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Duties
Professional Engineer who works for the fabricator or detailer designing the connections between steel members. This includes determining the configuration of connections, size and thickness of plates, number and size of bolts and length and size of welds.

Education
B.Sc. in Civil Engineering with structural specialization plus additional specialized, on-the-job training in connection design.

Duties
Professional Engineer who works for the fabricator determining the welding processes to be used for welding steel. This includes dealing with weld consumables, quality and testing.

Education
B.Sc. in Metallurgical Engineering plus additional specialized training in welding.

Duties
Professional Engineer who works in a consulting engineering office analysing and design steel structures. This includes determining the best way to frame steel structures, size of steel beams and columns and the forces that the connections are to be designed to resist.

Education
B.Sc. in Civil Engineering with structural specialization plus additional specialized, on-the-job training in steel structure analysis and design.

Duties
Professional Engineer who works for the fabricator or erector determining how steel structures will be erected, what equipment will be required and designing bracing and temporary supports required to erect steel structures.

Education
B.Sc. in Civil Engineering with structural specialization plus additional specialized, on-the-job training in erection design.

Duties
Read and interpret architectural and structural drawings

  • Creation of material take off using software or by hand
  • Working with sub trades to determine material, coating, and erection costs
  • Preparation of bid packages for projects

Education
Engineering Technologist, Architectural Drafting

Duties
Read and Interpret architectural, structural, and shop drawings

  • Coordinate site activities with Owners, Architects, General Contractors, Site managers, and Erectors, to facilitate the project.
  • Work with shop manager and estimators to coordinate and allocate shop hours to a project

Education
Engineer, Engineering Technologist

Duties
Utilizing BIM software (i.e. Revitt) to intergrate steel modeling with other trades to assist in the creation of a building plan or site plan.

  • Ensuring that the model fits with the other trades making adjustments with engineering as necessary

Education
Architectural Drafting

Duties
Senior steel Detailer

  • Checking and verification of all dimensions of drawings from detailers

Education
Structural drafting and Detailing and experience in the industry.

Duties
Preparation of detail drawings including welding marks and symbols for shop fabrication use.

  • Preparation of erection drawings

Education
College level detailing course in structural drafting/detailing

Duties
Ability to read and interpret shop drawings

  • Ability to read welding symbols
  • Welding of material to the specifications on the shop drawings

Education
Welding certification

Duties
Ability to read and interpret drawings

  • Fit and assemble structural framework per shop drawings
  • Lay out of material on assembly tables
  • Accuracy checking of material
  • Tack welding of materials or welding of materials depending on shop.
  • Working to specified tolerances per the shop drawings

Education
Welder fitter program – possible pre-requisite of welding ticket prior to Fitter program.

Duties
Ability to read shop drawings and blueprints

  • CNC operation
  • Troubleshoot CNC operation issues
  • Checking parts for accuracy

Education
CNC operations program, and machine specific training.

Duties
Ability to read and interpret blueprints, shop drawings, and erection drawings

  • Ability to read welding symbols
  • Welding of material to the specifications on drawings
  • Working at heights
  • Welding of materials on all axis

Education
Welding Certification, Working at heights training

Duties
Direction of steel installation on site per erection plan

  • Ability to read and interpret site plans, blueprints, and erection schedules
  • Bolting, welding, leveling and securing of materials

Education
Union training available

Duties
Supervision of steel erector, responsible for sequential and logical erection of steel

  • Ability to read and interpret site plans, blueprints, erection schedules

Duties
Ability to read and interpret site plans, erection diagrams, blueprints, and architectural drawings

  • Installation of deck per blueprints
  • Leveling of material on the structure per blueprints

Duties
Inspection of structure

  • Ability to read and interpret shop drawings, site plans, erection schedules
  • Inspection of quality of welding, to ensure it is what is called for on the drawings/contract.
  • Inspection of coatings to ensure it is what is called for on the drawings/contract.
  • Inspection in shop or on site.
  • Inspection of material and mill certificates to ensure proper material is being used.

Duties
A person responsible for determining the procedures and equipment required in a fabrication shop to do the work safely without compromising the workers’ health, training the workers to use the equipment and procedures properly and auditing the implementation of the procedures.

Education
Work experience in a fabrication shop plus training in health and safety procedures.

Duties
A person responsible for determining the procedures and equipment required at a steel erection site to do the work safely without compromising the workers’ health, training the workers to use the equipment and procedures properly and auditing the implementation of the procedures.

Education
Work experience at a steel erection site plus training in health and safety procedures.

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