Skills Ironworker near Whitehorse (YT)

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "ironworker" was moved from the group Ironworkers (NOC 7236) to the group Ironworkers (NOC 72105).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as an ironworker in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Ironworkers (NOC 72105).

Tasks

  • Erect and install scaffolding, falsework and other working platforms
  • Perform job-site calculations
  • Signal crane operators to position units according to blueprints
  • Align, weld or bolt units in place
  • Read and interpret blueprints, maps, drawings and specifications
  • Dismantle metal, pre-cast concrete or laminated timber buildings and other structures
  • Inspect or test structures and equipment for deterioration, defects or failure to comply with specifications or regulations
  • Position and secure steel bars or metal mesh in concrete forms to reinforce concrete structures
  • Unload and position steel units so each piece can be hoisted as needed

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

    Skills

  • Analysis Help -
    • Projecting Outcomes
    • Researching and Investigating
    • Planning
    • Examining and Diagnosing
    • Analyzing Information
    • Inspecting and Testing
  • Handling Goods and Materials Help -
    • Sorting
    • Loading and Unloading
  • Building Help -
    • Constructing
    • Installing Building Interior Infrastructure
    • Finishing Building Interior/Exterior
    • Restoring and Repairing

    Knowledge

  • Law and Public Safety Help -
    • Law, Government, and Jurisprudence
    • Public Safety and Security
  • Engineering and Technology Help -
    • Engineering and Applied Technologies
    • Computer and Information Systems
    • Electricity (Electrical and Electronics)
    • Design
    • Building and Construction
    • Mechanics and Machinery
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