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Structural Iron and Steel Workers

Raise, place, and unite iron or steel girders, columns, and other structural members to form completed structures or structural frameworks. May erect metal storage tanks and assemble prefabricated metal buildings.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Read specifications or blueprints to determine the locations, quantities, or sizes of materials required.
    • Connect columns, beams, and girders with bolts, following blueprints and instructions from supervisors.
    • Bolt aligned structural steel members in position for permanent riveting, bolting, or welding into place.
    • Fasten structural steel members to hoist cables, using chains, cables, or rope.
    • Hoist steel beams, girders, or columns into place, using cranes or signaling hoisting equipment operators to lift and position structural steel members.
    • Verify vertical and horizontal alignment of structural steel members, using plumb bobs, laser equipment, transits, or levels.
    • Cut, bend, or weld steel pieces, using metal shears, torches, or welding equipment.
    • Erect metal or precast concrete components for structures, such as buildings, bridges, dams, towers, storage tanks, fences, or highway guard rails.
    • Force structural steel members into final positions, using turnbuckles, crowbars, jacks, or hand tools.
    • Pull, push, or pry structural steel members into approximate positions for bolting into place.
    • Unload and position prefabricated steel units for hoisting, as needed.
    • Drive drift pins through rivet holes to align rivet holes in structural steel members with corresponding holes in previously placed members.
    • Assemble hoisting equipment or rigging, such as cables, pulleys, or hooks, to move heavy equipment or materials.
    • Fabricate metal parts, such as steel frames, columns, beams, or girders, according to blueprints or instructions from supervisors.
    • Ride on girders or other structural steel members to position them, or use rope to guide them into position.
    • Dismantle structures or equipment.
    • Hold rivets while riveters use air hammers to form heads on rivets.
    • Insert sealing strips, wiring, insulating material, ladders, flanges, gauges, or valves, depending on types of structures being assembled.
    • Place blocks under reinforcing bars used to reinforce floors.
    • Catch hot rivets in buckets and insert rivets in holes, using tongs.

    Skills

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    • Operation and Control

      Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    • Operations Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Multilimb Coordination

      The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

    • Static Strength

      The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

    Knowledge

    • Building and Construction

      Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 60880/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 29.27/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 3,970
    • Yearly Projected Openings 540

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    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Self Control
    • Cooperation
    • Initiative
    • Concern for Others

    Tools

    • Screwdrivers
    • Safety harnesses or belts
    • Punches or nail sets or drifts
    • Levels
    • Jacks

    Technology

    • Project management software
    • Inventory management software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Accounting software

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    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.
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