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Top 50 Structural Steel Fitter Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Structural Steel Fitter. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Structural Steel Fitter resumes they appeared on. For example, 14.8% of Structural Steel Fitter resumes contained Blueprint Specifications as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Structural Steel Fitter actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Structural Steel Fitter:

1. Blueprint Specifications

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Here's how Blueprint Specifications is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Cut and prepare structures for the welders per blueprint specifications
  • Fit structural steel to blueprint specifications.

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2. Track Torch

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Here's how Track Torch is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Operate a track torch to trim and square up plate.
  • Burn with a torch, and track torch.

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3. Layout Specifications

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4. I-Beams

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Here's how I-Beams is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Fit up and weld I-beams and columns to the dimensions specified on the blueprint with strict tolerance.
  • Lay out, measuring tape, read drawing, cut with a torch, tack and fitup of i-beams.

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5. Overhead Cranes

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Here's how Overhead Cranes is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Used overhead cranes for installing beams and worked in structural Fab shop fabricating and straitened beams fabricated from plate.
  • Lifted and moved materials and finished products, using overhead cranes.
  • Performed maintenance on overhead cranes, portable welding machines.
  • Use rigging equipment and overhead cranes.
  • Experienced in using overhead cranes.
  • Operated front end loader, sidewinder lift, overhead cranes, semi tractor trailor and more.
  • Used overhead cranes, air and power tools.

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6. Safety Procedures

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Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Led, instructed fitter crews in safety procedures, quality workmanship in the fabrication of world class offshore oil production platforms.
  • Worked in confined spaces complying with all safety procedures.
  • Supervised multi-million dollar production facility to include scheduling of production work, shipping/receiving, safety procedures, and product quality.

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7. Structural Steel Components

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8. Hand Tools

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Force structural steel members into final positions, using turnbuckles, crowbars, jacks, or hand tools.
  • Lay out position of parts on metal according to blueprints or templates using scribe and hand tools.
  • Followed blueprints and layout specifications, and used jigs, welding torches, and hand tools.
  • Design and construct templates and fixtures, using hand tools.
  • Constructed and fabricated parts, utilizing hand tools and specifications.
  • Used hand tools such as measuring tape, grinders.
  • Use of torches, grinders, and basic hand tools.
  • Used hand tools and equipment to build Offshore Oil Rigs and their components, including Refinery Modules.
  • use everyday hand tools to assist welders such as burning and cutting fitting aids and welding them down
  • Required to use hand tools, cutting torches, plasma cutters, and power tools.
  • Shape metal workpieces with hammers or other small hand tools.
  • Use hand tools to cut material and bandsaws.

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9. Structural Fitter

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Here's how Structural Fitter is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Worked in a ship yard as a Structural fitter, use of torch, Come Along, and Chain Falls.
  • Worked as a Vessel and Structural Fitter fabricating cold boxes.
  • Worked as a Structural Fitter on Noble Energy Project.
  • Preformed duties as structural fitter.
  • Worked as a structural fitter.
  • Worked as a Structural Fitter on the following projects: ExxonMobil Project
  • Worked as a Structural Fitter Leadermen on the following projects: Shell Oil and Gas Skids BP Atlantis LLOG Nexen Noble Energy

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10. Pipe Supports

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Here's how Pipe Supports is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Fit pipe supports to the heater structure
  • Build skids, decks, pipe supports and offshore boxes.
  • Cleaned and organized materials Built decks, booms, pipe supports, and cranes.
  • installed and fabricated pipe supports and bull rig pipes.
  • Fit up oilfield drilling equipment.Such as columns,platforms,racking boards,ladders,handrails, and pipe supports.
  • Fit up oilfield related equipment,such as pipe supports,cold and hot shoes,pipe clamps.

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11. Drift Pins

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Here's how Drift Pins is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Aligned and fit parts according to specifications using jacks, turnbuckles, wedges, drift pins, pry bars and hammers.
  • Drive drift pins through rivet holes to align rivet holes in structural steel members with corresponding holes in previously placed members.
  • Project: DNY, Tanker Job Description Aligns parts using jack tumbuckles, wedges drift pins, prybars and hammer.

