UNIFOR - Plasterer-Tilesetter

Revision Date: October 2001
Classification: Plasterer-Tilesetter
Hay Point Range: N/A


The Physical Plant Department is responsible for the entire physical plant of the University including construction, renovations, the provision of utility services and the care and maintenance of all properties.

Under general supervision, the Plasterer-Tilesetter is responsible for the maintenance, preparation and repair of interiors and exteriors of buildings, using plaster or various types of tiles, and preparing estimates for specific jobs.


  • Perform duties of a plasterer.
  • Prepares surfaces and repairs plaster, brick or tile.
  • Tapes and sands wallboard walls and wallboard patches.
  • Installs, replaces or repairs ceramic, quarry tile and marble.
  • Places and finishes concrete.
  • Cuts and installs concrete block, brick and glazed block.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


The minimum qualifications necessary for acceptable (satisfactory) job performance are:

Level of Formal Education

  • Education to an acceptable level.
  • Must possess a Certificate of Qualification as a Plasterer, Tapper, Tilesetter, or other appropriate certification issued by the Manitoba Department of Labour.
  • Must hold a valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver's License.


  • At least eight years of related experience.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of various plaster mixes and methods of repairs to structures.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of tapping materials and methods of their installation and repair.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to estimate material requirements for specific jobs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in English, with others.
  • Ability to work without supervision.
  • Knowledge and ability to work safely and properly with all department ladders, scaffolds and swing stage equipment.

Physical Requirements

  • Capable of performing the duties as assigned.

This class specification is intended to illustrate the characteristics of this classification level and should not be interpreted as a description of any one individual position within this classification level.

"In accordance with the University's Health and Safety Policy, and in support of the Workplace Safety and Health Act, Physical Plant is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all staff and students. 

Physical Plant will instruct all employees to complete an Orientation Workshop, normally during the first day on the job, and the Health and Safety Orientation Module, normally during the probation period.  Employees will also be instructed to complete various workshops, such as Asbestos Awareness, etc. during the first year of employment depending upon an individual's classification."