Assembling and installing manufactured components to agreed design specification and tolerance.
This occupation is found in the construction sector. On site assembly of manufactured components is a rapidly growing part of the construction sector, representing 15% of the market in 2018. Projects include; infrastructure, residential, commercial, retail, healthcare, education, rail, prisons and leisure. Structures and components are manufactured in factories and then transported to the construction site, ready for location, connection and finishing. Materials can include concrete, timber, modular and portable buildings and can include plastic and steel components. Projects can be small local ones such as a bespoke house or nationwide in large scale developments such as residential and social housing, schools and hospitals. These can be permanent, temporary or re-locatable.
The broad purpose of this occupation is to use elements manufactured off site, installed and assembled in a construction site environment.
In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with team colleagues and supervisors as well as those from other organisations such as main contractors, sub-contractors, architects, engineers, plant operators, drivers, Health and Safety Executive representatives, Environment Agency, site managers, construction managers and other trades. The occupation involves working outside on a construction site, in a range of weather conditions, on projects anywhere in the UK. In some instances it will involve travelling and working away from home.
An employee in this occupation will be responsible for the assembly and installation of manufactured components to agreed design specification and tolerance. This includes the safe handling, moving, installing and finishing to specification and within deadlines under the guidance of senior team colleagues or a supervisor depending on the size of the organisation.
The apprenticeship consists of four optional routes:
- Pre-cast Concrete
- Timber Frame
- Relocatable Modular and Portable Buildings
- Permanent Modular Buildings
Typical job titles include precast installer, precast erector, slinger signaller, modular installer, concrete finisher, timber frame erector, modular and portable building operative, modular cabin fitter, modular building installer, timber framer, timber frame assembly operative, timber frame installer, structural insulated panels (SIP) installer.
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