Skills Ironworker in the North Region

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

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

    Knowledge

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