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€18k - €40k
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In Summary - Steeplejack

A Steeplejack or Lightning Conductor engineer fits lightning protection systems and carries out building, repair, maintenance and renovation work at heights. You would work on industrial chimneys, power station cooling towers, church spires, high-rise buildings and bridges

Career Sectors

Steeplejacks typically work in the following Career Sectors:

Property Management & Auctioneering
Construction, Architecture & Property

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The Work - Steeplejack

Steeplejacks renovate, repair and maintain tall structures such as spires, monuments, towers and industrial chimneys. They work at great heights using scaffolding, ladders and ropes. Tasks involve replacing or repairing damaged concrete, brickwork, stonework and roof tiles. The job may also involve replacing damaged glass, installing lightning conductors, putting up steel chimneys, welding metals, sandblasting, carpentry, other masonry skills and painting.  
 
For most jobs, steeplejacks work with a partner for safety reasons.  
 
Steeplejacks must wear protective clothing, including a safety helmet, protective footwear and other items such as ear-protectors and gloves.  
 
Personal Qualities and Skills  
 
As a steeplejack you must be physically fit, with plenty of stamina. The work involves a lot of bending, lifting and stretching. You need a good head for heights. You must follow safety rules and procedures at all times and you must take extreme care when working at great heights. Steeplejacks have to be alert at all times and need to remain focused on the job.

Interests - Steeplejack

This occupation is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:

Realist

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

Administrative

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.

Qualities

As a steeplejack you must be physically fit, with plenty of stamina. The work involves a lot of bending, lifting and stretching. You need a good head for heights. You must follow safety rules and procedures at all times and you must take extreme care when working at great heights. Steeplejacks have to be alert at all times and need to remain focused on the job.

Entry Requirements - Steeplejack

Pay & Salary - Steeplejack

Salary Range (thousands per year)* €18k - €40k

Data Source(s):
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Last Updated: March, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.

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