The civil engineering formworker is the basic worker on major building projects and the construction of prefabricated elements.
S/he works on both major infrastructure and one-off project building sites.
The formworker's tasks are not repetitve, since each structure is different. S/he thus needs to have good adaptation capacities.
The formworker carries out four main operations:
The formworker understands structural layout and installation, and can assemble and dismantle scaffolding and shoring equipment, construct and fit timber formwork, install and remove formwork panels, build reinforced concrete structures and the prefabricated components required for them, use small machines safely and monitor compliance and building quality. S/he has good manual skills and a good eye, is conscientious and enjoys taking the initiative.
The formworker's salary depends on his/her qualifications and professional experience in the job
The hours are usually regular (37 hours a week), but may vary according to project requirements
The formworker usually works on a building or renovation site. These worksites are often remote, involving medium and/or long-term travel