Structural IW / Connector

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This crew performs any combination of following duties in the preliminary erection necessary to raise, place, and unite girders, columns, and other structural-steel members (including composite materials) to form completed structures or structure frameworks, on buildings, high-rises, bridges, etc.  As member of this crew, erects hoisting equipment for raising and placing structural-steel members, including but not limited to columns, beams, trusses, girders, etc. Signals operator of hoisting equipment to lift and place steel member. Guides structural members, using tag line (rope) to guide it into position. Pulls, pushes, or pries steel members into approximate position while structural steel is supported manually or by hoisting device. Forces members into final position, using turnbuckles, come-along, chain falls, crowbars, jacks, and hand tools.  Aligns bolt holes in member with corresponding holes in previously placed member by driving drift pins, bull pins, barrel pins, sleever bar or handle of a "spud" wrench through holes. Places temporary bolts to aligned members to keep them in position until they can be permanently, bolted, or welded in place.  May cut and/or weld steel members to make alterations, or field repairs, using oxyacetylene torch or welding equipment. Specializes in erecting or repairing of structures.

Personal hand tools associated with this classification include but are not limited to, spud wrenches, adjustable crescent, sleever bar, bull pin, beater, rule, bolt bag, welding hood, goggles and personal protection equipment.