Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
On the Job
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers put steel bars or mesh into concrete, which reinforces the concrete. They use a variety of tools, including blow torches and hand tools.
This career requires physical strength and time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Cut metal components for installation.
- Install fencing or other barriers.
- Install metal structural components.
- Position safety or support equipment.
- Position structural components.
- Weld metal components.
- Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Frequent contact with others.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working in very hot or cold temperatures.
- Exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.
- Working with a group or team.
- High levels of competition.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
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