Best personality for this career
The Builders and The Thinkers
People who are suitable for to be An Iron and Steel Worker like work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They like working with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the careers require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
They also like working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. They like searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Now let’s assume that your personality matches. Should you still consider becoming An Iron and Steel Worker?
Not so fast because you may or may not like what Iron and Steel Workers do at their day to day work.
At a typical day’s work, they Read specifications or blueprints to determine the locations, quantities, or sizes of materials required.
Iron and Steel Workers also Connect columns, beams, and girders with bolts, following blueprints and instructions from supervisors..
Here are some of the things that you can expect to be doing if you decide to become An Iron and Steel Worker.
|1.||Bolt aligned structural steel members in position for permanent riveting, bolting, or welding into place.|
|2.||Fasten structural steel members to hoist cables, using chains, cables, or rope.|
|3.||Hoist steel beams, girders, or columns into place, using cranes or signaling hoisting equipment operators to lift and position structural steel members.|
|4.||Verify vertical and horizontal alignment of structural steel members, using plumb bobs, laser equipment, transits, or levels.|
|5.||Cut, bend, or weld steel pieces, using metal shears, torches, or welding equipment.|
You can read more about what do Iron and Steel Workers do here.
Generally, people who are suited for this job have Dependability and Attention to Detail. Here are their top 5 characteristics.
|2.||Attention to Detail|
Are Iron and Steel Workers introverts or extroverts?
According to our introvert and extrovert rating score, Iron and Steel Workers are ranked #488 out of 974 jobs for introverts and #486 for extroverts.
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