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Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers

Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers

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Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers Description

Position and secure steel bars or mesh in concrete forms in order to reinforce concrete. Use a variety of fasteners, rod-bending machines, blowtorches, and hand tools. Includes rod busters.

Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers Related Job Titles

Field Ironworker, Iron Worker, Ironworker, Laborer, Operating Engineer, Post Tensioning Ironworker, Reinforced Ironworker, Reinforcing Metal Worker, Reinforcing Rod Layer, Reinforcing Steel Worker, Rod Buster, Rodman, Steel Rod Buster, Steel Tier, Welder,


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Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Place blocks under rebar to hold the bars off the deck when reinforcing floors.
  • Cut and fit wire mesh or fabric, using hooked rods, and position fabric or mesh in concrete to reinforce concrete.
  • Bend steel rods with hand tools or rodbending machines and weld them with arc-welding equipment.
  • Position and secure steel bars, rods, cables, or mesh in concrete forms, using fasteners, rod-bending machines, blowtorches, or hand tools.
  • Space and fasten together rods in forms according to blueprints, using wire and pliers.
  • Determine quantities, sizes, shapes, and locations of reinforcing rods from blueprints, sketches, or oral instructions.
  • Cut rods to required lengths, using metal shears, hacksaws, bar cutters, or acetylene torches.

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