CAREER

Structural Iron and Steel Workers

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$54,830

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+4.7% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Career

What Structural Iron and Steel Workers Do

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.

Other Job Titles Structural Iron and Steel Workers May Have

Fitter, Iron Worker, Ironworker, Steel Fabricator, Steel Worker, Structural Steel Erector, Tower Hand

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.

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