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12. Complete Units

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Here's how Complete Units is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Aligned walls to the beams and tack welded parts utilizing to form complete units.
  • Positioned, aligned, and welded parts to form complete units/sub-units.
  • Position, align, fit, and weld parts to form complete units or subunits.

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13. Drill Press

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Here's how Drill Press is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Tack Welder/Burner/Drill Press/Machinist - My duties entailed cutting old steel and replacing it with new steel.

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14. MIG

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Here's how MIG is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Operate overhead cranes, forklifts, bobcats, iron worker, mag drill, mig machine, and band saw.
  • Shop certified mig / stick welder.
  • Erected Tank Barges, Hopper Barges, etc Align Seams and Butts with Torch and Welding Machine (SMAW/MIG)
  • Helped maintenance fix some overhead crane problems .Skills UsedExperience at reading prints , fitting and mig fluxcore welding .

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15. Rig

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Here's how Rig is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Build elevations, splice legs, cut right size legs, make bevels on the hard cans and put it together.
  • Operated the Forklift to move piping and sheet metal and assisted the Rigging Department in tying cable to large metal platforms.
  • Assemble hoisting equipment or rigging, such as cables, pulleys, or hooks, to move heavy equipment or materials.
  • Measure, align, rig and install components and necessary structures according to drawings, diagrams and Blueprints.
  • Know how to use rigging equipment and able to communicate with crane operators using radio and hand signals.
  • Moved up to derricks after I mastered working the rig floor.
  • Read Structural DWG's on building platforms for offshore drilling rigs.
  • Certified in forklift, crane, and rigging.
  • Worked on Oil Rig Construction and Repair.
  • Repair and re-fit oil rig platforms.
  • Refurbished older rigs with new technologies.
  • Experience with basic rigging procedures.
  • Worked constructing and repairing oil rigs with the use of acetylene torches, power tools, and various forms of welding.
  • Performed rigging duties during steel erection, pre-cast concrete erection, demolition, and machinery placement.
  • Assist rig manager in planning for work load, schedule and timeline expectations.
  • Bull rigging with come alongs and chain falls while loading racks.
  • Weld and fabricate steel oil rigs Night Shift Foreman for 5 months
  • Fit up oilfield drilling equipment ,offshore and inland rigs.
  • Checked all fabrication dimention right.

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16. Assembly Drawings

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17. Stairs

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Here's how Stairs is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Field Measured and built Stairs and handrail.
  • Job duties consist of bending, fabricate,layout and install hand rails.Make jig for ladder and stairs.

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18. Flux Core

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Here's how Flux Core is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Cut with acetylene torch and weld with flux cored wire and stick rod
  • Certified to operate forklift Flux core / Dual Shield horizontal, full penetration fillet certification.
  • Read blueprints, weld( aluminum, stainless, mild steel), tig, stick, flux core.

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19. Hand Torch

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Here's how Hand Torch is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Straightened warped and bent parts, using sledge, hand torches and presses.
  • Cut material using band saw, hand torch and track torch.
  • Preheated work pieces to render them malleable using hand torch.
  • Cut and coped large beams with hand torch.
  • Hand torching when necessary using propane or acetylene.
  • Cut I beam, angel line, C channel and steel plate using hand torch.
  • Cut w/hand torch, plasma torch.
  • Straightened warped or bent parts, using sledge, hand torch,straightening press and bulldozer.
  • Preheat workpieces to make them malleable, using hand torches or furnaces.
  • Use many fabrication hand tools (hand torch, transit, etc.

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20. Rough Spots

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21. Reference Points

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22. Hand Files

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23. Tack-Weld

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Here's how Tack-Weld is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Job duties were to assemble and tack-weld parts as per blue print specifications.
  • Tack-welded parts, verified conformance of workpieces to specifications, using squares, rulers, and measuring tape.

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24. Portable Grinders

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Here's how Portable Grinders is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Removed high spots and cut bevels, using hand files, portable grinders and cutting torches.

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25. New Construction

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Here's how New Construction is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Worked new construction on the LHD7 program, fabricating shell and bow units.
  • Create drawings for new construction and retro fits.
  • Repair and New Construction on Naval Ships.
  • Worked on new construction and repair work.
  • Job Duties: New construction of permanent drilling rig legs for deep water drilling Reason for leaving: Reduction in work force

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26. Materials Requirements

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Here's how Materials Requirements is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.

