Structural Steel Installer



Structural steel installers also known as Ironworkers, fabricate, erect, hoist, install, repair and service structural ironwork, precise 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

Duties:

  • Installing and repairing the metal structures that form the steel skeleton of buildings, bridges an towers
  • Putting steel bars in concrete to reinforce concrete structures
  • Installing structural and architectural concrete components for buildings, bridges, towers and other structures
  • Welding or bolting steel in place
  • Installing ornamental metalwork
  • Signaling crane operators to lift/move steel
  • Installing scaffolding

Essential Skills:

  • Reading Text
  • Oral Communication
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving

Skills:

  • Work safely as a team, following written and oral directions
  • Ability to work with heavy equipment
  • Working from heights
  • Able to perform heavy manual labour for prolonged periods of time
  • Read and interpret documents, work with numbers to perform calculations
  • Problem solving skills to provide solutions to challenges

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Education:

    A high school diploma is required

Education Requirements :

  • Apprenticeship: 6000 hours-5280 hours on the job and 720 hours in school
  • An ironworker is a voluntary trade in Ontario
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Available Programs:

  • OYAP

Program Description:

The program consists of on-the-job and in-school training.  Prior to entering the in-class program, sheet metal worker apprentices typically have worked in the field for approximately one year. Apprentices attend three 8-week levels of 30 hours per week of in-class sessions. In the various levels, apprentices study basic design concepts, drafting and blueprint reading and welding. Seventy per cent of class time is spent in theory and 30 per cent learning practical, hands-on skills in the College`s shops.

Schools

  • ALGONQUIN COLLEGE-SHEET METAL WORKER
  • CONESTOGA COLLEGE-SHEET METAL WORKER
  • FANSHAWE COLLEGE-SHEET METAL WORKER
  • GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE-SHEET METAL WORKER
  • LAMBTON COLLEGE-SHEET METAL WORKER
  • MOHAWK COLLEGE-SHEET METAL WORKER
  • ONTARIO SHEET METAL WORKERS TRAINING CENTRE
  • ST CLAIR COLLEGE-SHEET METAL WORKER
  • SENECA COLLEGE-SHEET METAL WORKER


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Plate Armour -- Sheet metal forming has been highly valued, because times of peace were rare. Metal has long been used to make offensive weapons, but armour was an innovative use for sheet metal for early cavalries.

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Ancient Egyptians are chief innovators of many things - including sheet metal products. They used sheet gold and silver to create exquisite jewelry.

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The Eiffel Tower built in 1889 contains 18,038 large pieces of wrought iron all of which had to be fabricated and held in place with over 2 million rivets.

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Sheet metal is used for automobile bodies, airplane wings, roofs, medical tables (stainless steel provides that shiny surface you’re familiar with), and many other applications.

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Duggan O’Reilly

Structural Steel Installer

To me steel means strength. That’s how I feel when I’m installing girders or beams for a new building.  Nothing is stronger, more powerful than steel.  When you look at all the beautiful buildings we put up today, I feel proud when I think that under all of the window…
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Essentials Skills
Structural Steel Installer


  • Reading Text
  • Oral Communication
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
Financial Expectation

Structural Steel Installer

Education Roadmap

Structural Steel Installer

Career ETA: 3 years

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Reinforcing steel installers find their distinct skills in high demand

2018-05-09
Richard Gilbert November 14, 2007 The occupation known as ironworker in British Columbia is being split into three distinct trades, including reinforcing steel installers. Trades Training The occupation known as ironworker in British Columbia is being split into three distinct trades, including reinforcing steel installers. A pilot program for reinforcing steel installers was offered at Sprott Shaw Community College in 2005. The

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