Position Summary:

The Erector/Installer may raise, place, and unite steel girders, columns, and other structural members to form completed structures and structural frameworks.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Read specifications or blueprints to determine the locations, quantities, or sizes of materials required.
  • Connect columns, beams, and girders with bolts, following blueprints and instructions from Crew Leader & Foreman.
  • Bolt aligned structural steel members in position with bolting, or welding into place.
  • Fasten structural steel members to hoist cables, using chains, cables, or rope.
  • Hoist steel beams, girders, or columns into place using cranes or signaling hoisting equipment operators to lift and position structural steel members.
  • Verify vertical and horizontal alignment of structural steel members using plumb bobs, laser equipment, transits, or levels.
  • Cut, bend, or weld steel pieces, using metal shears, torches, or welding equipment.
  • Erect metal or precast concrete components for structures
  • Force structural steel members into final positions using turnbuckles, crowbars, jacks, or hand tools.
  • Pull, push, or pry structural steel members into approximate positions for bolting into place.
  • Unload and position prefabricated steel units for hoisting, as needed.
  • Bolt rivet holes in structural steel members with corresponding holes in previously placed members.
  • Assemble hoisting equipment or rigging, such as cables, pulleys, or hooks to move heavy equipment or materials.
  • Fabricate metal parts such as steel frames, columns, beams, or girders according to blueprints or instructions from supervisors. Bending trim and bollards.
  • Dismantle structures or equipment.
  • Insert sealing strips, wiring, insulating material, ladders, flanges, gauges, or valves depending on types of structures being assembled.
  • Install single skin wall panels, insulated metal wall panels, standing seam roof with various insulation systems and metal decks.

Preferred Talents:

  • Personal accountability and timeliness
  • Ability to read a tape measure
  • Focus on quality of work and diligent at learning the trade
  • Positive team attitude
  • Strong ability to read and interpret construction drawings
  • Ability to train skilled laborers using positive communication and guidance
  • Ability to identify issues before they become problems
  • Attention to detail with craftsmanship
  • Desire to learn and improve


  • Minimum of 12-24 months experience
  • Valid driver’s license
  • MBI Certification, First Aid & CPR, OSHA 10, Chief Roof Installer Certification

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use multilimbed coordination, stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands or arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 75 pounds.

Working Environment:

  • This position requires the use of protective goggles or face shields where there is danger of flying particles or corrosive materials or there is a risk of eye injuries from punctures, abrasions, contusions, or burns.
  • When electrical or gas welding and or cutting occurs, a NIOSH approved welding helmet, heavy duty welding gloves, long sleeves, and pants will be worn.
  • Appropriate gloves should be worn when moving, loading/unloading or when handling any sharp or abrasive object.
  • Personnel should wear work shoes or boots with slip resistant and puncture resistant shoes.
  • Harnesses must be worn above 6 feet
  • Hard hats will be worn whenever present on a job site.

Ironhide Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer for Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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