Occupational Titles Beginning with Letter A

Acoustic Ceiling Tile Installer

CODE: 101


Mounts acoustical or egg crate tile to walls and ceilings of buildings and structures to reduce reflection of sound and to decorate rooms.


Measures and marks surface to lay out work according to blueprints and drawings. Inspects furrings, mechanical mountings and masonry surface for plumbness and level using spirit or water level. Nails or screws molding to wall to support and seal joint between ceiling tile and wall. Scribes and cuts edges of tile to fit wall where wall molding is not specified. Applies cement to back of tile. Presses and aligns tile into place with layout marks and joints of previously laid tile. Nails channels or wood furring strips to surface to provide mounting for tile. Places building paper between tile and furring strip prior to application of butt-edge tile. Nails, screws or staples tile to wooden furring strips. Hangs dry lines (stretched string) to wall molding to guide positioning of main runners. Drives hanger inserts into reinforced concrete ceiling using power fastening tool. Suspends and bends hanger wires at points touching dry lines. Threads wires through holes in main runners and cuts and attaches cross supports to suspended runners and wall molding using snips, clips and rivet gun. Cuts tiles for fixtures and borders using keyhole saw and inserts tiles into supporting framework. May wash concrete surfaces with washing soda and zinc sulfate solution before mounting tile to increase adhesive qualities of surfaces. May erect scaffolding.

Asbestos Abatement Worker

CODE: 302


Removes asbestos from ceilings, walls, beams, boilers, mechanical equipment and other structures, following EPA and OSHA handling and removal requirements.


Erects scaffolding and seals off work area using plastic sheeting and duct tape. Positions mobile decontamination unit or portable showers at entrance of work area. Builds connecting walkway between mobile unit or portable showers and work area using hand tools, lumber, nails, plastic sheeting and duct tape. Positions portable air evacuation and filtration system inside work area. Sprays chemical solution over asbestos-covered surfaces using tank with attached hose and nozzle to soften asbestos. Cuts and scrapes asbestos from surfaces using knife and scraper. Shovels asbestos into plastic disposal bags and seals bags using duct tape. Cleans work area of loose asbestos using vacuum, broom and dustpan. Places asbestos in disposal bags and seals bags using duct tape. Dismantles scaffolding and temporary walkway using hand tools and places plastic sheeting and disposal bags into transport bags. Seals bags using duct tape and loads bags into truck.

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