Steel fixers position and secure steel bars or steel mesh to reinforce concrete structures.
Duties & Tasks
Steel fixers may perform the following tasks:read and interpret working plans and steel lists for the job
set out the work from these instructions
make steel bars or mesh the required length by cutting them with bolt cutters, guillotines or power saws
assemble the reinforcing bars or mesh by welding, wiring or clipping into predetermined locations within the concrete
fabricate steel reinforcement such as beams, footing pads or special units
join prefabricated units together for large sections of high rise or civil projects, and position the reinforcement ready for concrete pours.
Steel fixers are mainly employed in the industrial/commercial sectors of the building industry on construction sites. They may also work in pre-cast concrete plants, as well as in areas of pre-stressing, post-stressing and tensioning, using hydraulic jacks and tensioning mechanisms.
able to cope with the physical demands of the job
enjoy practical work
able to work at heights
able to work as part of a team.