CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Position and secure steel bars or mesh in concrete forms in order to reinforce concrete. Use a variety of fasteners, rod-bending machines, blowtorches, and hand tools. Includes rod busters. Position and secure steel bars, rods, cables, or mesh in concrete forms, using fasteners, rod-bending machines, blowtorches, and hand tools.
 
Space and fasten together rods in forms according to blueprints, using wire and pliers.
 
Determine quantities, sizes, shapes, and locations of reinforcing rods from blueprints, sketches, or oral instructions.
 
Place blocks under rebar to hold the bars off the deck when reinforcing floors.
 
Cut rods to required lengths, using metal shears, hacksaws, bar cutters, or acetylene torches.
 
Cut and fit wire mesh or fabric, using hooked rods, and position fabric or mesh in concrete to reinforce concrete.
 
Bend steel rods with hand tools and rodbending machines, and weld them with arc-welding equipment.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Building and Construction Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Gross Body Equilibrium The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Dynamic Strength The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
 
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Speed of Limb Movement The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Application Software SHEAR Project management software
 
Applied Systems Associates aSa Rebar Project management software
 
OTP ArmaCAD Computer aided design CAD software
 
RebarWin Project management software
 
Spreadsheet software Spreadsheet software
 
Word processing software Word processing software
 
Acetylene torches Blow torches
 
Adjustable widemouth pliers Adjustable widemouth pliers
 
Air compressors Air compressors
 
Arc welding equipment Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus
 
Automatic rebar tying tools Bending machines
 
Beam spreaders Below the hook device
 
Bolt cutters Bolt cutters
 
Caulking guns Caulking guns
 
Chokers Fall protection lanyard
 
Crowbars Pry bars
 
Cutoff saws Power saws
 
Electric drills Power drills
 
Grease guns Grease guns
 
Hacksaws Saws
 
Hard hats Hard hats
 
Hickey bars Hickeys
 
Hole saws Hole saws
 
Hydraulic cable cutters Wire or cable cutters
 
Hydraulic crimpers Wire lug crimping tool
 
Jig saws Power saws
 
Metal shears Shears
 
Notebook computers Notebook computers
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Pneumatic hammers Pneumatic hammer
 
Portable hydraulic rod benders Bending machines
 
Protective gloves Protective gloves
 
Rebar benders Hickeys
 
Rebar cutters Bar or rod cutters
 
Rigging equipment Slings
 
Safety harnesses Safety harnesses or belts
 
Scaffolding Scaffolding
 
Shear lines Cutting machines
 
Socket wrenches Sockets
 
Swaging tools Swaging tools
 
Torches Blow torches
 
Tuggers Hoists
 
Utility knives Utility knives
 
Welders Welders
 
Wire twisters Conduit benders
 
Workshop cranes Workshop cranes
 
Wrecking bars Pry bars
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
On-the-Job Training Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
Related Work Experience None
 
Required Level of Education Less than a High School Diploma
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Field Ironworker
Iron Worker
Ironworker
Laborer
Operating Engineer
Post Tensioning Ironworker
Reinforced Ironworker
Reinforcing Metal Worker
Reinforcing Rod Layer
Reinforcing Steel Worker
Rod Buster
Rodman
Steel Rod Buster
Steel Tier
Welder
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
 
 
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