Structural Steel Construction Workers

Snapshot

Structural Steel Construction Workers assemble rigging gear to move and position equipment and structural components, erect scaffolding, position and secure steel reinforcing in concrete forms, and erect and dismantle structural steel frames.
 
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Structural Steel Construction Workers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
30,800
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1600
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Above average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Slight growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • erecting lifting tackles by attaching pulleys and blocks to fixed overhead structures, and installing cables and attaching counterweights
  • attaching slinging gear to hoisting equipment and objects to be moved using clamps, hooks, bolts and knots
  • fitting and bolting tubes, support braces and components to form bases and build up scaffolding
  • lifting and positioning sections of scaffolding
  • measuring, cutting, bending and fitting welded wire mesh into concrete areas to be mesh-reinforced
  • fixing mesh and reinforcing steel into position in formwork for concrete pours
  • setting up winches and rigging equipment to raise and position girders, plates, columns and other steel units
  • erecting guard rails, guy wires, ropes and clears, laying planks and hanging safety nets

Job Titles

  • Construction Rigger
  • Scaffolder
  • Steel Fixer
  • Structural Steel Erector

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Construction Pathways
  • Certificate III in Scaffolding

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