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hi i was wonder what your average work day looks like as a steel worker?

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Hi Josh,
I was able to find you some information to get an idea of a day for a steel worker.

Here is a list of tasks that Structural Iron and Steel Workers do every day:
Read specifications or blueprints to determine the locations, quantities, or sizes of materials required.
Connect columns, beams, and girders with bolts, following blueprints and instructions from supervisors.
Bolt aligned structural steel members in position for permanent riveting, bolting, or welding into place.
Fasten structural steel members to hoist cables, using chains, cables, or rope.
Hoist steel beams, girders, or columns into place, using cranes or signaling hoisting equipment operators to lift and position structural steel members.

Weekly and monthly tasks include:
Assemble hoisting equipment or rigging, such as cables, pulleys, or hooks, to move heavy equipment or materials.
Fabricate metal parts, such as steel frames, columns, beams, or girders, according to blueprints or instructions from supervisors.
Ride on girders or other structural steel members to position them or use rope to guide them into position.

Work hours can be as follows:
How many hours do Structural Iron and Steel Workers work per week? 40 hours per week
What is the work schedule like? Irregular (Changes with weather conditions, production demands or contract duration)

The work environment can be as follows:
ndoors, Not Environmentally Controlled
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather
Outdoors, Under Cover
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment
Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable
Very Hot or Cold Temperatures
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting
Exposed to Contaminants
Exposed to High Places
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions

Recommend you look up duties and pay to get more details. I'm adding some links below for your research:
https://www.cadetsteel.com/steel-fabrication-careers-a-day-in-the-life-of-a-steel-worker/
https://www.owlguru.com/day-in-life-of-structural-iron-and-steel-workers/
https://www.owlguru.com/career/structural-iron-and-steel-workers/job-description/
https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/typical-day

Hope this is helpful.

Simona recommends the following next steps:

Research articles on line (to include links provided)
Find someone who works in this career
See if this person can be a mentor and you can shadow them to get an idea of the work required
Research the education and training required
Make the choice to follow or change career
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