Service. Safety. Satisfaction.


Posted On: 1.1.2019
Starting Salary: DOE

Job Description

 Job Title:  Structural Iron and Steel         Worker  Reports to:  Foreman
 Department:  Operations  Pay Range:  DOE
 Location:  As assigned  Review Date:  October 5, 2017
 FLSA Status:  Hourly  Approved By:  Javier Conroy







Responsible for installing and erecting structural steel members to form skeletal structures in order to form buildings, bridges, stairs, canopies, and other structures, following safety guidelines and procedures.  Welds and cuts steel and interprets blue prints.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Install iron or steel girders, columns, and other construction materials to form buildings, bridges, and other structures.
  • Erect and place structural steel members to form skeletal structure (columns, beams, joist, and girders) such as buildings, stairs, canopies, guard rails, bridges, towers, and fences.
  • Direct operation of cranes to move structural steel and other materials onto and around the construction site.
  • Connect steel columns, beams, and girders with bolts using sleever bars, spud wrench, joist chain or lever hoist while following blueprints and instructions from supervisor
  • Drill holes into steel for bolts.
  • Number steel according to assembly instructions.
  • Load/unload materials, tools, equipment, and supplies, and stack steel -attach cables to steel and then to the crane, forklift, or chain fall hoist.
  • Hoist steel beams, girders, and columns into place in the framework, using cranes or signal hoisting equipment operators to lift and positions structural steel members.
  • Position steel with connecting bars and spud wrenches.
  • Work with driftpins to rivet holes in order to align holes in the structural steel members with the framework holes.
  • Plumb building (vertical and horizontal alignment of members) using digital transit, laser plumb bob or levels.
  • Prep and weld moment connections (full penetration welds) and use torch to cut iron and turn buckles.
  • Bolt or weld aligned structural steel members in position for permanent riveting, bolting, or welding into place, plus makes alterations using oxyacetylene torch and welding equipment.
  • Install stairs, handrails, or curtain walls, including safety post and steel cable for temporary guard rail (fall protection).
  • Make sure all steel members are fitted properly and complete repairs as necessary.
  • Repair older infrastructure and dismantle structures and equipment.



 Equipment Selection:  Successfully determines the kinds of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

 Equipment Operation/Control:  Controls operations of equipment or systems of, including but not limited to, the following: grinders, welding machines, body harness, safety lanyard, beamer, spud wrenches, bull pin, beater, sleeve bar, retractable lifelines.


Physical:  Performs physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs, and moving your whole body, such as climbing, bending, squatting, sitting, standing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling materials.  Uses hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.  Must be able to walk on steel members at various heights at 100% tie off. Position requires heavy lifting often times wearing a full body harness and be physically strong and agile in order to do repetitive work for prolonged periods of time.  Able to work at great heights walking on steel beams and/or steel joist with a full body harness on and between 35-45 lbs. of added weight from tools and bolts.

Machinery/Equipment Handling:  Uses control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).  Inspects equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. Monitors and reviews information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.  Able to use an oxygen/acetylene torch and read a tape measure.

Communication:  Able to verbally communicate in English and/or Spanish. Must be able to read and write in English (and/or Spanish?).  Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates vernally in-person or by telephone.  Able to work in a team and follow instructions given by supervisors and above.


Education, Knowledge, and Experience

Education: Must have high school diploma or GED.

 -Certifications: (which are must/which are preferred?)  Certified Welder, OSA 10 hour trained in Construction industry, Certified Rigger, and Certified Signalman. Equipment certification in all terrain reach forklift and aerial lifts (Boom/Scissor).  Scaffold user trained.

 -Knowledge: Must be knowledgeable on the proper use of personal and fall protective equipment. Experience preferred and required.  Must possess knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures. Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance are a must.  Experience in erecting steel joist, girders, columns, and beams. Safety trained highly necessary. Must possess proper bolting and connecting techniques, along with rigging and proper signal techniques. Basic math skills a must.

Work Environment                

Work performed is mainly outdoors in teams or crews either in remote locations or urban areas.  This position often works on the steel or in an aerial lift (boom/scissors).  This type of work is physically strenuous and often dangerous, often requiring to work at great heights having to rely on one another to use good judgment, as well as to rely on safety equipment and procedures to avoid the risk of injury from falling or from falling objects.  This position is exposed to all weather conditions, included but not limited to, extreme heat, rain, snow, and high winds. Often environment is noisy due to surrounding equipment, tools and machinery.

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