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$1,541 per week


Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers cut, shape, join and repair metal components of iron and steel structures, boilers, pressure vessels and pipes, ships and other vessels.


  • studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine job requirements
  • selecting, cleaning and preparing metal stock
  • cutting marked-out metal sections and shapes using hand tools, flame cutting torches and metal cutting machines
  • shaping and bending metal sections and pipes using hand and machine tools, and by heating and hammering
  • aligning parts to be joined using hand tools and measuring instruments
  • joining metal sections using various welding techniques, bolting and riveting
  • examining welds for width of bead, penetration and precision
  • finishing products by cleaning, polishing, filing and bathing in acidic solutions
  • cleaning and smoothing welds by filing, chiselling and grinding.


  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

To become a Structural Steel and Welding Trades Worker

Skills employers are looking for

  • Welding

  • Boilermaking

  • Mig and Tig Welding

  • Forklift Operation

  • Communication Skills

  • Hand Tools Operation

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