drywall

    Seal the joints between panels of drywall. Fill the tapered edges of the panels with joint compound and press joint tape into the compound. Let dry and cover with one or several layers of joint compound, leaving time for each layer to dry and sanding lightly to obtain a smooth finish.

  • Inspect construction supplies

    Check construction supplies for damage, moisture, loss or other problems before using the material.

  • Protect surfaces during construction work

    Cover floors, ceiling, skirting boards and any other surfaces with various materials such as plastic or textile to keep them from being damaged or stained when performing construction or renovation work like painting or plastering.

  • Install construction profiles

    Install a variety of metal or plastic profiles used to attach materials to each other or to structural elements. Cut them to size if called for.

  • Transport construction supplies

    Bring construction materials, tools and equipment to the construction site and store them properly taking various aspects into account such as the workers' safety and protection from deterioration.

  • Fit ceiling tiles

    Attach ceiling tiles to an existing ceiling to mask imperfections, provide visual interest, or change the physical characteristics of the room.

  • Follow health and safety procedures in construction

    Apply the relevant health and safety procedures in construction in order to prevent accidents, pollution and other risks.

  • Install drop ceiling

    Lay standard size ceiling tiles on prepared profiles separated from the original ceiling to leave space between the two.

  • Use safety equipment in construction

    Use elements of protective clothing such as steel-tipped shoes, and gear such as protective goggles, in order to minimise risk of accidents in construction and to mitigate any injury if an accident does occur.

  • Clean painting equipment

    Disassemble, clean, and reassemble paint sprayers and other vehicle painting equipment.

  • Use measurement instruments

    Use different measurement instruments depending on the property to be measured. Utilise various instruments to measure length, area, volume, speed, energy, force, and others.

  • Place drywall

    Place sections of drywall against a surface. Put joists in place. Plan the amount of drywall necessary and the pattern they will be installed in to minimise the number of joints.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Maintain work area cleanliness

    Keep the working area and equipment clean and orderly.

  • Paint surfaces

    Use brushes and rollers to apply a coat of paint to a prepared surface evenly and without leaving drops.

Optional knowledge and skills

types of ceiling order construction supplies use t-brace calculate needs for construction supplies advise on construction materials keep personal administration answer requests for quotation join wood elements snap chalk line process incoming construction supplies keep records of work progress install stretch ceiling install insulation material monitor stock level install wood elements in structures install coffered ceiling mix paint

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