Profession structural ironwork supervisor
Structural ironwork supervisors monitor ironworking activities. They assign tasks and take quick decisions to resolve problems.
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- Metal thermal conductivity
The property of metals to conduct heat.
- Types of sawing blades
Types of cutting blades used in the sawing process, such as band saw blades, crosscut blades, plytooth blades and others, made from tool steel, carbide, diamond or other materials.
- Rivet types
The various types of rivets used in manufacturing, such as solid head rivets, blind rivets, drive rivets, semi-tubular rivets, oscar rivets, flush rivets, and others.
- Metal joining technologies
The various technologies used for the joining and assembling of fabricated metal workpieces.
- Interpret 2D plans
Interpret and understand plans and drawings in manufacturing processes which include representations in two dimensions.
- Follow health and safety procedures in construction
Apply the relevant health and safety procedures in construction in order to prevent accidents, pollution and other risks.
- Ensure compliance with construction project deadline
Plan, schedule and monitor the building processes in order to ensure completion of the project by the set deadline.
- Process incoming construction supplies
Receive incoming construction supplies, handle the transaction and enter the supplies into any internal administration system.
- Supervise staff
Oversee the selection, training, performance and motivation of staff.
- Evaluate employees work
Evaluate the need for labour for the work ahead. Evaluate the performance of the team of workers and inform superiors. Encourage and support the employees in learning, teach them techniques and check the application to ensure product quality and labour productivity.
- Interpret 3D plans
Interpret and understand plans and drawings in manufacturing processes which include representations in three dimensions.
- Use safety equipment in construction
Use elements of protective clothing such as steel-tipped shoes, and gear such as protective goggles, in order to minimise risk of accidents in construction and to mitigate any injury if an accident does occur.
- Monitor stock level
Evaluate how much stock is used and determine what should be ordered.
- Inspect construction supplies
Check construction supplies for damage, moisture, loss or other problems before using the material.
- Recognise signs of corrosion
Recognise the symptoms of metal showing oxidation reactions with the environment resulting in rusting, copper pitting, stress cracking, and others, and estimate the rate of corrosion.
- Plan shifts of employees
Plans shifts of employees to ensure completion of all customer orders and satisfactory completion of the production plan.
- Manage health and safety standards
Oversee all personnel and processes to comply with health, safety and hygiene standards. Communicate and support alignment of these requirements with the company's health and safety programmes.
- Work in a construction team
Work as part of a team in a construction project. Communicate efficiently, sharing information with team members and reporting to supervisors. Follow instructions and adapt to changes in a flexible manner.
- Spot metal imperfections
Observe and identify various kinds of imperfections in metal workpieces or finished products. Recognise the best fitted manner of fixing the problem, which could be caused by corrosion, rust, fractures, leaks, and other signs of wear.
- Guide cranes
Guide a crane operator in operating the crane. Stay in contact with the operator visually, vocally, or using communication equipment to make sure the crane operation is completed in a safe and efficient manner.
- Guide operation of heavy construction equipment
Guide a colleague in operating a piece of heavy construction equipment. Follow the operation closely and understand when feedback is called for. Use communication techniques like voice, two-way radio, agreed-upon gestures and whistles to signal the appropriate information to the operator.
- Liaise with managers
Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.