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Ironworkers fabricate, erect, hoist, install, repair and service structural ironwork, precast concrete, concrete reinforcing materials, curtain walls, ornamental iron and other metals used in the construction of buildings, bridges, highways, dams and other structures and equipment. They are employed by construction ironwork contractors.
ironworker, ironworker – metal building systems erector, ironworker apprentice, ornamental ironworker, reinforcing ironworker, structural steel erector.
- Read blueprints and specifications to lay out work
- Unload and position steel units so each piece can be hoisted as needed
- Erect and install scaffolding, hoisting equipment and rigging
- Signal crane operator to position steel units according to blueprints
- Align and weld or bolt steel units in place
- Erect structural and architectural precast concrete components for buildings, bridges, towers and other structures
- Assemble and erect prefabricated metal structures
- Position and secure steel bars or metal mesh in concrete forms to reinforce concrete structures
- Install ornamental and other structural metalwork such as curtain walls, metal stairways, railings and power doors
- Examine structures and equipment for deterioration, defects or non-compliance with specifications
- Dismantle structures and equipment when required.
Outlook & Prospects for Ironworkers in South Coast--Burin Peninsula Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Newfoundland and Labrador.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Avalon Peninsula Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2011-12-16|
|Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2011-12-20|
|South Coast--Burin Peninsula Region||N/A||N/A|
|West Coast--Northern Peninsula--Labrador Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2012-03-07|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- October 2013 | (PDF, 550 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 441 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 441 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 507 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 242 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 441 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 525 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 239 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 478 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 266 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- Talon Energy and Fleetway Facility Services have been awarded a major subsea fabrication contract from the Husky Energy White Rose Extension Project. Talon Energy is hiring welders, electricians, inspectors and administrators.
- Karwood Realty of Paradise has started work on the development of the 240-acre Veterans Memorial Business Park in Spaniard's Bay. Once the power lines are moved, the company will begin the planning stages.
- The provincial government announced $39,500 in funding to strengthen child care services in Newfoundland and Labrador
- As part of the 2013 budget, a new $23M Health Care Facility has opened in Glovertown. The Dr. C. V. Smith Memorial Community Health Centre will replace the older facility that was in Glovertown.
- Nalcor is scheduled to start drilling the underwater transmission line to link Labrador to Newfoundland this week as part of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project. The company expects to have the project completed by 2016.
- Gray Aquaculture was granted an extension to its restructuring plan to November 18. Over the past year, Gray experienced a series of infectious salmon anemia cases, resulting in millions of dollars worth of fish having to be destroyed.
- Rambler Metals and Mining is aggressively looking at options to re-open the Little Deer and Whalesback copper mines in Green Bay. Rambler plans to work on these properties in 2014.
- About 150 workers at Cooke Aquaculture in Harbour Breton have been laid off due to a temporary shutdown of the plant after an outbreak of infectious salmon anemia was discovered
- The provincial government announced $22,000 in funding to the Torngat Joint Fisheries Board in Nain to hold a conference aimed at establishing best practices for Nunatsiavut crab and shrimp harvesters
- The provincial government has awarded a $51M contract to Damen Shipyards to build a new 80-metre vessel for the Fogo Island and Change Islands service. An additional $10M investment was made to upgrade the wharf on Bell Island and Portugal Cove.
- Twelve positions have been eliminated at the Telegram newspaper in St. John's due to restructuring. Two other management positions were eliminated earlier this past summer.
- The construction phase at the Vale nickel processing plant in Long Harbour is now complete. The start-up phase will employ 1,500 people at peak production, and 500 permanent technicians when the plant moves into full production.
- The provincial government and the City of Mount Pearl have contributed $1.8M towards the construction of a new gymnastics facility in Mount Pearl. Construction is expected to start next year and be completed by 2015.
- The provincial government has announced a moratorium on hydraulic fracking in NL until further reviews have been completed and policies developed (available in French only)
- The Labrador-Grenfell Health is recruiting nurses for 15 positions in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Some nurses have left the Labrador-Grenfell Health for more lucrative positions with Muskrat Falls.
- The Cruise Association of Newfoundland and Labrador reports that 20 cruise ships carrying over 61,820 passengers and crew visited NL in 2013. The cruise industry is seeing a demand for multiple ports within the province on a single itinerary.
- The City of St. John's awarded a $3.3M contract to Redwood Construction for the demolition and replacement of the pool house and splash pad in Bannerman Park, St. John's
- The City of St. John's awarded a $5M to Magna Contracting and Management to complete the first phase of renovations to the municipal depot. This phase will include renovations to employee facilities, locker and change rooms.
- The communities of Bay Roberts, Carbonear, Clarenville, Torbay and Portugal Cove-St. Philip¿s will soon receive fibre optic service as part of a $12M expansion project
- The provincial government announced $25,000 in funding to the NL Heart and Stroke Foundation¿s Restart a Heart program. Twenty-five automated external defibrillators will be placed in community and recreational facilities throughout the province.
- The provincial government launched a new law enforcement unit to fight against child exploitation, illegal drugs and organized crime in NL. The name of the unit is called the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit ¿ Newfoundland Labrador (CFSEU-NL).
- Two Target department stores are scheduled to open on November 13th, one on Stavanger Drive in St. John's and one in Corner Brook
- The new $36M, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Metrobus Depot is scheduled to officially open in St. John's on December 4th
- The Four Corners Mining Corporation's project has discovered an area of platinum and palladium on the Burgeo Highway. The company plans to do further detailed soil surveys to determine the extent of the find.
- According to a survey completed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association, 20% of physicians indicated that they plan to leave the province within the next two years, and 8% indicated that they plan to retire in the same timeframe
- Black Spruce Exploration plans to begin exploration drilling in the Garden Hills area of the Port au Port Peninsula in early 2014
- The Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) is optimistic about the expansion planned for 2014 of the Wabush 3 Open Pit Project in Labrador West. There are currently 600-700 hundred employees redirected to this project and potential for an additional 90.
- The provincial government announced over $1M for road upgrades in the area of Trinity North
- The provincial fishing industry received $400M in funding to support Canadian seafood processors to access and be more competitive in European markets. The funding is cost-shared by the provincial and federal governments.
- The provincial government announced $1.6M in funding to Marwood Ltd., a wood treatment facility in Jamestown, Bonavista. The funding will assist the company in becoming more competitive in the marketplace.
- The provincial government announced $9.4M in contracts for the construction of a series of underpasses on the Team Gushue Highway in St. John's
- The provincial government announced $25,000 in funding to promote culinary talents in NL
- The provincial government announced $243,000 in funding for water-related projects in the towns of Hawke¿s Bay, Port au Choix and Port Saunders. This initiative is cost-shared by the provincial government and the towns.
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