What are the Professions in the Indonesian Construction Sector Opened to Foreign Workers?

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The Indonesian Ministry of Manpower has signed the Decree of the Minister of Manpower (Kepmenaker) Number 228 of 2019 concerning Certain Positions that Can Be Occupied by Foreign Workers. In this decree, certain positions that can be occupied by foreign workers are divided into 18 categories, starting with Construction; Real estate; Education; Processing industry; Arts, Entertainment and Recreation; Financial and Insurance Activities; Information and Telecommunications; to Other Service Activities; and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Activities.

However, in almost all categories there is an increase in the number of positions that can be filled by Foreign Workers compared to the previous provisions. For example, the quota for the category of the construction sector. According to Kepmenaker Number 228 of 2019, it is defined that there are 181 positions that can be filled by foreign workers, while according to the previous provision, the Decree of the Minister of Manpower and Transmigration there were only 66 positions available for foreign workers in the construction sector.

Here are 7 out of 181 positions in constructions opened for foreign workers in Indonesia.

  • Elevated Road Engineer, with the condition that the foreign worker has a basic Civil Engineering education, a certificate of competence, a minimum of 10 years of work experience, and with the approval of the Directorate General of Highways in the Ministry of PUPR.
  • Long Bridge Engineering Expert with a span of more than 400 meters, with the condition that the foreign worker has a basic Civil Engineering education, competency certificate, minimum 15 years work experience, and with the approval of the Directorate General of Highways of the Ministry of PUPR.
  • Geotechnical Expert for Building with depth more than 30 meters below ground, with the condition that the foreign worker has a basic Civil Engineering education, competency certificate, work experience of at least 15 years, and with the approval of the Directorate General of Highways of the Ministry of PUPR.
  • Tunnel Engineers, with the condition that the foreign worker has a basic Civil Engineering education, a certificate of competence, a minimum of 10 years of work experience, and with the approval of the Directorate General of Highways in the Ministry of PUPR.
  • Elevated Railroad Engineer, with the condition that the foreign worker has a basic Civil Engineering education, a certificate of competence, a minimum of 10 years of work experience, and with the approval of the Ministry of Transportation.
  • Building Demolition Engineer, with the condition that the foreign worker has a basic Civil Engineering education, a certificate of competence, a minimum of 20 years of work experience, and with the approval of the Directorate General of Human Settlements of the Ministry of PUPR.

 

  • Construction Contract Management Expert, with the condition that the foreign worker has an alternative project delivery, certificate of competence, and minimum work experience of 15 years.

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