A “tradesperson” is the one who is skilled in a field that requires both manual labor and expertise (detailed knowledge about how to do something).
In this lesson Niharika explains some skilled trades.
A mechanic is someone who fixes machines. When someone talks about “a mechanic”, they
usually mean an auto mechanic.
An electrician fixes the electrical systems in a building.
A mason (or bricklayer) is someone who makes things out of bricks or stone.
A plumber fixes water pipes and drainage for a building.
A welder connects pieces of metal using a torch, which heats the metal to high temperatures.
A locksmith fixes locks or opens locks when the keys have been lost.
A landscaper cares for lawns and gardens for people’s homes or businesses.
A roofer installs or fixes roofs: installing shingles, fixing leaks, etc.
A carpenter builds things out of wood.
A repairman fixes things, ranging from electronics to shoes.
Here are some of the activities that tradespeople do:
- repair things that are broken
- install things
- operate machinery
- maintain equipment
- construct buildings
- lay a material like bricks, shingles, etc.
- restore an old machine or item to a working state
- diagnose problems.
Enjoy the lesson!