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Steel erector,Steel fabricator,Steel worker (structural engineering)

Job Description: 

Steel erectors fit and erect structural metal framework for buildings and other structures such as metal chimneys.


There are no formal academic entry requirements, though GCSEs/S grades are advantageous. Entry is typically through an apprenticeship or traineeship approved by ConstructionSkills and the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board leading to an NVQ/SVQ in General Construction at Level 3.
Refer The S/NVQ framework for more details


The simplified NS-SEC analytic class for this code is 6
The simplified NS-SEC operational category for this code is 12.3
Refer The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification for more details


  • examines drawings and specifications to assess job requirements;
  • erects ladders, scaffolding or working cage;
  • directs hoisting and positioning of girders and other metal parts and checks alignment;
  • arranges for or undertakes bolting and welding of metal parts;
  • checks alignment of metal parts using spirit level and plumb-rule.
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