Establish the location for a fence, and gather information needed to ensure that there are no electric cables or water lines in the area.
Align posts, using lines or by sighting, and verify vertical alignment of posts, using plumb bobs or spirit levels.
Measure and lay out fence lines and mark posthole positions, following instructions, drawings, or specifications.
Dig postholes, using spades, posthole diggers, or power-driven augers.
Set metal or wooden posts in upright positions in postholes.
Discuss fencing needs with customers, and estimate and quote prices.
Mix and pour concrete around bases of posts, or tamp soil into postholes to embed posts.
Make rails for fences, by sawing lumber or by cutting metal tubing to required lengths.
Nail top and bottom rails to fence posts, or insert them in slots on posts.
Stretch wire, wire mesh, or chain link fencing between posts, and attach fencing to frames.