Ironworkers erect the structural framework for high rise building, bridges, power plants and towers, They also place reinforcing steel in concrete forms for roadways, foundations and structures. The aluminum fascia on high rise window walls is also erected by ironworkers. The majority of work done by ironworkers is perform outside and at heights. Ability and ability to work comfortably above the ground are a must.

Ironworkers often travel to job sites out of town or where no public transportation is available. A valid drivers license and good, reliable transportation are necessary items. On out of town jobs sites, a daily subsistence allowance is provided.

Union ironworkers and employers sponsor a four year apprenticeship program. Training is conducted in 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 winter and spring months.
Applications for Apprenticeship are available on Wednesdays between 9am to 1pm.

To qualify for the training Program, an applicant must be:
A. At least 18 years of age at the time of application
B. High school graduate or GED
C. Physically able to perform the work of the trade

Applications must be filled out at the apprenticeship office. Proof or A and B, above, are required at the time of application. Photocopies of a picture ID and high school diploma or GED will satisfy these requirements.

Applicants are placed on the eligibility list by the application score they receive. Points are given for education, previous employment, past employers recommendations, military serve and an in-person interview. Apprentices are selected from the established pool of eligible applicants.