Bilfinger is a leading international industrial services provider, active primarily in Continental Europe, Northwest Europe, North America, and the Middle East. With over 4,500 skilled employees in North America, Bilfinger delivers its services across multiple industries that include petrochemical, oil & gas, consumer goods, energy and utilities, and government services. Bilfinger has offices in 40 states, and our project portfolio covers the entire value chain from consulting, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, maintenance, plant expansion, and turnarounds to environmental technologies and digital applications.  We have over 100 years of industrial experience on projects as small as $500 and as large as $40M, performed in every time zone of the United States.


Scaffold Builder: Gulf of Mexico Platforms- Offshore


Position Summary:


A scaffold builder is responsible for building up and breaking down temporary scaffold structures. The optimal candidate will have a basic working knowledge of OSHA safety guidelines. Work locations may vary (offshore). 


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Must have good communication and network skills
  • Must have good teamwork skills, ability to coordinate with different department heads within the company.
  • Preferably to have a strong background in the Pipeline, Petrochemical and/or Oil & Gas Market Sectors
  • Must have ability to perform various technical services while working on ropes. 
  • Scaffold builders are responsible assembling and dismantling scaffolding structures that allow workers to access specific portions of a building to perform needed work. 
  • Builds, positions, and dismantles wooden structures, such as concrete forms, scaffolds, tunnel and sewer supports, and temporary frame shelters, according to sketches, blueprints, or company standards. 
  • Craft who isn’t afraid to climb, walk, and work at high elevations.
  • Offshore Experience Required
  • TWIC Card
  • Safe Gulf
  • Ensure that all procedures are understood prior to the start of work
  • Complete all required planning, safety meetings and documentation, including work permits, job hazard analyses, safety meetings and rescue plans
  • Ensure that the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) to be used
  • Identify work zones and ensure the safety of any personnel or public who may enter these zones.
  • Make certain that a prompt rescue of rope access personnel can be accomplished and that emergency services are available
  • Make certain that all equipment on the work site is protected from damage and is maintained in a safe condition throughout the work


Basic Qualifications:


  • Work at heights with no fear.
  • Examines, selects, and gathers materials and tools.
  • Examines blueprints and specifications to determine dimensions of structure.
  • Inspect base surface for obstructions.
  • Climbing - frequent ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms up in excess of heights of 100 feet. 
  • Balancing - maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. 
  • Stooping - bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. 
  • Pushing - using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward. 
  • Pulling - using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion. 
  • Lifting - raising objects in excess of 100 pounds from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. 
  • Fine Manipulation – picking or pinching or otherwise working hands and fingers  
  • Able to perform very heavy work (exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move object
  • Saws boards and plywood panels to required sizes.
  • Uses carpentry hand tools such as hammers, levels, squares, screw drivers, adjustable wrenches, hand and power saws, drill motors and pry bars.
  • Assembles scaffold containing handrails, mid rails, braces and planks, toe boards, screening, locking pins and wheels to job specifications.
  • Loads, transports and unloads material.
  • Determines type of scaffold needed and how to properly instruct on how to install.
  • Oversight of transport tubular scaffold or other structural material and erects the scaffold as instructed by the scaffold builder.
  • Hoists scaffolding materials upward in order to erect temporary structure.
  • Properly secures and levels locking sections of scaffolding material.
  • Properly secures scaffold to the permanent structure for added stability.
  • Supervises the dismantling of scaffolding when it has been properly communicated to do so.
  • Inspects and properly stows scaffolding material after dismantling.
  • Performs final inspection of completed scaffolding.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Please reach out to Velma Arismendez  ( ) in case of any questions related to this position. 


Bilfinger Inc.   is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veterans/Disabled. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other legally protected characteristics.


This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette Louisiana

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