STRUCTURAL STEEL FABRICATION/IRONWORKER

Category: IRONWORKER

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Job Title

Structural Steel Fabricator and Iron Worker

Position Summary

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. Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain an exhaustive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. At any time, Management may change duties, responsibilities, and activities with or without notice.

Essential Functions

  • Verify vertical and horizontal alignment of structural-steel members, using plumb bobs, laser equipment, transits, and/or levels.
  • Connect columns, beams, and girders with bolts, following blueprints and instructions from supervisors.
  • Hoist steel beams, girders, and columns into place, using cranes, or signal hoisting equipment operators to lift and position structural-steel members.
  • Bolt aligned structural-steel members in position for permanent riveting, bolting, or welding into place.
  • Position girders or other structural-steel using rope to guide them into position.
  • Fabricate metal parts such as steel frames, columns, beams, and girders, according to blueprints or instructions from supervisors.
  • Pull, push, or pry structural-steel members into approximate positions for bolting into place.
  • Cut, bend, and weld steel pieces, using metal shears, torches, and welding equipment.
  • Fasten structural-steel members to hoist cables, using chains, cables, or rope.
  • Assemble hoisting equipment and rigging, such as cables, pulleys, and hooks, to move heavy equipment and materials.
  • Force structural-steel members into final positions, using turnbuckles, crowbars, jacks, and hand tools.
  • Erect metal and precast concrete components for structures such as buildings, bridges, dams, towers, storage tanks, fences, and highway guard rails.
  • Unload and position prefabricated steel units for hoisting as needed.
  • Drive drift pins through rivet holes in order to align rivet holes in structural-steel members with corresponding holes in previously placed members.
  • Dismantle structures and equipment.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Handling and Moving Objects - Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
Performing General Physical Activities - Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. Must be able to lift objects weighing up to approximately one hundred (100) pounds.
Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. Ability to understand written and oral instructions.
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment - Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, aerial lifts, and passenger vehicles.
Thinking Creatively - Developing or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products.
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic form.

Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

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