Position Summary

Structural Ironworkers will construct iron/steel structures to specifications

Qualification Highlights

  • Must have 4+ years of experience as an Ironworker Helper or Structural Ironworker.

  • Must possess all Knowledge Skills and Abilities for positions (see below).

  • Must be able to meet all physical requirements.

  • Must be able to work at heights

  • Must have all required tools.

  • Must have reliable transportation.

Position Responsibilities

  • Read blueprints and specification to determine the scope of work: locations, quantities, and sizes of materials required.

  • Identify all tools required for tasks.

  • Identify safety risks and the precautions required to eliminate those risks.

  • Fabricate equipment according to blueprints or instructions from supervisors.

  • Hoist equipment and tools into a location via bull rigging or crane.

  • 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.

  • Bolt aligned structural-steel members in position for permanent riveting or bolting.

  • Pull, push, or pry iron/steel equipment into approximate positions for bolting into place.

  • Cut, bend, and weld iron/steel pieces, using metal shears, torches, and welding equipment.

Required knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to manage multiple crews.

  • Ability to plan out the workload for multiple crews and multiple processes.

  • Ability to take the lead in the erection of steel, fabrication, grid layout, rigging, etc.

  • Ability to perform all job duties of craft trade.

  • Ability to read and understand IFC drawings.

  • Ability to make hang list, read details off drawings, read all notes on drawings before erection, locate and understand ECN’s and holds on drawings.

  • Understand when to stop production work and when an RFI needs to be initiated.

  • Read and understand craft specs and cut sheets, craft spec procedures, and recommendations

  • Able to locate piece marks for correct views and know how to pick out different elevations

  • Being able to know the correct installation based on the orientation.

  • Knowledge of symbols based on legend

  • Knowledge of all types of safe rigging practices (chokers, slings, etc.)

  • Ability to dictate correct knots based on material

  • Know all aspects of connecting

  • Correct procedures of Bolting

  • Ability to read cut sheets

  • Layout from drawing

  • Cut material from layout and cut sheets

  • Torque vs. Tension, knowledge of Torque and Values

  • Turn of the nut method

  • Different types of indicators

  • Understand how to use a Skidmore

  • Plan work and execute

  • Ability to take drawings required material, line out helpers and executed work

  • Knowledge of specialty tools (torque wrench, Skidmore, torque guns, mag drills, hogan drills)

  • Basic knowledge of welding (machine set up, Mig, stick, gas, etc)

  • Knowledge of cutting torch, set up, dangers, usage, cleaning, types of tips and when to use the different types of tips

  • Knowledge of JLG’s man baskets, cranes

  • Basic maintenance (inspections)

  • Safe operations practices

  • Signaling of equipment (ERTS, NCCCO, NCCER)

  • Flagging of cranes, forklifts, man lifts

  • Tying knots for tag lines, etc

  • Math Skills

  • The footage, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions to perform all craft duties.