Engineering construction erector/rigger

Engineering construction erector/rigger

“Engineering construction erectors and riggers work on major infrastructure projects in various sectors”

Engineering construction erectors and riggers work on major infrastructure projects in various sectors. such as power generation, the exploration and exploitation of oil and gas, and the erection and dismantling/decommissioning of steel structures. They often work in hazardous environments, which can include working at height, over water and in confined spaces. As an erector, you’ll install and dismantle capital plant steel infrastructure, using static and mobile moving and lifting equipment and accessories. You’ll also fix metal decking, safety netting and edge rails to facilitate safe working. In this rigger role, you’ll lift, move and position loads during engineering construction projects. This involves the detailed planning and control of all the elements required to successfully and safely execute and complete the operation. Riggers are responsible for safely moving loads using static and mobile moving and lifting equipment and accessories. The moving and lifting equipment is diverse and can include specialist equipment such as skids and rollers as well as numerous types of winches, hoists and cranes of various sizes and design.

Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: DT and science

Entry requirements: Three GCSEs, including English, maths and a science or technology subject

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £28,000 per annum

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