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Bar Benders and Fixers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Bar Benders and Fixers cut, bend and fix reinforcement steel bars according to drawings and bending schedules.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Trade Specific Competencies

Professional knowledge and skills in bar bending and Fixing

Bar Benders and Fixers must always apply professional knowledge and skills in bar bending and fixing, such as carrying out repair and maintenance for building and civil engineering plants and machinery.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • (i) completion of relevant training courses is preferable; or (ii) holders of Intermediate Trade Test Certificate or Trade Test Certificate for Bar Bender and Fixer are preferable; or (iii) holders of Certificate of completion of an apprenticeship in the trade of Bar Bender and Fixer or equivalent are preferable.

Professional qualification

  • must be registered as Construction Worker and holders of Green Card when working on construction sites (You may visit Construction Industry Council website for registration details).


  • typically gain skills through work experiences

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $10,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $10,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$70,000

Work Environment

  • Bar Benders and Fixers usually work outdoors or at construction sites carrying out bar bending and Fixing tasks, which are physically demanding.


  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Bolt cutters
  • Cold Chisels
  • Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus
  • Hacksaw
  • Hammers
  • Hard hats
  • Hoisting devices
  • Ladders
  • Plumb bobs
  • Power drills
  • Power saws
  • Power shears
  • Protective gloves
  • Safety boots
  • Safety harnesses or belts
  • Scaffolding
  • Screwdrivers
  • Two way radios

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