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NOC 7284 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers

Example Titles
acoustic tile and drywall installer
acoustic tile installer
acoustical ceiling installer
apprentice drywall applicator
apprentice plasterer
ceiling installer
ceiling system installer
drywall and acoustic mechanic
drywall and ceiling system installer
drywall and lather applicator
drywall applicator
drywall finisher
drywall finisher apprentice
drywall hanger
drywall installer
drywall installer and finisher
drywall installer and finisher apprentice
drywall installer lead hand
drywall installer team leader
drywall interior systems installer
drywall mechanic
drywall nailer
drywall nailing person
drywall taper
exterior plasterer
finish plasterer
fireproofing applicator
fireproofing plasterer
gyproc applicator
gypsum lather
gypsum plasterboard applicator
interior drywall installer
interior drywall systems installer
journeyman/woman drywall installer
journeyman/woman lather
journeyman/woman plasterer
lather (interior systems mechanic)
lather applicator
lather apprentice
metal lather
moulding plasterer
ornamental plasterer
plasterer apprentice
sheetrock applicator
stucco lather
stucco plasterer
wall and ceiling installer
wallboard installer
wallboard taper
wire lather
wood lather

Lead statement
Plasterers apply finish, and maintain and restore plaster or similar materials, on interior and exterior walls, ceilings and building partitions to produce plain or decorative surfaces. Drywall installers and finishers install and finish drywall sheets and various types of ceiling systems. Lathers install support framework for ceiling systems, interior and exterior walls and building partitions. They are employed by construction companies and by plastering, drywalling and lathing contractors, or they may be self-employed.

Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:


Clean and prepare surfaces
Mix plaster ingredients in trough to desired consistency
Apply, level and smooth coats of plaster using trowels, floats, brushes and spraying equipment
Trowel or spray coats of stucco over exteriors of buildings to form weatherproof surfaces
Finish corners and angles and create decorative designs in finish coat, if required
Cure freshly plastered surfaces
Mould and install ornamental plaster panels, cornices and trim
Spray acoustic materials or texture finish over walls and ceilings.

Drywall installers and finishers

Measure, cut and fit drywall sheets for installation on walls and ceilings
Position and secure sheets to metal or wooden studs or joists
Cut and install metal corner beads to protect exterior corners
Fill joints, nail indentations, holes and cracks with joint compound using trowel and broad knife
Tape over joints using taping machine and embed tape in compound
Smooth out excess compound and allow coat to dry
Apply successive coats of compound and sand seams and joints
Fabricate and install suspended metal ceiling grids and place in panels to form acoustical and coffered ceilings.


Prepare wall and ceiling layouts
Install metal stud framing and furring for interior drywall or plaster walls and ceilings, using hand and power tools
Attach metal or gypsum lath to studs or furring using nails, screws, clips or wire ties
Cut openings in lath for heating and ventilation piping, ducts and electrical outlets
Install corner beads and wire mesh around beams to which plaster is to be applied
May install acoustic tile, hangers for suspended ceilings and metal studs for composition wallboard or lath.

Source: Canada website