From electricians and plumbers to roofers, welders and finish carpenters, the job opportunities in Maine’s trade industry are vast. The skills required for these positions are highly sought after in the building industry, and finding experienced and qualified workers to fill the need is often a difficult endeavor for companies looking to hire skilled workers.
While keeping your feet on the ground is part of most of the skilled-trade positions, working on a roof requires a desire to work above ground, so to speak. A strong industry that’s always in demand, roofing is one of the most important trade industries today – and Horch Roofing has a growing need for talented—and height-loving—professionals.
Why Work in the Trades?
There are many opportunities and benefits to working in the trade industry, especially in roofing. As noted, with roofs needing to be replaced every 15-25 years and new construction happening every day in both residential and commercial environments, there’s always work to be done, which means job security at Horch Roofing is high.
Workers throughout the roofing industry can enjoy advantages such as:
- No student debt: Typically, you can join this field and avoid college altogether, or you can earn a two-year degree from a community college and avoid spending thousands of dollars on a four-year college education.
- On-the-job training: In the roofing industry, you’ll learn as you go. You don’t have to have extensive roofing knowledge or a particular skill to get started. Construction-based experience is beneficial, but not mandatory.
- Lucrative earnings: The earning potential of a roofer depends on many factors, but most working in this trade are well paid, and often receive benefits and opportunities for more advanced learning.
- Room for advancement: Starting as a roofer can, and often does, lead to careers managing a crew, becoming a Sales Estimator, or taking on other leadership roles in the industry.
What Is a Roofer Expected to Do?
As your skills improve, you’ll learn much more about key areas of roofing. Most roofers can visually inspect roofs to determine their structural integrity. They work in the residential and commercial industry to ensure these structures are safe. They make repairs and replace roofing structures on both new and existing buildings. Roofers also provide maintenance, insight, and industry knowledge to property owners.
What Type of Jobs Are Available?
There are numerous ways to work in the industry:
- Roofing and gutter installer
- Roof maintenance/repair technician
- New-home roof installer
- Roof material fabricator
- Roof estimate professional
- Gutter repair technicians
Roofers work in all types of industries to provide insight and support to property owners. They can work for government offices conducting inspections for safety or work for insurance companies to assess damage. This is a very versatile career path for most people.
Find the Job You Want Right Here
At Horch Roofing, we’re always looking for those willing to learn and grow their career. When you apply for a job at Horch Roofing, you will enjoy competitive pay, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, advancement training, vacation time, profit sharing, sign-on bonuses, 401(k), and performance incentives.
Horch Roofing has been roofing homes on the coast of Maine since 2003. We serve the communities of coastal Maine from our offices in Warren and Westbrook. Horch Roofing installs metal roofing, asphalt shingle roofing, EPDM rubber roofing, and seamless gutters for both residential and commercial roofing projects. Call us at (207) 273-1111 or contact us online today for your free estimate.