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Over a quarter-century of building Central Illinois
Blackhawk Roofing Residential Commercial Roofers
About

Employment Opportunities

Professional roofing contractors provide a critical and valuable service to their communities. They install and maintain roofing systems to provide a watertight covering to the building. They also help reduce energy costs by adding insulation value to the building. A quality functional roofing system is a critical component of every building.

At Blackhawk Roofing we employ professional roofing crews to install residential and commercial roofing systems. Crews are made up of different members, including a roofing foreman, a few experienced roofing installers, and several roofing laborers. Each member of the staff is part of a team. And each member plays an essential role in the successful installation and long-term performance of a roofing system.

For a Job Interview, please send an email to Blackhawk Roofing, or call 217-741-6251.

Our Company

We are experts at building roofs. From the moment we began business nearly twenty-five years ago, Blackhawk Roofing has earned and maintained a reputation as the most trusted roofing contractor in Central Illinois. No matter what type of damage your roof has suffered, Blackhawk Roofing has a team available 24/7 to repair your roof. Blackhawk Roofing provides a complete range of services, to help you deal with the most complex roofing issues. We offer competitive pricing, a quick response time, and excellent customer service. Superior craftsmanship is the cornerstone of every Blackhawk Roofing project. We specialize in residential new construction, tear-offs, and roof restoration, as well as commercial roofing, repairs, and roof maintenance. We provide you with a roofing system that is watertight and worry-free. Each job is engineered to proceed smoothly. We'll evaluate critical logistical issues, and familiarize our crews with the unique requirements of your job.

Job Descriptions

Roofing Installer
Central Civil Construction

At Blackhawk Roofing, you can become part of a team that is not just committed, but also enthusiastic about roofing construction projects. We employ people who are passionate about their work, and seek career challenges. If that describes you, we invite you to consider taking your place in our dynamic and evolving organization.

Job Description

A roofing installer repairs and installs roofs on residential homes or commercial buildings. They use various materials such a metal, aluminum, wood, shingles, tiles, slate, and steel. Roofers scale the tops of a property to repair leaky roofs, replace broken tiles, or seal areas to make them watertight. Roofing is physically demanding and requires the stamina to stand, climb, and carefully walk in hot, cold, windy, snowy, or rainy weather. The work that roofers do ensures that buildings are structurally sound and safe for those who enter. Roofers can work on a full- or part-time basis, and many receive weekly salary payments.

Duties and Responsibilities

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Perform Roof Pre-Inspections
Before they begin a job, roofers inspect a roof to determine the best repair or replacement procedure. They examine their work area to make sure that all required tools are present. Their evaluation includes calculating the total amount of materials and labor needed to complete the job.
Measure and Cut Project Materials
Roofers have to ensure that any materials they use are properly trimmed to fit along the roof's edges tightly. They are responsible for altering materials as needed. Roofers provide that their materials fit around chimneys, vents, gutters, walls, and other intersecting surfaces.
Smooth and Level Roof Surfaces
Before adding new layers, roofers smooth out rough spots and prepare a surface for new shingles or waterproofing. They use hammers, chisels, or other abrasive materials such as bricks, sand, and dirt to level out characters. After new shingles are placed, a roofer may glaze the top layer of their work and embed gravel to fill crevices.
Install Roofing Materials
The roofer's primary job is to construct a weatherproof roof by installing shingles and asphalt. During this process, they replace any areas of the roof that are damaged or rotting. To create a more weatherproof seal, a roofer may also use insulation or vapor barriers. During installation, roofers use caulk and mortar to cover any exposed nails or screw heads to prevent leakage.
Complete Site Set Up and Clean Up
Preparing and cleaning up a job location is a roofer's responsibility. When they first arrive on site, roofers set up ladders, scaffolding, and other temporary structures. These tools enable them to conduct all needed roof work safely. Once the job is completed, they are required to break down the site.

Skills and Qualifications

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Successful roofers are detail-oriented people who like outdoor construction. We seek candidates with a minimum of one years of roofing experience for this position, but we are willing to train the right candidate.

