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Ceiling fixer

Ceiling fixers fit suspended ceilings in buildings to cover up pipework, wiring, and heating and air conditioning systems.

Potential salary
£16,000 to £33,000
Working hours
42 to 44 a week
  • knowledge of building and construction
  • the ability to work well with your hands
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to work well with others
  • knowledge of maths
  • the ability to organise your time and workload
  • physical fitness and endurance
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • ambition and a desire to succeed
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Your day-to-day duties could include:

  • using hand and power tools and working from access platforms, ladders or scaffolding
  • setting out, cutting and fixing aluminium frameworks
  • checking frameworks are horizontal, using spirit, laser or water levels
  • fitting ceiling panels to frameworks
  • cutting and shaping panels to fit around lights and other fixtures
  • fitting insulation materials into ceiling spaces before installing panels
  • fitting partitioning, dry lining, or raised access flooring

You may need to wear protective clothing.

You could work at a client's home or on a construction site.

Your working environment may be cramped and at height.

With experience, you could move into supervisory or site management.

You could set up your own business.

You can find out more about careers and training in construction from Go Construct.

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