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Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers - 47-2171.00

O*NET-SOC 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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Ironworker
  • Rod Buster
  • Iron Worker
  • Steel Tier
  • Field Ironworker
  • Reinforced Ironworker
  • Rodman

SOC Occupation Groups

47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations
47-2000 Construction Trades Workers
47-2170 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
47-2171.00 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Bend steel rods with hand tools or rodbending machines and weld them with arc-welding equipment.
  • Cut and fit wire mesh or fabric, using hooked rods, and position fabric or mesh in concrete to reinforce concrete.
  • Cut rods to required lengths, using metal shears, hacksaws, bar cutters, or acetylene torches.
  • Determine quantities, sizes, shapes, and locations of reinforcing rods from blueprints, sketches, or oral instructions.
  • Place blocks under rebar to hold the bars off the deck when reinforcing floors.
  • 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.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Cut metal components for installation.
  • Install fencing or other barriers.
  • Install metal structural components.
  • Position safety or support equipment.
  • Position structural components.
  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
  • Weld metal components.

Military Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Reinforcing Ironworker Concrete
  • Reinforcing-Metal Worker

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Reinforcing-Metal Worker