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27. Task Sequences

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Here's how Task Sequences is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Study engineering drawings and blueprints to determine materials requirements and task sequences.

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28. Stainless Steel

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Here's how Stainless Steel is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • List of materials included carbon steel from 1/8" to 5" thick, some stainless steel, and aluminum.
  • Weld separately or in combination, using aluminum, stainless steel, cast iron, and other alloys.

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29. Flame Cutters

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30. Smaw

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31. Stock Thickness

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32. Component Specifications

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Here's how Component Specifications is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Locate and mark workpiecebending and cutting lines, allowing for stock thickness, machine and welding shrinkage, and othercomponent specifications.

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33. FAB

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Here's how FAB is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Skilled in interpretation of structural and ornamental steel drawings and fabricated to specifications.
  • Screw conveyors, Bucket elevators, Belt conveyors fabrication, repair, installation for the Copper Mining Industry.
  • Instructed welders and fitters in tasks pertaining to fabrication and final placement of structural and pipe supports.
  • Prefabricate material including beams, angle iron, flat bars, Structure pipes for decks.
  • Perform duties involving all stages of fabricating mud pump rigs for the oil field.
  • Measure cut and fabricate handrails, grading, and tower stands for conveyor tracks.
  • Fabricate pipe, prep weld, cut pipe and fittings to proper cut lengths.
  • Prefabricate material including beams, angle iron, channel iron and structure pipe.
  • Track torch, and plasma cutters are used to fabricate.
  • Worked as structure fitter setting supports and prefabbing structured supports.
  • Prefabricate material including tubing, structure pipe & angle iron.
  • Operated a 50 ton overhead crane in fabrication shop.
  • Find prep fabricate and install sheet metal, I Beams, Channel Iron, Angle Iron, Deck Plate, Penetrations.
  • Fabricate and assemble structure steel such as beams, braces, pipes and plates for offshore drilling jackets and decks.
  • Analyzed all required blueprints, drawings, work orders and sketches to correctly fabricate and install products and parts.
  • Read Drawings, Fit and Fabricated Structural Steel Welded, Use Cutting Torch and Track Torches
  • Fabricate many different types of structures as a 1st class fitter.
  • Tack plates to material Skills Used Tacking, cutting with torch fabricating material according to blue prints
  • United States Employment Type: Not Specified Fabricate oil-related equipment off shop-blue print.
  • Repair drydock,fabricate various items for repair of barges and rig.

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Here's how Fcaw is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Certified in unlimited thickness 3g fcaw 1 inch thick bevel plate through the company.

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35. ISO

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Here's how ISO is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Helped develop production schedules with supervisor.
  • Maintained a safe and clean work environment and enforced safety regulations according to ISO and OSHA guidelines and standards.
  • Maintain liaison with other departments such as purchasing and engineering to support and streamline construction schedule.
  • Connect columns, beams, and girders with bolts, following blueprints and instructions from supervisors.
  • Assembled steel framing in fab shop for metal buildings according to ISO prints.
  • Comply with safety meetings and toolbox meetings, read prints, isometrics.
  • Inform Supervisor item is ready for inspection prior to welding.
  • Read and understand isometric blueprints.
  • Worked as a back-up supervisor at Hardings facility
  • Walked down P&ID's for isolation points & piping Trained new employees according to Standard operating procedures.
  • Performed layouts: Transferring information from Isometrics prints and blueprints to cut plates..
  • utilized both iso and hard measurements to ensure all pipe was properly positioned within racks and adjacent heaters and vessels.
  • Work from ISO drawings Cut and fabricate pipe supports Fit for welder, layout and install Weld Connect Iron beams

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36. Hand Rails

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Here's how Hand Rails is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Build skids, platforms, Hand rails and catwalks.
  • hand rails, grating changing valves and all types of construction.
  • Fabricated pipe supports Steele beam platforms Catwalks Stair stringers Hand rails angle and pipe

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37. Structural Steel Members

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Here's how Structural Steel Members is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Bolt aligned structural steel members in position for permanent riveting, bolting, or welding into place.
  • Pull, push, or pry structural steel members into approximate positions for bolting into place.
  • Fasten structural steel members to hoist cables, using chains, cables, or rope.
  • Verify vertical and horizontal alignment of structural steel members, using plumb bobs, laser equipment, transits, or levels.

