Finishing Drywall Installer

Kitchener, Ontario
Skilled Labour
Depends on Experience

FirstOnSite Restoration has an immediate opening for a Finishing Drywall Installer in our Kitchener branch.

FirstOnSite Restoration is the largest independent disaster restoration company in Canada. We provide unsurpassed emergency response, restoration and reconstruction services to the insurance industry and to residential, commercial and industrial customers. With coast-to-coast coverage and 24/7 emergency service, we offer a wide range of services that remediate conditions caused by fires, floods, winds, mold, environmental hazards, accidents and other casualties at any type of facility.

Do you have what it takes to be part of the FirstOnSite team? We look for the following key attributes in our team members:

  • Customer Focus
  • Dependability
  • Productivity
  • Quality

Why choose to be part of the FirstOnSite team?

  • Exceptional extended health plan including medical, dental and vision.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid time off
  • Educational assistance, professional development, and internal growth opportunities
  • Opportunity for National career movement

Position Summary:
The Fininshing Drywall Installer (DI) has knowledge of materials, methods and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures and builds, applies, or fastens interior and exterior wallboards or wall coverings in residential, commercial, and other structures.


  • Follows and leads by example all FOS health and safety policies and procedures and ensures that they are followed by all personnel and sub-contractors.
  • Strives to continually improve through specific development plans.
  • Accepts direction from Supervisor.
  • Practices good housekeeping discipline on the job to ensure a safe, non-cluttered workplace and to minimize cross contamination.
  • Completes assignments on time and within budget.
  • Measures and installs drywall panels to accommodate electrical outlets, air-conditioning units and plumbing.
  • Possesses skills with power and non-power tools to saw, drill, or cut holes in panels for electrical outlets, air-conditioning units, and plumbing.
  • Installs blanket insulation between studs and tacking plastic moisture barrier over insulation.
  • Removes plaster, drywall, or paneling, using crowbar and hammer.
  • Assembles and installs metal framing and decorative trim for windows, doorways and vents.
  • Reads blueprints and other specifications to determine method of installation, work procedures and material and tool requirements.
  • Lays out reference lines and points, computing position of framing and furring channels and marking position.
  • Suspends angle iron grid and channel iron from ceiling.
  • Installs horizontal and vertical metal or wooden studs for attachment of wallboard on interior walls.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Fininshing Drywall Installer.
  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Courses or certifications from trade schools.
  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance as pertains to drywall work.
  • Skilled at measuring, cutting, fitting and fastening the drywall panels; skilled taper/finisher of drywall panels.
  • Able to complete finishing process after installation by filling joints and imperfections.
  • Able to identify and estimate the quantity of materials needed to complete a job.
  • Accurately estimate length of time and cost of a job.

Additional requirements

  • Willing and able to work on-call for after hour’s emergency work.
  • Willing and able to participate in 24/7 on-call rotation.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, FirstOnSite Restoration will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

Interested candidates whose resume and cover letter best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications of the position will be contacted for an interview. Candidates must be able to provide a clear criminal background check to be eligible for hire.