1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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7913-15 Structural Steel Erector

Erects and dismantles structural steel frames of buildings or other structures.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • unloads and sorts structural steel and equipment by directing crane operators
  • sets up winches, cranes and rigging equipment to raise and position girders, plates, columns and other steel units
  • erects guard rails, guy wires, ropes and cleats
  • lays planks and hangs safety nets
  • fastens steel units to cables of hoists
  • directs hoist operators to position steel units according to specifications and blueprints
  • works steel units into approximate position while they are supported by hoists
  • cuts and shapes steel units using welding equipment
  • aligns and bolts steel units in place until permanently bolted or welded
  • verifies horizontal and vertical alignment and angles
  • may erect cranes

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