Taper Career

Job Description: Seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surface for painting or papering.


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Taper Career

What skills are required for Tapers?

Importance Skills
  Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

What knowledge is needed to be a Taper?

Importance Knowledge
  Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Work Styles

Importance Styles
  Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
  Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
  Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  Innovation - Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
  Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
  Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  Social Orientation - Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
  Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.