Ironworker Jobs

Ironworker Job Overview

Ironworkers are tradesmen who are typically employed to construct the structural steel framework of buildings and other architectural structures such as bridges. Depending upon the employer’s needs, ironworkers may repair existing structures, tear down old buildings or construct new infrastructure. Welders are also often employed to work on similar jobs, as they use specialized tools that join metal together.

Ironworking is typically divided into three main categories: reinforcing, ornamental and structural. Structural ironworkers are responsible for using cranes to lift steel beams, columns and girders that comprise the main framework of a structure. Reinforcing ironworkers use rebar, a steel bar, or a mesh of steel wires that is placed in a mold and filled with concrete. The concrete then has a rebar core and forms a solid structure. Ornamental ironworkers primarily are employed to install the finishing apparatuses to a building, such as windows, catwalks, stairways and doors. Often, ironworkers will collaborate with construction laborers and helpers, who assist with carpentry, masonry and plumbing.

Ironworker Job Education Requirements

To become an ironworker, candidates typically must have a high school diploma and must participate in an apprenticeship program with the Iron Workers Union. Though a college degree is not usually required, apprenticeships often take several years and are a combination of field training and classroom study. Ironworker training includes math, a course in how to read blueprints and classes that introduce extensive safety protocols.

Ironworker Job Market

In metropolitan areas, ironworkers often can find employment opportunities working on large commercial and industrial buildings. The employment of ironworkers is projected to grow 22 percent by 2022. Workers who are certified in welding, rigging and crane signaling will find additional job opportunities, and candidates who have prior military experience are often viewed favorably by employers.

Ironworker Job Salary Information

Ironworkers typically work full-time, but weather conditions can limit the hours of work during wet, icy or extremely windy conditions. In May of 2012, the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the median pay for an ironworker was $46,140 annually. The lowest 10 percent of workers made about $27,000 and the top 10 percent made over $83,000.

Apprentices are usually paid about half of what a journeyman ironworker makes. However, they receive pay increases as they learn new skills and are able to work more independently. Many ironworkers belong to unions, the largest of which is the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers.

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319 Ironworker jobs found on Monster.

