Richard Construction Inc. (RCI) is currently seeking experienced Industrial Structural Iron Workers.

No Per Diem - Job Completion Bonus if criteria are met. 

Position Summary

Structural Iron Workers will construct iron/steel structures to specifications.

RCI has various levels of Iron Worker positions based on experience and skills ranked as follows:

  • Iron Worker Leadman: NCCER Certified Iron Worker that has demonstrated competency in fabricating, raising, placing, and joining girders, columns, beams, and other structural members to form completed structures or structure frameworks as a working member of an Iron Working crew.
  • Iron Worker I: NCCER Certified. Same as "Iron Worker Leadman" but with 95% ability or greater. Must have 5+ years of experience in industrial iron work.
  • Iron Worker II: Same as "Iron Worker Leadman" but with 90% ability or greater. Must have 3 to 5 years of experience in industrial iron work.
  • Iron Worker III: Same as "iron Worker Leadman" but with 80% ability of greater. Applies to 1st year apprentice or greater in iron working trades. 

Qualification Highlights:

  • Must possess all knowledge skills and abilities for position
  • Must be familiar with structural steel piece marks and steel erection drawings 
  • Must be able to meet all physical requirements
  • Must be able to work at heights in excess of 300 feet in elevation
  • Must have good communication skills
  • Must have all required tools
  • Must be able to regulary and reliably show up at the assigned job site
  • Must meet all safety and security requirements of the assigned job site

Position Responsibilities:

  • Read engineered drawings and specifications to determine the scope of work: locations in space (coordinates), quantities, and sizes of materials required
  • Identify all tools required for tasks
  • Identify safety risks and precautions required to eliminate those risks
  • Fabricate steel or equipment according to engineered drawings or instructions from supervisors
  • Hoist equipment and tools into location via bull rigging or crane
  • Verify vertical and horizontal alignment of structural steel members, using plumb bobs, laser equipment, transits, or levels
  • Connect columns, beams, and girders with bolts, following engineered drawings and instructions from supervisors
  • Bolt aligned structural steel members in position for permanent riveting or bolting
  • Pull, push or pry iron/steel pieces, using metal shears, torches, and welding equipment

Required Qualifications for Iron Workers inclusive of various positions:

  • Leadership Abilities
    • Ability to take lead in erection of steel, fabrication, grid layout, rigging, etc.
    • Ability to perform all job duties of craft trade
  • Drawings
    • Ability to read and understand Issued For Construction (IFC) Drawings
    • Ability to make hang lists, read details off drawings, read all notes on drawings before erection, location and understand Engineering Change Notices (ECNs) or holds on drawings
    • Understand when to stop production work and when a Request For Information (RFI) needs to be initiated and answered in order to re-start productive work
    • Read and understand craft specs and cut sheets, craft spec procedures and recommendations
    • Able to locate piece marks for correct views and know how to pick out different elevations
    • Ability to know the correct installation based on the orientation
    • Knowledge of symbols based on Legends
  • Rigging
    • Knowledge of all types of safe rigging practices (chokers, slings, etc.)
    • Ability to dictate correct knots based on material
  • Connection
    • Know all aspects of connecting
    • Know correct procedures for Bolting
    • Knowledge of Torque or Tensioning methods used for connecting joints
  • Fabrication
    • Ability to read cut sheets
    • Ability to layout for fabrication from drawings
    • Cut material from raw material according to the layout and cut sheets provided
  • Torque vs. Tension
    • Knowledge of Torque values
    • Knowledge of Tension
    • Turn-of-the-nut method
    • Knowledge of different types of indicators
    • Understand how to use a Skidmore
  • Plan Work and Schedule
    • Ability to take drawings, required material, line out helpers, and execute work safely
  • Tools and Knowledge
    • Knowledge of specialty tools (torque wrench, Skidmore, torque guns, mag drills, hogan drills, etc.)
  • Welding and Cutting
    • Basic knowledge of cutting torch, setup, dangers, usage, cleaning, types of tips and when to use different tips
  • Equipment Use
    • Knowledge of JLG's, man baskets, cranes, forklifts, etc.
    • Basic maintenance (inspections)
    • Safe operation practices
  • Signaling of Equipment (ERTS, NCCCO, NCCER)
    • Flagging of cranes, forklifts, manlifts, etc.
  • Knots
    • Tying knots for tag lines, etc.
    • Basic knots for lashing
  • Math Skills
    • Footage, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, etc. to perform craft duties

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Richard Construction Inc. (RCI) former employee from a Reduction of Force (ROF)
  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Certification as an Iron Worker
  • Formal/Technical education

Candidate Possession of Required Tools:

  • Sleeve Bars with Holder
  • Spud Wrenches
    • Adjustable Spud
    •  1-1/4" Spud
    • 1-7/16" Spud
  • Bolt Bag
  • Channel Locks
  • Rigged Out Tool Belt
  • 4 lb. Hammer
  • 6lb. to 8 lb. Hammer
  • 32 oz. Ball Peen Hammer
  • Center Punch
  • Wire Cutters
  • Qty 2 - 12" x 24" Framing Squares
  • Qty 2 - 6" x 12" Squares
  • 12" Crescent Wrench
  • Tri-Square
  • 25' Tape Measure
  • Torpedo Level
  • Bull Pen
  • Safety Toed Boots

Physical Requirements:

  • Employee will be required to adhere to large amounts of standing, walking, bending, squatting, and lifting
  • Will talk and hear in order to communicate effectively
  • Must have good dexterity with hands and fingers to perform the precision adjustments of tools and connection points
  • Able to use arms and hands to signal, grad, hold, turn, and push or pull objects such as materials, controls, and tools
  • Will be required to lift, carry and move objects up to 50 lbs in weight
  • Will work at heights, climb ladders and stairways, and work off platforms and manlifts
  • May occasionally work out on an open structure using the appropriate fall protection requirements
  • Will work at heights up to 300 feet utilizing proper fall protection devices
  • Will use vision abilities to focus, see short distances, see colors, possess depth perception and peripheral vision
  • Must be capable or working outdoors in the elements including but not limited to the heat, cold, rain, snow, and wind
  • Will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to: hard hat, safety glasses/goggles, earplugs/muffs, safety vests, gloves, steel toe/safety toe boots, and masks/respirators

RCI is dedicated in providing a SAFE and Drug Free environment.

RCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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