Structural Steel Erector

Structural Steel Erectors erect and dismantle structural steel frames of buildings and other structures.

Overview

Structural Steel Erectors erect and dismantle structural steel frames of buildings and other structures.

Day-to-day

  • erects lifting tackles by attaching pulleys and blocks to fixed overhead structures, and installs cables and attaches counterweights
  • attaches slinging gear to hoist equipment and objects to be moved using clamps, hooks, bolts and knots
  • fits and bolts tubes, support braces and components to form bases and build up scaffolding
  • lifts and positions sections of scaffolding
  • measures, cuts, bends and fits welded wire mesh into concrete areas to be mesh-reinforced
  • fixes mesh and reinforced steel into position in formwork for concrete pours
  • sets up winches and rigging equipment to raise and position girders, plates, columns and other steel units
  • erects guard rails, guy wires, ropes and clears, lays planks and hangs safety nets.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

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Very strong
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Structural Steel Erector

  • You can work as a Structural Steel Erector without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in steelfixing or rigging might be helpful.

    Take a Certificate III in Steelfixing

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