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Building Technician

Building Technicians provide technical assistance to a range of professionals such as Engineers, Surveyors, Architects and Construction Managers in the construction of commercial and residential projects. Functions include preparing plans, supervising and inspecting sites, monitoring works progress, liaising with contractors and installing, repairing and maintaining various building systems.

Duties and tasks

  • Assist in establishing and maintaining a preventative maintenance program
  • Contribute to tender preparations
  • Determine project costs and the approximate time it will take to complete
  • Liaise and negotiate with sub-contractors and other construction/building workers
  • Maintain up-to-date records of work orders, project progress and any modifications to the job specifications
  • Organise the supply of appropriate materials and equipment
  • Provide technical support to a range of professionals such as Builders, Engineers and Construction Managers
  • Read and follow blue prints and building plans to determine specific job requirements
  • Understand and follow codes of practice and building regulations

Skills required

  • Able to Work Well Within a Team
  • Good Technical Aptitude
  • Strong Problem Solving Abilities
  • Time Management and Organisational Skills

Working conditions

Building Technicians typically work regular Monday to Friday hours with some overtime on weekends. They usually work outdoors on building or construction sites and may be exposed to difficult weather conditions, dirt and dust.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Institute of Building

Housing Industry Association

Master Builders Australia

Related jobs and job titles

  • Architectural Draftsperson
  • Building Associate
  • Building Inspector
  • Building Site Manager
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Construction Estimator
  • Project Manager
  • Surveyor

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