Steel fixers position and secure the steel bars and mesh that are used to strengthen and reinforce concrete structures on construction sites. They may work on industrial or commercial developments, multi-story housing, or civil engineering projects and usually work closely with engineering designers, steel erectors, and construction workers. To be a successful steel fixer, you should be able to read and interpret engineering plans and work according to those plans. Ultimately, a top-notch steel fixer should be physically fit and comfortable working outdoors in all weather types and at various heights.
Steel Fixer scopes & Responsibilities:
- Reading and interpreting building and engineering plans and drawings.
- Setting out work areas and determining the required materials.
- Using hand and power tools to cut and bend steel bars and mesh.
- Laying out steel bars, mesh, rods, and framework.
- Hoisting steel bars, mesh, and reinforcements into place.
- Fitting spacers and supports.
- Joining steel reinforcement bars (rebar), footings, and girders by welding or with clips or wires.
- Fixing steel bars and mesh to solid concrete bases.
- Using rebar to build casts that will keep setting concrete in place
- Preparing concrete, mixing sand, cement, and water and pouring the concrete into the prepared casts.