Concrete cutters are professionals who perform specialized tasks related to cutting concrete. They use high-pressure and high-energy machinery to perform concrete cutting. Many types of concrete cutters are available in the market. These are the different types of concrete cutters available.
Size: This is a big job. Location: Concrete cutters are required in most areas of Australia. Industry: Mostly all work in the Construction sector. However, some work at various construction sites in and around Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. Earnings: Full-time workers usually on an hourly wage of around $2.00 per hour (much higher than the national average of $1,046 per week) earn around $7,000 per week.
Experience: Usually the workers have two to three years experience before they start doing concreting jobs. However, there are companies that hire new concreters for a couple of days, for a couple of hours then hire them for a couple of hours per day for a month’s work. The experience of a contractor determines the quality of the finished concrete. Experienced concreters cut slabs faster and more accurately than others. The number of cuts is usually related to how much experience a contractor has.
Secondary School Certificate or SCGC: The certification proves that the concreter has the capacity to be independent, responsible and knows how to manage time and material correctly. There are some companies that hire concreters without any secondary school certificate or SCGC. In such cases, the company reserves the right to hire and train the worker in-house. It is also possible to get a job as a construction worker without having the necessary certification, however such a person may be paid lower than normal because he or she does not posses a proper skill set and ability to work independently.
Career Outlook: These careers are predicted to grow rapidly and there is certainly room for growth. Construction is the most popular career for concrete workers. Other occupations like concrete plant workers, bricklayers, sheet rockers, rebar contractors, pressure coatings contractors, etc. are also growing quickly. The demand for highly educated concreters is expected to grow faster than other fields due to the rising need of highly skilled and educated workers in several sectors.
To be an efficient and productive construction worker, it is important to have the minimum requirements of education, health and safety precautions and past experience. There are many registered training organisations that can provide practical learning for people who want to pursue a career in concreting. This will definitely help the construction industry to meet the demands of today’s construction jobs.