What does a Ironmaker do?
Ironworkers install and erect reinforcing iron and structural steel in concrete construction in new buildings, bridges, and roads. They erect equipment, rig, and install fabricated building components. They also weld various metals such as aluminum, sash, brass, bronze, and plastic for fabrication and ornamental purposes. Ironworkers often work in confined spaces and/or at great heights.
Where does an Ironworker work?
- Sports stadiums
- Industrial and commercial buildings
- Large residential buildings
Am I qualified?
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
- Must have a sincere interest in the trade
- Must be able to physically perform the work required
What can I expect while training?
- Program is approximately 4 years
- On-the-job training with an experienced Journeyman
- You must pass a preliminary test
- Some travel may be required