Northern Idaho Western Montana TRAINING CENTER
· Eastern Washington
· Northern Idaho
· Western Montana
Mobile Welding Trailer
· Valid Driver's License
· Drug Test (Pre Employment)
· Obligation Fee to the Union
· Pre-employment Drug Test
· Monthly Union Dues
· Hard Work!
· Dispatched to Jobs
· Periods of Unenploment
· Minimum Age - 18 years old
· High School Graduate or GED Equivalent Preferred
· Must be able to perform the rigorous manual labor required by the trade
and have a natural ability to
work safely at high elevations with a good sense of balance
· Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language
· Conditions of employment include: Valid driver's license and
Social Security card, obligation fee to
local union and Union Dues.
· Eligible candidates will be subject to a pre-employment Drug
Screen upon dispatch and participate
in the Drug Free Work Place Program
· All Ironworkers are subject to a Drug Screen by employers to ensue
a Drug Free Work Place for
· All Ironworkers are dispatched to jobs
· Terns of the Training Agreement are 6,000 - 8,000 hours of
On-The-Job training, 1,500 hours
probation, plus 204 hours minimum on non-compensated classroom related
training per year for
four years in Spokane, WA at the Ironworkers Training Center
· Selection of Apprentices is based on qualifications and objective
evaluation, without regard to race,
creed, color, national origin, or sex.
· This program is operated on a completely non-discriminatory basis
· All interested persons are encouraged to apply
Nature of the work
Construction ironworkers build and erect the girders and columns
used in building bridges and other structures. They place and install
reinforcing steel in concrete construction. Ironworkers perform
many of the tasks in placing, raising and joining these all together
in order to form structural framework.
Ironworkers also install steel stairs, hand rails, metal doors
and frames and they do repair work such as replacing metal bridge
parts. They work with all ferrous and nonferrous metals, as well
as pre-cast and pre-stressed concrete structures.
Ironworkers work both indoors and outdoors, but mostly outdoors.
The trade requires top physical strength and the ability to work
at great heights. The work involves much stooping, climbing and
Workers often move to job sites in the Local's jurisdiction
in Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho or Western Montana. In the
Inland Northwest, ironworkers generally plan for seasonal unemployment
in the winter.
Strong construction activity in the Inland Northwest
and the increased use of structural steel and reinforced concrete
in buildings and bridges is expected to keep employment strong in
this trade in this area for the foreseeable future.
Wages start at 65% of Journeyman scale.
1st period 6 months and 750 hours 65%
2nd period 6 months and 750 hours 70%
3rd period 6 months and 750 hours 75%
4th period 6 months and 750 hours 80%
5th period 6 months and 750 hours 90%
6th period 6 months and 750 hours 90%
7th period 6 months and 750 hours 95%
8th period 6 months and 750 hours 95%
Apprentices shall be paid these wage rates as per current negotiated
labor agreement, which may be subject to change. These wages are
in accordance with WAC 296-04-270(2)(c).
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