Will “Wood Fence Erector” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
92% Chance of Automation
“Wood Fence Erector” will probably be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #568 out of #702. A higher ranking (i.e., a lower number) means the job is less likely to be replaced.
Erect and repair fences and fence gates, using hand and power tools.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 47-4031.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 36,380.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 17.00
- Currently, there are 21,500 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Fence Erectors”.
Also Known As…
- Fence Erectors
- Wood Fence Erector
- Fence Laborer
- Fence Installer
- Fence Erector
- Fence Builder
- Wood Fence Installer
- Wire Fence Erector
- Wire Fence Builder
- Fence Repairman
- Fence Installer Helper
- Chain Link Fence Installer
Tasks for “Wood Fence Erector”
- Establish the location for a fence, and gather information needed to ensure that there are no electric cables or water lines in the area.
- Mix and pour concrete around bases of posts, or tamp soil into postholes to embed posts.
- Insert metal tubing through rail supports.
- Attach rails or tension wire along bottoms of posts to form fencing frames.
- Assemble gates, and fasten gates into position, using hand tools.
- Make rails for fences, by sawing lumber or by cutting metal tubing to required lengths.
- Measure and lay out fence lines and mark posthole positions, following instructions, drawings, or specifications.
- Weld metal parts together, using portable gas welding equipment.
- Set metal or wooden posts in upright positions in postholes.
- Attach fence rail supports to posts, using hammers and pliers.
- Align posts, using lines or by sighting, and verify vertical alignment of posts, using plumb bobs or spirit levels.
- Construct and repair barriers, retaining walls, trellises, and other types of fences, walls, and gates.
- Dig postholes, using spades, posthole diggers, or power-driven augers.
- Nail top and bottom rails to fence posts, or insert them in slots on posts.
- Complete top fence rails of metal fences by connecting tube sections, using metal sleeves.
- Stretch wire, wire mesh, or chain link fencing between posts, and attach fencing to frames.
- Blast rock formations and rocky areas with dynamite to facilitate posthole digging.
- Nail pointed slats to rails to construct picket fences.
- Erect alternate panel, basket weave, and louvered fences.
- Discuss fencing needs with customers, and estimate and quote prices.
Related Technology & Tools
- Steel measuring tapes
- Post hole diggers
- Barbed wire unrollers
- Torque tensioning tools
- Digging spades
- Hand augers
- Personal computers
- Tablet computers
- Electric fence testers
- Automatic wire twisting pliers
- Portable drills
- Hi-tensile wire cutters
- Pipe cutters
- Portable gas operated arc welders
- Post pullers
- Cement mixers
- Wire stretchers
- Clip tightening chucks
- Steel post pounders
- Multi-crimp tools
- Locking jaw pliers
- Wire tie twisters
- Spirit levels
- Staple drivers
- Remote opening systems
- Laser plumb bobs
- Hand jacks
- Electric fence grounding rods
- Claw hammers
- Circular saws
- Cutlist Plus fx
- Maxwell Systems American Contractor
- Autodesk AutoCAD
- Microsoft Excel
- Software Design Associates Computer Fencing System CFS