Reinforcing Iron & Rebar Workers


Position and secure steel bars or mesh in concrete forms in order to reinforce concrete. Use a variety of fasteners, rod-bending machines, blowtorches, and hand tools. Includes rod busters.
Also called: Iron Worker, Ironworker, Ironworker Foreman, Rodbuster

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • design
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Business
  • management
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
    Physical Strength
  • lift, push, pull, or carry
  • use your lower back and stomach
    Controlled Movement
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Project management software
  • Application Software SHEAR
  • Applied Systems Associates aSa Rebar
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • OTP ArmaCAD
    Data base user interface and query software
  • RebarWin

Education:

    no high school diploma/GED
    high school diploma/GED
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