Ironworker - Structural and Ornamental
Introduction
Ironworkers - structural/ornamental install and reinforce structural/ornamental steel components, precast structural concrete members and glued laminated timber products (glulam) in commercial, industrial, institutional and large residential structures.
Essential Skills Requirements:
 
Safety-related Activities
Reading
Ability to understand short instructions and warnings written on signs, labels and packaging. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to understand short written comments on forms such as job-hazard assessments. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to read instructions about work permits and tagout procedures. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to understand written instructions for the use of insulating materials such as Styrofoam, fireproofing materials, straw and fibreglass. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to understand written instructions for the use, maintenance and storage of personal protective equipment. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to understand written instructions in safety bulletins and Material Safety Data Sheets. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to read and interpret safety rules and regulations. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Document Use
Ability to identify icons used in WHMIS, fire control and other hazard management systems. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to interpret warning and directional signs. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to locate information such as dimensions and the positions of parts using basic scale and assembly drawings. (Complexity: 1)
Writing
Ability to write text entries in forms to describe events leading up to incidents or accidents. (Complexity: 2)
Thinking
Ability to evaluate the safety of equipment and the severity of workplace hazards. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to evaluate work projects by considering factors such as efficiencies, timelines, costs and the quality of work performed. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
 
Structural and Ornamental Ironwork
Reading
Ability to understand short written comments on technical drawings. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to understand and interpret written codes and regulations that govern the trade, such as those issued by the Canadian Welding Bureau. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Document Use
Ability to use legends and symbols found on technical drawings. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to interpret moderately complex flow, process and logic charts. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to locate information such as dimensions and construction procedures using moderately complex scale and assembly drawings. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to locate information such as dimensions and construction procedures using complex scale and assembly drawings. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Thinking
Ability to choose tools and work procedures for common tasks. (Complexity: 1)
 
General Administrative Duties
Reading
Ability to read bulletins and memos to learn about policy changes, administrative details and production concerns. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to understand written instructions for the set-up, operation and maintenance of equipment such as jackhammers and powder-actuated tools. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to understand written instructions about the use of rigging, hoisting and lifting equipment. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Document Use
Ability to enter data such as readings and quantities into forms such as tally sheets and logbooks. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to locate data such as identification numbers and quantities in simple lists and tables. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to enter and locate data such as dates, times, equipment readings and quantities in a variety of forms. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to locate data such as classifications, times, temperatures and quantities in moderately complex tables. (Complexity: 2)
Writing
Ability to write reminders and short notes to co-workers. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to write short text entries in forms such as work orders, application forms and supply requests. (Complexity: 1)
Thinking
Ability to deal with minor equipment breakdowns and malfunctions. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to evaluate the condition and performance of tools and equipment. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to evaluate the severity of equipment faults by considering factors such as readings, noise levels, pressures, temperatures, vibrations and odours. (Complexity: 2)
Oral Communication - Listening
Ability to understand short spoken statements such as simple instructions or a question. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to understand moderately complex spoken statements such as instructions involving multiple steps. (Complexity: 2)
Oral Communication - Speaking
Ability to ask simple questions and explain simple thoughts, instructions and opinions using appropriate language. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to explain moderately complex thoughts, instructions and opinions using appropriate tone and language. (Complexity: 2)
 
Use of Mathematics
Whole Numbers
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers. (Complexity: 2)
Fractions
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions. (Complexity: 2)
Decimals
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals. (Complexity: 2)
Percents and Mixed Operations
Ability to use percent to locate numbers; add, subtract, multiply and divide signed numbers; complete mixed operations with whole numbers, fractions, percents and decimals. (Complexity: 2)
Data Analysis
Ability to calculate and use totals, sub-totals and basic summary measures like averages and rates; perform proportional calculations. (Complexity: 2)
Geometry - Basic Skills
Ability to analyze and draw lines and line segments; use coordinates to locate points in a plane; calculate angles; use concepts such as parallelism to solve problems. (Complexity: 2)
Geometry - Plane Figures
Ability to calculate perimeters, areas and circumferences; analyze angles and distances in triangles, rectangles and circles; analyze complex shapes into constituent plane figures. (Complexity: 2)
Geometry - Solids
Ability to calculate volumes of rectangular solids, cylinders and prisms; analyze complex volumes into constituent regular solids. (Complexity: 2)
Geometry - Advanced Tasks
Ability to analyze angles and distances in plane figures; calculate areas of other polygons; use theorem to solve problems; calculate areas and volumes of objects such as spheres, pyramids and cones. (Complexity: 2)
Measurement
Ability to measure things such as distances, weights, volumes, temperatures and angles; use and convert between Metric and Imperial measurement units. (Complexity: 2)
Algebra
Ability to construct and solve equations with one to three different variables and use common formulas. (Complexity: 2)
Trigonometry
Ability to use trigonometry to identify and calculate the unknown lengths and angles of triangles. (Complexity: 2)