Summary of the position:
SUMMARY OF THE POSITION: Responsible to lay out, prepare and assemble structural steel and miscellaneous components, to fabricate structural components for buildings, and other load-carrying structures.
- Develop and/or mark patterns (jigs) if required;
- Use of metal-working equipment, cutting torches, drill or punch holes, roll, bend or press steel into the desire shapes;
- Assemble and fit metal sections and plates together as per the blue prints to form complete units or sub-units;
- Fasten components together (by tack Weld) in preparation for a welder to complete the process.
- To work as a Structural Steel and Plate Fitter you must be a registered apprentice or hold a valid trade certificate with Journeyman status.
- Ensure the Health & Safety of yourself and all workers at all times
- Carry out your work in an acceptable safe manner as not to create a hazard to your health and safety of your fellow co-workers, plant superintendant, or management.
Requirements and conditions:
- The work is physically demanding to be successful as a structural steel fitter you need
- Strength and stamina
- Ability to lift up to 25 kg
- Manual dexterity
- Structural steel and plate fitters work in the shop.
- Work a 40-hour week with some overtime required to meet construction or fabrication deadlines.
- There is always some risk of injury involved in working with overhead crane steel movement, moving parts with machinery and power tools.