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Old 02-16-2011, 10:54 PM   #1
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Steelworkers rig and operate all special equipment used to move or hoist structural steel, structural shapes and similar material. They erect and dismantle steel bridges, piers, buildings, storage tanks, etc. They work with steel shapes, plates and built-up sections used in the construction of overseas facilities. They are skilled in arc welding, MIG welding, TIG welding, and gas welding.

Steelworkers (SW's) rig and operate special equipment used to build metal structures. They lay out and fabricate structural steel and sheet metal and work with concrete reinforcing steel bars. They perform welding and cutting operations, read blueprints and use special tools.


The duties performed by SWs include:
  • erecting steel bridges, tanks, buildings, towers and pre engineered structures;
  • fabricating, erecting, installing, fitting, welding and bolting structural steel shapes, plates and the built up sections used in heavy construction;
  • laying out, fabricating and installing sheet metal assemblies and systems;
  • performing welding and metal cutting operations;
  • installing and reinforcing steel in concrete structures.
  • Reading and interpreting blueprints and preparing sketches for projects;
  • making estimates of materials, labor, and equipment requirements.
Working Environment
SWs may work in a variety of conditions, independently or as members of a large team. Their many different duties may be performed in climates ranging from tropical to arctic.

A-School (Job School) Information
Gulfport, MS, 51 calendar days

Security Clearance Requirement: None

Other Requirements
60 month service obligation



Sea/Shore Rotation for This Rating
  • First Sea Tour: 54 months
  • First Shore Tour: 36 months
  • Second Sea Tour: 54 months
  • Second Shore Tour: 36 months
  • Third Sea Tour: 48 months
  • Third Shore Tour: 36 months
  • Fourth Sea Tour: 36 months
  • Forth Shore Tour: 36 months
Note: Sea tours and shore tours for sailors that have completed four sea tours will be 36 months at sea followed by 36 months ashore until retirement.

Note: BU, EA, and SW combine at paygrade E-9 to the rating of Master Chief Constructionman (CUCM).
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