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Those working in construction jobs are taking part in the cornerstone of civilisation. Construction work shapes and directs the course of our lives as we move through our man-made environments. Engaged in both private and public works, the construction industry is responsible for repairs, alterations and creation of physical property. Enabling both business and domestic growth, construction is a reliable industry with a variety of fields to find employment in, especially in Australia’s mining sector.
Construction workers should relish physical work and a blasé attitude when it comes to getting down and dirty. They should be well-trained in the tools they use, and have a desire to learn how to use new technologies and acquire new skills when the opportunity presents itself. For example, those wanting a rigger job should know how ropes and pulleys function, while those wanting a welding job should be experienced with all aspects of welding. Possessing excellent hand-eye coordination and body coordination is a must, along with an appreciation of both work safety and health safety when it comes to their daily activities. Those with keen problem solving and analytical abilities will excel in the construction industry.
Those in construction will have usually obtained a qualification through a trade apprenticeship. This could be in stonework, metalwork, tiling, plastering, or gas-fitting. There are also degrees and diplomas that can be obtained from either university or TAFE in Construction Management, Building and Construction, and Building Skills.
Roles and salary expectations
What does a construction worker do?
They are the physical labour force of the construction industry. This includes tradesmen, both skilled and unskilled, as well as labourers. Duties in this role includes loading and unloading materials, digging, using tools or heavy machinery, scaffolding and digging trenches.
Construction worker salary: 30,000 to 75,000 per year.
What does a construction estimator do?
Construction estimators analyse construction projects to determine what their cost will be. They deal with contracts and try to ensure they are getting the cheapest price from a competitive market.
Construction estimator salary: 43,000 to 110,000 per year.
What does a construction project manager do?
Project managers plan construction projects, supervise, hire and fire staff, set goals, hire equipment, manage budget and liaise with clients and stakeholders within the project.
Construction project manager salary: 59,000 to 200,000 per year.
What does a construction superintendent do?
Construction superintendents oversee the day-to-day operations on construction sites, taking on short-term schedule responsibilities. They also report and decide on quality control and coordinate subcontractors.
Construction superintendent salary: 99,000 to 250,000 per year.
What does a construction foreman do?
The construction foreman is an extensively experienced construction professional with specialised knowledge. They have responsibility for the management of those similarly skilled construction workers on-site.
Construction foreman salary: 56,000 to 126,000 per year.
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