Luca Moreira 21


Steel Installer (Reinforcing Rod Worker)


I’ve only been doing this job for six months but I’m starting to think it would be a good career for me and the company seems to be happy with me so far. My cousin got me in with the company as a helper and I was really thinking I was only going to do it until I put enough cash together to get a car. But now I’m thinking the work suits me perfectly.  I like working outside on these big buildings and the pay is better than I’m going to find anywhere else. I’m not pretending it isn’t heavy work and you’re on your feet or squatting all day, but I’m in good shape and I like the feeling at the end of the day when I’ve really worked hard. So the heaviest part of this job is moving the reinforcing steel around and that’s exactly what I do most of the time.  We call it rebar, by the way.  They also let me do some of the simpler things like putting in the spacers but the next thing will be to learn to tie the rebar after it’s placed and I can already see that isn’t going to be easy.  We use pliers to tie the bars together with steel wire and I can’t believe how fast these guys can go. Right now I’m working on the concrete floors but every bit of structural concrete in the building is reinforced with steel and every different kind of concrete needs special skill and experience. It amazes me how the foreman can look at the placing diagrams and get every bar in exactly the right place.  If he doesn’t though, that concrete is going to fail.
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Luca Moreira

Steel Installer (Reinforcing Rod Worker)

I’ve only been doing this job for six months but I’m starting to think it would be a good career for me and the company seems to be happy with me so far. My cousin got me in with the company as a helper and I was really thinking I…
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Steel Installer (Reinforcing Rod Worker)
Essentials Skills


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

Steel Installer (Reinforcing Rod Worker)

Education Roadmap

Steel Installer (Reinforcing Rod Worker)

Career ETA: 3 years

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