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38. Gmaw

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Here's how Gmaw is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Obtain GMAW ABS 'B' Class Weld Certification for aluminum applications.

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39. Job Tasks

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Here's how Job Tasks is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Use various hand tools and machinery to perform job tasks.
  • Identify hazzards and dangers associated with job tasks Communicate and implement a plan and practices, to illuminate safety hazzards.

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40. Structural Forms

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Here's how Structural Forms is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Lay out and fit metal components to assemble structural forms such as bases and skids for bottom feeder off blue prints.

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41. CNC

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Here's how CNC is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Fit Columns/ Beam Columns, assembly line Operate CNC Machine Leadman Take inventory/ nesting materials Forklift operator Overhead Crane

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42. Machine Shop

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Here's how Machine Shop is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Set up and performed maintenance on fab and machine shop machines.

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43. Heat-Treat

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44. Offshore Oil

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45. Safety Meetings

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46. Shop Drawings

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Here's how Shop Drawings is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Read and interpreted blueprints for fabrication of steel pieces.Fabricated steel pieces from shop drawings.Kept work area clean and neat.

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47. Steel Frames

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Here's how Steel Frames is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Fabricate metal parts, such as steel frames, according to blueprints.

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48. QC

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49. Tape Measure

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Here's how Tape Measure is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Can read tape measures, use hand and power tools, rigging skills, forklift operating exsperience and safety training.
  • torch,levels,squares,tape measure,etc.

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50. Small Structures

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Here's how Small Structures is used in Structural Steel Fitter jobs:
  • Read Structural DWG's on building structures for offshore drilling platforms * Fit large and small structures together.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Structural Steel Fitter

Blueprint Specifications

18.8%

Track Torch

11.6%

Layout Specifications

10.0%

I-Beams

8.3%

Overhead Cranes

6.1%

Safety Procedures

6.1%

Structural Steel Components

5.6%

Hand Tools

5.0%

Structural Fitter

4.5%

Pipe Supports

2.9%

Drift Pins

2.7%

Complete Units

2.7%

Drill Press

2.4%

MIG

2.3%

Rig

2.1%

Assembly Drawings

2.0%

Stairs

1.7%

Flux Core

1.7%

Hand Torch

1.7%

Rough Spots

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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Structural Steel Fitter

Rank Skill
1 Blueprint Specifications 14.8%
2 Track Torch 9.1%
3 Layout Specifications 7.9%
4 I-Beams 6.5%
5 Overhead Cranes 4.8%
6 Safety Procedures 4.8%
7 Structural Steel Components 4.4%
8 Hand Tools 3.9%
9 Structural Fitter 3.5%
10 Pipe Supports 2.3%
11 Drift Pins 2.1%
12 Complete Units 2.1%
13 Drill Press 1.9%
14 MIG 1.8%
15 Rig 1.7%
16 Assembly Drawings 1.5%
17 Stairs 1.4%
18 Flux Core 1.4%
19 Hand Torch 1.4%
20 Rough Spots 1.3%
21 Reference Points 1.3%
22 Hand Files 1.3%
23 Tack-Weld 1.3%
24 Portable Grinders 1.2%
25 New Construction 1.1%
26 Materials Requirements 1.0%
27 Task Sequences 1.0%
28 Stainless Steel 1.0%
29 Flame Cutters 0.9%
30 Smaw 0.8%
31 Stock Thickness 0.8%
32 Component Specifications 0.8%
33 FAB 0.7%
34 Fcaw 0.7%
35 ISO 0.7%
36 Hand Rails 0.7%
37 Structural Steel Members 0.6%
38 Gmaw 0.5%
39 Job Tasks 0.5%
40 Structural Forms 0.5%
41 CNC 0.5%
42 Machine Shop 0.5%
43 Heat-Treat 0.5%
44 Offshore Oil 0.4%
45 Safety Meetings 0.4%
46 Shop Drawings 0.4%
47 Steel Frames 0.4%
48 QC 0.4%
49 Tape Measure 0.4%
50 Small Structures 0.4%
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