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8750 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue Suite 500 Chicago, IL 60631 United States

Seals joints between plasterboard or other wallboards to prepare wall surface for painting, papering, and other finishes. Mixes sealing compound by hand or with portable electric mixer, and spreads compound over joints between boards, using trowel, broad knife, or spatula. Presses paper tape over joint to embed tape into compound and seal joint, or tapes joint using mechanical applicator that spreads compound and embeds tape in one operation. Spreading and smoothing compound material over tape, using trowel or floating tool to blend joint with wall surface. Sands rough spots after compound has dried. Fills cracks and holes in walls and ceiling with sealing compound. Installs metal molding at corners in lieu of sealant and tape. Usually works as member of crew, uses brushes, roller or spray gun to apply material May countersink nails or screws below surface of wall prior to applying sealing compound, using hammer or screwdriver.

Essential Functions
The “essential functions” of a position are those tasks that meet the definition of the reason the position exists.” The job classification of “Taper” includes the following essential functions:

1.Taping, sanding and boxing with hand tools (trowel, broad knife, spatula, bazooka, floating machine, sanding block, etc.) from floor to overhead (head to toe motion);
2.Taping, sanding and boxing with extension poles from floor to ceiling (head to toe motion, overhead activity, etc.);
3.Apply texture compound using brush, sprayer or rollers;
4.Sink nails or screws as part of finishing process with hand tools (hammer, screwdriver, etc.);
5.Lift and carry containers of joint compound in bucket or box (30-50 pounds each);
6.Mix joint compound by hand or with portable mixer;
7.Utilize “D” or “T” handle heavy duty mixing drill;
8.Utilize High volume/Standard volume finishing boxes for joints and overhead seams;
9.Assembling, disassembling, climbing and working on scaffold (Baker type), ladders, aerial lifts and other vertical transport methods;
10.Utilize stilts (up to 42”) to walk and access overhead work;
11.Carry boxes of corner bead (box can be 8’ to 12’ in length and weighs 60 pounds maximum);
12.Spray adhesive; cut and install corner bead for interior and exterior corners;
13.Maneuvering pallets with pallet jack throughout jobsite (pallet of joint compound);
14.Install staples with staple gun;
15.Ability to wear a respirator (filtering face-piece, ½ or full-face respirators);
16.Use spray equipment to install fire barriers or textured finishes;
17.Work as member of crew.

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