Scaffold erectors build and dismantle various types of scaffolding and temporary elevated work platforms. Their work takes them to the most diverse job sites—building exteriors, shipyards, oil refineries, lumber mills, and tunnel projects.
What is a scaffold erector?
If you enjoy working outdoors and at high elevations, a job as a scaffold erector may be a good fit for you. Scaffold erectors are responsible for building and taking down scaffolds and temporary support structures for buildings, industrial apparatus, bridges, and ships. They are comfortable working at heights and are physically strong and agile. To preform their duties a scaffold erector’s tool belt consists of hand tools such as a hammer, level, tape measure, pliers and wrenches. Scaffold erectors also wear a full body harness equipped with a lanyard to provide fall protection. Typically working outdoors, scaffold erectors face all types of weather.
What kind of jobs are done by scaffold erectors?
They install ladders, handrails, walkways, platforms and gangways; they erect, move, and dismantle frame scaffolding as well as mobile tower scaffolding, tube clamp scaffolding and system scaffolding. Scaffold erectors fill essential roles on a wide range of job sites, including building exteriors, shipyards, oil refineries, lumber mills, and tunnel projects.
Washington State Earning Potential: $85K