Structural Iron and Steel Workers :

Raise, place, and unite iron or steel girders, columns, and other structural members to form completed structures or structural frameworks. May erect metal storage tanks and assemble prefabricated metal buildings.


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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $54,500.00
Average Time to Fill 39 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 2,331
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 13.46 %

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Skills Profile


Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Professionalism
Following Directions
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Carve objects from steel, precious metal, or other related materials
Set-up specialized rigging
Position structural components
Position safety or support equipment
Weld metal structures
Position machines, equipment, or structures
Sand metal or plastic objects
File metal or plastic objects
Grind metal objects
Weld metal parts and components
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Cut metal or plastic material
Install gauges or controls
Install electrical components, equipment, or systems
Preheat metal before welding, brazing, or soldering
Position workpiece prior to welding
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured metal or plastic products by hand
Dismantle equipment or temporary structures
Process metals using power or hand tools

Performing General Physical Activities

Install sheet metal assemblies in supportive framework
Assemble temporary equipment or structures
Install prefabricated building components
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Install structures such as fences, markers, or guard rails
Review construction specifications
Install construction support structures such as lathing, back up frames, or metal studs
Repair structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Install insulating materials
Repair sheet metal products
Perform structural repair or assembly work
Erect scaffold on work site
Move heavy objects in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments
Polish metal or plastic objects
Load or unload materials used in construction or extraction


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Occupational Safety And Health Administration Certification
Industrial Engineering Industry Expertise
Supervisory Skills



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