Steel Fixers position and secure steel bars and steel mesh in concrete forms to reinforce concrete structures.

    You can work as a Steel Fixer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A course in steelfixing might be helpful.

    Tasks

    • Measures, cuts, bends and fits welded wire mesh into concrete areas to be mesh-reinforced.
    • Fixes mesh and reinforced steel into position in formwork for concrete pours.
    • Set up winches and rig equipment to raise and position girders, plates, columns and other steel units.

    All Structural Steel Construction Workers

    • $2,100 Weekly Pay
    • Strong Future Growth
    • Average unemployment Unemployment

    Steel Fixers

    • 3,900 workers Employment Size
    • Lower skill Skill level rating
    • 80% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 44 hours Average full-time
    • 34 years Average age
    • 1% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Steel Fixers (in their main job) grew strongly over 5 years:
    from 3,400 in 2011 to 3,900 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Many Steel Fixers work in New South Wales and Queensland.
    • Industries: Most work in the Construction industry.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (80%, higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 34 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 1% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Construction93.2
    Manufacturing3.1
    Administrative and Support Services1.1
    Wholesale Trade0.5
    Other Industries2.1

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateSteel FixersAll Jobs Average
    NSW37.531.6
    VIC19.625.6
    QLD24.620.0
    SA5.87.0
    WA9.110.8
    TAS0.62.0
    NT1.31.0
    ACT1.41.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketSteel FixersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-192.8-5.05.0
    20-2413.2-9.39.3
    25-3434.3-22.922.9
    35-4424.0-22.022.0
    45-5416.6-21.621.6
    55-595.4-9.09.0
    60-642.6-6.06.0
    65 and Over1.0-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationSteel FixersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.2-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree3.2-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma3.1-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV25.0-21.121.1
    Year 1223.3-18.118.1
    Year 1110.4-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below34.7-12.512.5

    You can work as a Steel Fixer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A course in steelfixing might be helpful.

    Membership with Steel Reinforcement Institute of Australia may be useful.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • tilt panel ticket
    • overhead crane tickets
    • construction induction card (white card)
    • high risk work licence
    • forklift licence

    Thinking about study or training?

    Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

    • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
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    Employers look for Structural Steel Construction Workers who are motivated and hardworking.

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    1. Building and Construction

      85% Skill level

      Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

    2. Design

      58% Skill level

      Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    3. Administration and Management

      56% Skill level

      Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

    4. Engineering and Technology

      52% Skill level

      The use engineering science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

    5. Mathematics

      52% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

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    1. Outdoors, Exposed to Weather

      92% Important

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    2. Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel

      92% Important

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    3. Responsible for Others' Health and Safety

      91% Important

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    4. Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment

      90% Important

      How often do you wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?

    5. Contact With Others

      89% Important

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