Steel Erectors

Steel erectors fit and erect structural metal framework for buildings and other structures such as metal chimneys.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£22,356
£34,166
£48,809

New workers start around £22,356. Normal pay is £34,166 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £48,809.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 5,987 vacancies for this type of job

2.46%

Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Checks alignment of metal parts using spirit level and plumb-rule.

  • Arranges for or undertakes bolting and welding of metal parts.

  • Directs hoisting and positioning of girders and other metal parts and checks alignment.

  • Erects ladders, scaffolding or working cage.

  • Examines drawings and specifications to assess job requirements.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Welding

  • Fabrication

  • Engineering Drawings

  • Structural Steel

  • Construction

  • Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding

  • Machinery

  • Power Tool Operation

  • Technical Drawing

  • Hand Tools

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Detail Oriented

  • Communication

  • Problem Solving

  • Teamwork

  • English Language

  • Management

  • Operations

  • Strong Work Ethic

  • Mathematics

  • Organizational Skills

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.