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Company Confidential Baltimore, MD, 21217
Job Purpose: Completes structural components by placing and attaching steel members. Duties: * Prepares work by studying architectural prints; laying out requirements; gathering materials and tools. * Positions and Attaches steel members by aligning members; verifying vertical and horizontal placement; bolting, welding, or riveting member. * Maintains safe work environment by following proced...
Mississippi Ironworks - Metal Fabrication and Ironwork position. now hiring Metal Fabrication position. Duties include fabricating iron doors, iron fencing, and iron railing. Salary $40,000 to $60,000 yearly...
IRONWORKER High Structural Erectors LLC is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the role of Ironworker in our Field Operations/ Erection group. The successful candidate must be able to perform various connecting, bolting, torqueing, arc welding and other operations to erect varying types and sizes of structural members, buildings, bridges and various rehab operations to lay roof deck and floor on...
We are currently seeking experienced Ironworkers for the following Florida locations: Panama City Beach Must have 1 to 5 years experience Job Purpose: Completes structural components by placing and attaching steel members. Duties: * Prepares work by studying architectural prints; laying out requirements; gathering materials and tools. * Positions steel members by fastening members to hoist ...
MRP LLC of South Plainfield, NJ seeks layout/fitters and welders to join our team. APPLICANTS MUST: - READ WRITE AND SPEAK FLUENT ENGLISH. - Be able to read shop drawings - Interpret welding symbols - Have a prior knowledge and applied skills in structural steel fabrication - Be able to stand for long periods of time - Be willing and able to follow all safety rules and regulations - Be in ...
Purpose: Performs any combination of the following general labor tasks, and may assist journeymen in various crafts such as ironwork, electrical, welding, painting, pipefitting, material handling. Work Schedule: Must have open availability any time any day of the week. Normal work period is Monday-Thursday dayshift while at Manufacturing Facility. Length of employment may be limited to job assign...
Austin Industries Canonsburg, PA
Overview: Company: Austin Canadian Field Services Job Title: Ironworker - Journeyman Terms of Employment: Permanent, Full Time Wage Range: $43.00 - $45.00 per hour, 40 hours per week Benefits: Employment package includes benefits, Health and Wellness, RRSP contribution, Pension, and training fund Work Location: Fort McMurray, Alberta Responsibilities: Duties and Responsibilities Sets up h...
Trillium Decatur, IN
Ironworker Decatur, Indiana - Posted on January 22, 2015 Published By Shawn Vaughn Create an account today Are you interested in this job or others like it? Creating an account with Trillium Staffing will allow you to not only apply for this position but others as well. Trillium Construction Services is currently seeking a Journeyman Ironworker in the Decatur, IN area! Job Description Tril...
Skilled ironworkers/welders wanted for bar joist and deck buildings. These positions are exclusively for those who have a minimum of three (3) years of experience in constructing this type of building. Qualified candidates will have the tools, attitude, physical fitness, reliable transportation, and certifications required for the work. OJT is not an option- we are only interested in hiring skille...
Skilled ironworkers/welders wanted for bar joist and deck buildings. These positions are exclusively for those who have a minimum of three (3) years of experience in constructing this type of building. Qualified candidates will have the tools, attitude, physical fitness, reliable transportation, and certifications required for the work. OJT is not an option- we are only interested in hiring skille...
Purpose : Installs, erects, reinforce, repairs, and dismantles structural metalwork for various construction activities as well as directing and training ironworker helpers to do the same. Level Classification: Multi-level designations indicate levels of proficiency, experience, training, education, certification, tenure and resulting compensation Work Schedule: Varies by location. Must have ope...
IRONWORKER III STR in Baton Rouge, LA - US Job Description TBD Apply Now...
Zachary Holdings, Inc. Freeport, TX, 77541
IRONWORKER in Freeport, TX - US Job Description ZACHRY is currently seeking an experienced Industrial Iron-workers. Position Summary Structural Iron-workers will construct iron/steel structures to specifications. Qualification Highlights Must have 4+ years experience as a Iron-worker Helper or Structural Iron-worker. Must posses all Knowledge Skills and Abilities for positions (see below)....
Gleeson Constructors & Engineers LLC Houston, TX
Job Description: Gleeson Constructors & Engineers, L.L.C. is a nationally recognized design-build construction firm specializing in the food processing industry. We are currently in need of experienced construction help to fill the following positions in Tolleson, AZ GENERAL CONSTRUCTION LABORERS CONCRETE WORKERS –finishers, labor, forming CARPENTERS-formwork, framing, IRONWORKERS-precast ere...
Trillium Columbus, OH
Ironworker Columbus, Ohio - Posted on January 16, 2015 Published By Lori Henzen Create an account today Are you interested in this job or others like it? Creating an account with Trillium Staffing will allow you to not only apply for this position but others as well. We are now seeking Ironworkers in the Columbus, OH area! Job Description Trillium Construction, a leader in the staffing ind...
Performance Staffing Solutions, Inc. Houston, TX
Job Description: Ironworker/Structural Steel Responsible for laying out and fabricating structural steel and sheet metal in order to build metal structures. Welds and cuts steel, interprets blueprints, and works with concrete reinforcing steel bars. Primary responsibilities Build and install iron or steel girders, columns, and other construction materials to form buildings, bridges, and other ...
FOREMAN IRONWORKER STRUCTURAL in Hahnville, LA - US Job Description TBD Apply Now...
IRONWORKER 9 in Corpus Christi, TX - US Job Description ZACHRY is currently seeking an experienced Industrial Ironworker for work. Position Summary: Structural Ironworkers will construct iron/steel structures to specifications. They will work on construction of a Heat Recovery Exchange Generator (HRSG), Gas and steam turbine structures, and other miscellaneous structures involved with the cons...
Purpose : Installs, erects, reinforce, repairs, and dismantles structural metalwork for various construction activities as well as directing and training ironworker helpers to do the same. Level Classification: Multi-level designations indicate levels of proficiency, experience, training, education, certification, tenure and resulting compensation Work Schedule: Varies by location. Must have ope...
IRONWORKER in La Porte, TX - US Job Description ZACHRY is currently seeking an experienced Industrial Iron-workers. Position Summary Structural Iron-workers will construct iron/steel structures to specifications. Qualification Highlights Must have 4+ years experience as a Iron-worker Helper or Structural Iron-worker. Must posses all Knowledge Skills and Abilities for positions (see below)....

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Ironworker

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$26,840.00 - $83,200.00
Typical Salary for Ironworker
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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
38.1%
High School
23.8%
Vocational
23.8%
Bachelor's
9.5%
Certification
4.8%
(21 Respondents)
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