An apprentice is a training-level employee who works in the building and construction trades while also attending classes to learn industry skills and safety techniques. Wages for an apprentice increase over the course of this training, which lasts from two to five years depending on the trade. An apprentice who graduates to journey-person is recognized as a well-qualified worker who can command the best wages and benefits.



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.

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• 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 ensure a Drug Free Work Place for everyone
• All Ironworkers are dispatched to jobs

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• 6,000 - 8,000 hours of On-Job-Training
• 4 year program
• 204 hrs/year Related Supplemental Instruction Per Year
• Wages start at 65% of Journeyman Scale
• Pay upgrades every 6 months / 750 hours worked
• Health Care and Benefits Package
• Credit for prior experience
• Drug Free Workplace Program
• Equal Opportunity Employers

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