Occupational Titles Beginning with Letter F

Fiber Optic Laborer (Outside, other than concrete encased)

CODE: 311

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Installs, adjusts, repairs and dismantles fiber optic cable systems using hand or power tools.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

Installs outside fiber optic cable associated with aerial and underground installation of outside plant for fiber optic systems. Climbs poles and sets up barricades, cones, barrels, signs. Stages and moves materials. Hand digs, rakes, installs silt fence, removes fences, and restores surface. Digs and trims trenches and ditches and assists in shallow trenches in the placement of hand holes /communication vaults. Places ground rods and sets anchors. Handles, pushes and pulls cable. Operates small equipment for the mentioned duties, such as small air compressors, plate tampers, anchor crankers, fiber blowers, fiber pullers and pneumatic boring machine. The duties described do not include the operation of any heavy equipment.

Fence Erector

CODE: 111

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Erects and repairs metal and wooden fences and fence gates using hand or power tools.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

Lays out fence line using tape measure and marks positions for postholes. Digs postholes with spade, posthole digger or power-driven auger. Blasts rock formations with dynamite to facilitate digging of postholes. Sets metal or wooden post in upright position in posthole. Mixes concrete by hand or by use of cement mixer. Pours concrete around base of post or tamps soil into posthole to embed post. Aligns posts, using line, or by sighting along edges of posts. Verifies vertical alignment of posts with plumb bob or spirit level. Attaches fence-rail support to post, using hammer and pliers. Cuts metal tubing using pipe cutter and inserts tubing through rail supports. Completes top fence rail of metal fence by connecting tube sections by use of metal sleeves. Attaches rails or tension wire along bottoms of posts to form fencing frame. Stretches wire, wire mesh or chain link fencing between posts and attaches fencing to frame. Assembles gate and fastens it in position using hand tools. Saws required lengths of lumber to make rails for wooden fence. Nails top and bottom rails to fence posts or inserts them in slots on posts. Nails pointed slats to rails to construct picket fence. Erects alternate panel, basket weave and louvered fences. May weld metal parts together using portable gas welding equipment including attachments such as razor wire, barb wire, etc..

Final Construction Clean up Worker

Code 315

PRIMARY PURPOSE

 Arrives on a building project after the project has been substantially completed and cleans the interior of all or part of a building in preparation for occupancy. While the tasks are often manual in nature, this work requires training in the preparation and safe use of cleaning solutions and equipment along with appropriate cleaning techniques. Tasks include, but are not limited to, cleaning ceilings, floors, interior windows, walls, partitions, stairways, closets, cabinets and fixtures using various cleaning supplies and equipment. This work does not involve the cleanup of construction supplies, materials or waste during or after construction.

TYPICAL DUTIES

Organize and use cleaning supplies such as scouring pads, scrub brushes, window squeegees, sponges, dust mops and pans, wet mops and buckets, soft cloths or towels. Prepare and operate equipment such as vacuum cleaners, extractors, scrubbers, buffers and ladders. Apply antibacterial and cleaning solutions, furniture polish, glass cleaner, chrome and wood polish. Wipe down construction dust from floor to ceiling using a dry mop/cloth, damp mop/sponge or other suitable device. Climb ladders and/or use lifts to clean and shine lighting fixtures, fans, HVAC grilles and diffusers and other fittings in ceilings or high walls. Vacuum all carpeted areas including edges and carpet lint. Sweep, vacuum, dry-mop, wet-mop or scrub all non-carpeted floors in all rooms, hallways, stairways, closets and elevator cars. Finish flooring by hand or by using extractors, manual/riding or rotary scrubbers and buffers. Use the appropriate cleaning solutions to spot clean paint splatters, glue, caulk and stains. Clean and shine stair railings, moldings, switch plates, casework, radiators, cabinets, countertops, shelves, drawers, doors, door frames and thresholds. Squeegee or clean-shine interior windows, sills and trim. Wipe down and clean bathroom walls, ceilings and partitions. Clean and shine mirrors, chrome surfaces, countertops, cabinets and drawers. Scrub and sanitize toilets, shower stalls, sinks and fixtures. Clean and sanitize kitchen sinks, countertops, cabinets, drawers, fixtures and appliances. Remove all labels from appliances.

Fire Sprinkler Fitter

CODE: 112

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Installs, adjusts, repairs and dismantles all fire protection and fire control systems including piping for tubing, appurtenances and equipment.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

Installs all piping and appurtenances pertaining to fire sprinkler equipment, including both overhead and underground water mains, fire hydrants and hydrant mains, standpipes and hose connections to the fire sprinkler systems, fire sprinkler tank heaters, air lines and thermal systems used in connection with fire sprinkler and alarm systems, tank and pump connections and fire protection systems using mulsifyre, spray, water, fog, carbon dioxide (CO2), gas, foam and dry chemical systems. Locates, cuts and cores all holes for piping. Sets all sleeves and inserts required for the installation of fire protection and control systems.

Flagperson or Traffic Control Person

CODE: 304

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Controls the movement of vehicular traffic through a construction project. Delivers, sets-up, maintains and removes temporary traffic control devices.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

Discusses traffic routing plans and type and location of control points with superior. Directs movement of traffic through site, using sign, hand and flag signals. Warns construction workers when approaching vehicle fails to heed signals to prevent accident and injury to workers. Informs drivers of detour routes through construction sites. Records license number of traffic control violators for police. May give hand marker to last driver in line up of one-way traffic for flagger at opposite end of site, signaling clearance for reverse flow of traffic. Loads, unloads and sets-up barricades, plastic channelizer drums, safety cones and temporary flashing lights not to exceed one hundred fifteen (115) volts. Inspects traffic control devices on a periodic basis to ensure they are clean, clearly visible and properly positioned. Replaces batteries and bulbs in lights, cleans reflective material and lenses and repairs or replaces damaged or missing devices. Removes traffic control devices by loading them on a truck and driving them to a storage yard or another project site where they are unloaded. Applies temporary adhesive pavement marking tape or strips. Installs button-type lane markers.