An ironworker is a tradesman who works in the iron-working industry. Ironworkers assemble the structural framework in accordance with engineered drawings and install the metal support pieces for new buildings. They also repair and renovate old structures using reinforced concrete and steel
- Location: Surrey, BC
- Salary: $32.00 to $34.00HOUR hourly for 40 hours per week
- Terms of employment: Permanent employment
- Day, Evening, Weekend, Early Morning, Morning
- Start date: Starts as soon as possible
- Vacancies: 2 vacancies
Ironworkers fabricate, erect, hoist, install, repair and service structural ironwork, precast concrete, concrete reinforcing materials, curtain walls, ornamental iron and other metals used in the construction of buildings, bridges, highways, dams and other structures and equipment.
Iron workers are sometimes also known as welders, fabricators, assemblers or erectors. Their job involves heating, cutting, bending and installing sometimes very large metal components for structural work. Their productions can include rods, beams and trusses that are used in bridges, skyscrapers and highways.
Your iron worker job description should include a mix of technical and physical qualifications. All who are employed in this field need to have a keen eye for safety as the work commonly involves dangers from extreme heat, heights or weight.
Candidates should be able to bring plans, sketches and verbal instructions to life. Those who work in the field benefit from being able to clearly signal crane and rig operators. All should possess good balance, agility and coordination.
- Synthesize information from a variety of sources, including blueprints, plans and written specifications, in order to select proper materials and the needed amounts for a project.
- Use details from written plans and instructions from supervisors in order to securely bolt metal structures like beams and columns together.
- Transport heavy metal pieces from the ground level to a higher location using tools like cranes or working with other team members to help position pieces correctly.
- Build steel or iron structural pieces and components when working on a project that involves a large structure like a commercial building, a bridge, a highway or other public works project.
- Ensure proper placement, balance and alignment of structural pieces by using levels, laser tools or plumb bobs.
- Transform metal pieces into functional elements that meet the guidelines of the project by cutting materials and using fabrication techniques.
- Access challenging work positions that are either at elevation or otherwise difficult to reach while following the proper OSHA regulations.
Job Skills & Qualifications
- High school diploma or its equivalent
- Completion of an apprenticeship or experience in the field
- Ability to pass all types of screening before employment
- Physical endurance to complete the necessary tasks
- Knowledge of various types of materials and their properties
- Ability to work well in a team environment
Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
1 year to less than 2 years
- Specific Skills
- Inspect or test structures and equipment for deterioration, defects or failure to comply with specifications or regulations; Erect and install scaffolding, falsework and other working platforms; Dismantle metal, pre-cast concrete or laminated timber buildings and other structures; Align, weld or bolt units in place; Unload and position steel units so each piece can be hoisted as needed; Position and secure steel bars or metal mesh in concrete forms to reinforce concrete structures
- Additional Skills
- Read and interpret blueprints, maps, drawings and specifications
- Work Site Environment
- Confined spaces; Outdoors; At heights; Noisy; Hot; Cold/refrigerated
- Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
- Fast-paced environment; Handling heavy loads; Physically demanding; Attention to detail; Bending, crouching, kneeling; Tight deadlines
- Work Location Information
- Various locations
- Personal Suitability
- Team player; Dependability; Reliability
Who can apply to this job?
Only apply to this job if:
- You are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
- You have a valid Canadian work permit.
If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.
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