Structural Iron and Steel Workers
On the Job
Structural Iron and Steel Workers raise, place, and join iron or steel pieces together to create structures. They may build metal storage tanks or prefabricated metal buildings.
This career requires physical strength and good eyesight and time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Assemble temporary equipment or structures.
- Cut metal components for installation.
- Dismantle equipment or temporary structures.
- Fabricate parts or components.
- Install electrical components, equipment, or systems.
- Install gauges or controls.
- Install insulation in equipment or structures.
- Install metal structural components.
- Position safety or support equipment.
- Position structural components.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Exposure to high places.
- Working with a group or team.
- Frequent contact with others.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Frequent decision-making.
- High levels of competition.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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