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) |