Structural Steel Erectors, Welders, and Laborers

Southern Machine & Steel Inc.   Fort Myers, FL   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on June 6, 2024

Structural Steel Erectors/Welders & Laborers Needed

Compensation: TBD        Employment Type: Full-Time

Experience in Structural Steel Fabrication and Erection.

Welding experience a plus.  Must have valid FL D/L.

Benefits: Health & Life Insurance. Holiday/Vacation. SEP IRA

Applicants need to apply in person at 3945 Edison Ave,

Ft Myers 7am-3:30pm.  DF/SF Workplace


Southern Machine & Steel, Inc. (a licensed General Contractor in Florida) was started in 1958 as a company and incorporated in 1965. We fabricate and erect structural steel in the Commercial Building Industry; and build, install and repair equipment and metal structures for the Industrial and Mining Industries.

We are looking for a skilled steel worker to join our team. In this role, you will be required to interpret plans, fabricate steel frames and supports and install structural and miscellaneous steel. You will also be required to perform maintenance and repairs to existing steel structures.


To ensure success as a steel worker, you should have a keen eye for detail and be comfortable working at heights. A skilled steel worker should be able to accurately interpret plans and precisely execute the construction and installation of steel structures.

Steel Worker Responsibilities:

  • Reading and interpreting plans.
  • Constructing steel frames, supports, columns, concrete reinforcements, and other steel structures.
  • Transporting steel elements to the construction site and demarcating offloading and working areas.
  • Preparing for installation by measuring, cutting, aligning, and placing steel structures.
  • Positioning steel girders, columns, and supports using cranes and hoisting methods.
  • Verifying the alignment of steel elements with the use of levels, plumb bobs, and laser sights.
  • Installing steel infrastructure by bolting, wiring, and welding elements together according to the design specifications.
  • Ensuring that all health and safety measures are adhered to.
  • Performing maintenance and repairs to existing steel frames and structures, as needed.

Steel Worker Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • A valid driver's license.
  • Good understanding of OSHA health and safety regulations.
  • The ability to read and interpret plans.
  • Excellent knowledge of construction equipment such as laser levels, power tools, welding equipment, and pulley systems.
  • Physically fit and able to work at heights.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in harsh weather conditions.