Iron and Rebar Worker

The Iron and Rebar Worker positions and secures steel bars or mesh in concrete forms in order to reinforce concrete. The Iron and Rebar Worker uses a variety of fasteners, rod-bending machines, blowtorches, and hand tools in order to do his work.

Primary Objectives:

  • >The Iron and Rebar Worker primary objective is to secure steel bars in concrete forms in order to reinforce the concrete.
  • The Iron and Rebar Worker uses a variety of fasteners, rod-bending machines, blowtorches and hand tools to accomplish his/her job.
  • The Iron and Rebar Worker focuses on safety first while doing their work.

The Iron and Rebar Worker cuts and fits wire mesh or fabric, using hooked rods, and positions fabric or mesh in concrete to reinforce concrete. The Iron and Rebar Worker realizes that his work is very vital and could cause the collapse of a project if not done accurately. That is why he uses precise math in order to make the rods come out to the required lengths. The Iron and Rebar Worker cuts rods to required lengths, using metal shears, hacksaws, bar cutters, or acetylene torches but all are measured to the exact length. In some cases the Iron and Rebar Worker may bend the steel rods with hand tools and rod bending machines then weld them with arc-welding equipment.

The Iron Rebar and Worker must determine quantities, sizes, shapes and locations of reinforcing rods from blueprints, sketches, or oral instructions. The Iron and Rebar Worker must be able to read blueprints and understand what they are asking for in order to determine where the reinforcement material is needed and the type of reinforcement material needed. The Iron and Rebar Worker positions and secures steel bars, rods, cables, or mesh in concrete forms, using fasteners, rod-bending machines, blowtorches, and hand tools. Then the Iron and Rebar Worker spaces and fastens together rods in forms according to blueprints, using wire and pliers.

The Iron and Rebar Worker places blocks under rebar to hold the bars off the deck when reinforcing floors. In order for an Iron and Rebar Worker to perform their work they must have a good knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads. The Iron and Rebar Worker must determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. They must also be capable giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

The Iron and Rebar Worker must have good manual dexterity with the ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. The Iron and Rebar Worker must have the ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged. The Iron and Rebar Worker must have the ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull or carry objectives. The Iron and Rebar Worker uses his hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. The Iron and Rebar Worker is capable of performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking stooping, and handling of materials. The Iron and Rebar Worker uses either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).

The Iron and Rebar Worker is sometimes referred to as the Reinforcing Metal Worker, Reinforcing Rod Layer, Rod Buster or Steel Tier Worker. The main tasks are to cut and fit wire mesh or fabric, using hooked rods, and position fabric or mesh in concrete to reinforce concrete. The Iron and Rebar Worker cuts rods to required lengths, using metal shears, hacksaws, bar cutters, or acetylene torches. The Iron and Rebar Worker must bend steel rods with hand tools and rod bending machines, and weld them with arc-welding equipment. The Iron and Rebar Worker determines quantities, sizes, shapes, and locations or reinforcing rods from blueprints, sketches, or oral instructions. The Iron and Rebar Worker must position and secure steel bars, rods, cables, or mesh in concrete forms, using fasteners, rod-bending machines, blowtorches, and hand tools. The Iron and Rod Rebar Worker must space and fasten together rods in forms according to blueprints, using wire and pliers. Then place blocks under rebar to hold the bars off the deck when reinforcing floors. This is basically the steps of work for an Iron and Rebar Worker.

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