Structural Steel Construction Worker prepares steel to reinforce a new concrete slab to be poured

Structural Steel Construction Worker

Structural Steel Construction Workers assemble rigging gear to move and position equipment and structural components, erect scaffolding, position and secure steel reinforcing in concrete forms, and erect and dismantle structural steel frames.

Overview

Structural Steel Construction Workers assemble rigging gear to move and position equipment and structural components, erect scaffolding, position and secure steel reinforcing in concrete forms, and erect and dismantle structural steel frames.

Day-to-day

  • erecting lifting tackles by attaching pulleys and blocks to fixed overhead structures, and installing cables and attaching counterweights
  • attaching slinging gear to hoisting equipment and objects to be moved using clamps, hooks, bolts and knots
  • fitting and bolting tubes, support braces and components to form bases and build up scaffolding
  • lifting and positioning sections of scaffolding
  • measuring, cutting, bending and fitting welded wire mesh into concrete areas to be mesh-reinforced
  • fixing mesh and reinforcing steel into position in formwork for concrete pours
  • setting up winches and rigging equipment to raise and position girders, plates, columns and other steel units
  • erecting guard rails, guy wires, ropes and clears, laying planks and hanging safety nets.

Considerations

  • irregular hours
  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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$2,100 / week
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Very strong
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Structural Steel Construction Worker

  • You can work as a Structural Steel Construction Worker without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

    Certificate III in Steelfixing

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