Steel Fixers are the structural reinforcement specialists! They fabricate and install steel bars, mesh, and other reinforcements to provide strength and stability to concrete structures. With their precision and knowledge, they ensure the integrity of construction projects.
What does this job involve?
Placing and securing steel bars (rebar) in concrete structures.
Reading and following construction plans
Handling and positioning steel bars accurately
Applying basic leveling procedures to ensure proper alignment and positioning
Bending and cutting
Shaping and cutting rebar to specified lengths and shapes
Adhering to safety protocols for steel fixing work
Ensuring proper placement and alignment of rebar
Performing welding tasks for reinforcing connections
Concrete pour preparation
Setting up rebar cages before concrete pouring
How do I get into this career?
The most common pathway is via a traineeship. It is highly recommended to seek work experience or reach out to businesses seeking apprentices. A steel fixer can also start as a trade assistant or labourer, gaining experience which may count towards a qualification in the future.