Precast Concrete Erector

Certificate of Qualification 244K

“Working with precast moves construction along much faster than traditional methods. It’s cool to see a new building come together quickly.”

Precast concrete erectors guide hoisting engineers and crane operators in aligning concrete panels and slabs into place when constructing a new building. They are skilled at reading architectural drawings and diagrams, loading and unloading concrete pieces, aligning and bolting panels together, and applying grout between the cracks in the concrete to finish the walls. They must also make sure the building is up to building and company safety standards.


  • Loads precast units on site
  • Conducts pre-erection surveys
  • Unloads and stores precast units
  • Installs and aligns precast units
  • Installs bolted precast connections
  • Makes welded precast connections
  • Installs dowelled precast connections

Key Skills & Attributes

  • Working indoors and outdoors
  • Work as a team
  • Fast paced environment
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to work for long periods of time bending or kneeling

Employment Sectors

  • Heavy Industrial Construction

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • Engineering Construction

  • New home building and renovation

Apprenticeship Program

Apprenticeship consists of 5,400 hours of combined on-the-job and in-class technical training.

Entrance Requirements

  • Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)

Journeyperson Wage Rate

$39.47/Hr (2024 Provincial Average)

Did you know?

People have been using concrete since ancient times? By 700 BC, Bedouin traders had developed a concrete-like material which they used to build secret underground water cisterns that helped them survive in the desert.

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