  • Roofing. Insulate and cover structures with shingles, asphalt, and slate in a professional manner.
  • Dedication to construction safety. The ability to safely handle a variety of tools and roofing assignments is critical for roofers who can face serious injury if they are not careful.
  • Waterproofing. Roofers are often required to waterproof or damp-proof walls and surfaces.
  • Communication skills. The ability to establish and keep positive working relationships with peers, customers, and other contractors is essential for roofers.
  • Physical fitness. Roofers face many physical requirements, such as the ability to lift to 75 pounds of heavy materials and tools and the ability to withstand extensive bending, kneeling, and walking in hot weather.
  • Interpersonal skills. Roofers are expected to work cooperatively with a team to get the job done.
  • Customer Service. Delivering outstanding customer service to provide a great experience throughout the roofing process is critical for this job.

Tools of the Trade

Roofing installers work in outdoor construction environments and are comfortable using the following tools and equipment in a typical workday:

  • Power hand tools (grinders, screws guns, nail guns, staplers).
  • Height tools (scaffolds, ladders).
  • Roofing materials (shingles, rolled roofing felt, drip edge, skylights, flashing, gutters, EPDM, plywood).

Education and Training

There are no specific education requirements for roofers, although we give preference to candidates with a high school diploma. Many of our roofers learn their trade through apprenticeships or on-the-job training, where experienced roofers show them how to use roofing tools, equipment, machines, and materials. During training, new roofers learn how to measure and cut roofing materials and how to lay shingles. With time, new roofers also learn more advanced roofing techniques.

Roofing Laborer
Central Civil Construction

At Blackhawk Roofing, you can become part of a team that is not just committed, but also enthusiastic about roofing construction projects. We employ people who are passionate about their work, and seek career challenges. If that describes you, we invite you to consider taking your place in our dynamic and evolving organization.

Job Description

Roofing laborers work on construction sites to ensure that roofing materials are fitted correctly and that roofs are structurally sound. This job involves choosing suitable materials for repairs and new installations, checking for any faults or damage to installed roofs, and applying insulation to keep buildings energy efficient. This is a physically demanding job that can mean working at different heights and in all weather conditions. Most roofing laborers work full time, although extra hours may be necessary to meet deadlines. Those best suited to working as roofing laborers have physical strength and stamina, excellent math skills for making measurements and calculations, and the ability to operate machinery and tools safely and effectively.

Duties and Responsibilities

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Choose the Right Materials
Roofing laborers need to ensure that they select the correct materials that are used for the job, from shingles and felt to drip edge and underlayment.
Keep the Construction Area Tidy
To meet health and safety regulations, roofing laborers ensure that the construction and work areas are clean. Any dangerous materials or tools are kept out of walkways to prevent accidents.

Skills and Qualifications

Roofing laborers should have the strength and stamina to carry heavy loads and work long hours outside. They also need good teamwork skills and the ability to follow instructions correctly. Typically, employers require a high school diploma and an apprenticeship that demonstrates experience, as well as the following skills:

  • Listening skills – an essential aspect of this job is the ability to follow instructions, so roofing laborers need strong listening skills.
  • Dexterity – roofing laborers work with heavy materials and tools on roofs that might have very steep pitches. For this aspect of the job, skill and safely maintaining precision are important.
  • Physical fitness – roofing laborers often carry heavy materials (such as bundles of shingles) up ladders, so they need the strength and stamina to do this regularly.
  • Teamwork – roofing laborers, need to work effectively and professionally with other members of the construction. team. They must maintain a professional demeanor when working with colleagues and assist when it's needed.
  • Math skills – whether making measurements or calculating the quantity of materials needed, roofing laborers need basic math skills to carry out their job correctly.
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Education and Training

There are no specific education requirements for roofers, although we give preference to candidates with a high school diploma. Most job applicants will have completed an apprenticeship in roofing construction, or worked as a laborer in a relevant construction field. Roofing laborers learn their trade on the job while working with more experienced colleagues. Basic skills can be acquired over a few months, but it may take several seasons to perform more roof-specific and in-depth tasks properly.

Blackhawk Roofing Residential Commercial Roofers