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Merit is currently looking for Service Technicians to join our team. This is a Union position through the Local 1382.

We primarily work within Rochester but do often travel to surrounding areas. We return to the shop daily.


This position will directly report to the Service Foreman or Lead. There will be frequent interaction with Project Managers as well as regular interaction with other Service, Sheet Metal, Walls, Roofing and Yard personnel. 

Wage range: Based upon experience

Job Description

Under supervision, the individual will perform a variety of duties relating to:

  • the rehabilitation, removal and application of roofing materials.

  • Repair existing roofs with roofing materials other than sheet metal, including composition built up roofs containing asphalt or pitch, roofing felts and gravel; modified bitumen systems; single ply roofing membranes; and materials including ACRM asbestos-containing roof material, as trained. 

  • Lay and adhere insulation, by mechanically fastening with nails or screws and plates. 

  • Apply underlayment, felt, synthetics, ice and water shield. 

  • When applying EPDM, PVC or other single ply membranes, roll out the roofing membrane and seal the seams as specified by the manufacturer of the membrane. 

  • Cut roofing materials to size. 

  • Cut strips of flashing and fits into angles formed by walls, vents and intersecting roof surfaces. 

  • The individual may also perform other job-related duties as may be assigned.

Experience or Educational Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent required. 

  • Experience in a construction-related industry and/or job preferred.

  • The ability to cut, hammer, fasten, and otherwise work with roofing materials.

  • The ability to perform basic math functions

  • The ability to communicate effectively and follow written or verbal instructions and safety rules.

Physical Requirements

In order to perform the duties of this position, the following skills and abilities are required:

  • The ability to climb and descend a 40 foot extension type ladder unassisted; the ability to work at heights in excess of 10 feet.

  • The ability to repeatedly lift and carry roofing materials daily such as: rolls of roofing felt weighing approximately 75 pounds each.

  • The ability to work in a variety of physical positions:  including stooping, squatting, kneeling and crawling.  Extensive use of arms and shoulders, gripping and safe use of small and large hand power tools.

  • The ability to work in a variety of outdoor weather conditions throughout the year, including but not limited to, excessive heat or cold.

About Merit Contracting

Merit Contracting is your source for quality roofing and sheet metal in SE Minnesota. We are proud members of the National Roofing Contractors Association and the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association. Merit has also been recognized as a Firestone Master Contractor. It is Merit's policy to strive for the highest safety standard possible in all of our operations and projects. Employees at all levels of the organization are trained in safety policies and procedures. Regard for the safety of the general public, our own employees, and the employees of our subcontractors are the supreme responsibility of all employees in our organization.

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