Steel Fixer



OFO No: 651403





Other names for Steel Fixer:

  • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Placer
  • Metal Plate Bender
  • Reinforcing Iron Worker Construction
  • Steel Bender



Youtube clip – Merseta’s – Steel Fixer

For training options in South Africa – scroll down


What is a Steel Fixer?

A Steel Fixer works on construction sites.

These construction sites could be:

  • buildings
  • dams
  • harbours
  • tunnels etc

Steel Fixers position and secure steel bars and steel mesh in concrete to re-inforce the concrete structures. Their job is very important because without the steel, the buildings / structures would fall down.

What does a Steel Fixer do?

  • reads architectural plans
  • sets out work
  • cuts, shapes and bends steel pipes or mesh to measure
  • aligns the steel in exactly the right place
  • makes sure steel is firmly in place by welding or clipping etc
  • meets deadlines so that concrete can be poured on time

Are you . . . ?

  • fit, strong and healthy?
  • interested in working in construction?
  • NOT afraid of heights?
  • a team player?
  • responsible and reliable?
  • a person with good vision?
  • safety conscious?

How do I become a Steel Fixer?


  • Most companies will train their workers themselves to match their own requirements


  • National Certificate: Iron & Steel – N1, N2 and N3


  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
  • Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
  • To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions. 


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Roofer or Building Inspector

Is becoming a Steel Fixer the right career choice for me?