Union ironworkers and employers sponsor a four year apprenticeship
program. Training is conducted in the classroom and on the job site.
Ironworker apprentices attend a four week, daytime training session each
year of their apprenticeship. Classes are normally held during the
AGE - Eighteen years of age and provide
EDUCATION - High school graduate or GED equivalent
Additional information to be
submitted at time of application:
1. A picture ID with current address
and proof of age.
2. School transcripts
3. Veterans may supply copy of
Supporting documentation of minimum qualifications
(high school transcripts, GED certificate and test scores) may be
submitted after application is received and can be updated at any time.
References, proof of age, veteran’s DD214 can
be submitted at anytime.
Applications will not be processed for ranking
until minimum qualifications are met.
Applications may be updated at anytime, year
Providing requested documentation will help
increase scores. Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications
will be scored and ranked and placed on the list of eligible applicants.
Apprentices will be selected in ranked order from the list of eligible
applicants. Applicants may provide additional documentation year
round in an attempt to increase the ran
Applicants are placed numerically on the
eligibility list by the application score they receive. Points are
given for education, previous employment, past employers’
recommendations, and for military service. Classes useful in
preparation for a career in the Union Ironworking industry are:
2. Drafting and blueprint reading
3. Construction technology
Nature of the work
Ironworkers erect the steel structure of
bridges, buildings and other projects. Steel beams are hoisted
up and set into place, forming the framework of the project.
Ironworkers also cut and weld and install steel structures of
The work is done outdoors and
frequently at great height. Noise and vibration are common.
Hazards include injury from falls. Ironworkers must be
prepared to travel. Applicants 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.
Ironworkers often travel to
job sites out of town or where no public transportation is
available. A valid driver’s license and good, reliable
transportation are necessary items. On out of town job sites,
a daily subsistence allowance is provided.
PROCESSES AND APPROXIMATE HOURS
work process to be learned and the approximate hours required for
3. Post Tension
200 hours of related training shall be required each year.
Effective July 1, 2010 the average wage for those
journeymen employed by the participating employers in the occupation is
$33.62. First year apprentices start at 65% of the journeyman wage.
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