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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Hiring Erecting Ironworker Hourly Salary Range: $20-$35 DOE and Qualifications - Must have a min of 3 yrs experience erecting structural and misc steel (5 yrs at Foreman level) - Must have valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and additional valid form of ID - Must be willing to travel - Certified Welder preferred (must have current welding certifications w/current Continuity Log) ...
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...
Needed Structural Welders, Pipe Welders and Ironworkers for 4 to 5 weeks at industrial Power Plant. Call Steve Hedrick at (863) 428-1511 ext. 261 or apply online at Southeasternconst.com...
R&R CONSTRUCTION INC. Sulphur, La is hiring NCCER Pipefitters, NCCER Structural Ironworkers, NCCER Riggers, Pipe Welders, Structural Welders, and Helpers for work in the Lake Charles area petro-chemical industry. Project start date and duration is March 23, 2015 – October 5, 2015 for all crafts. Work is scheduled for 7-10s with every other Sunday off. PAY RATES for Journeymen is $27.00 hr. and $95...
Steel Contractor is seeking and estimator with minimum 3 years’ experience estimating structural steel and miscellaneous metals. Familiarity with steel fabrication and steel erection a plus. Must be detail oriented, organized, and able to meet deadlines, and have excellent computer and communications skills. Prefer a candidate with a degree in building construction, construction management, const...
NOTICE OF APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR IRONWORKERS LOCAL #380. The Joint Apprenticeship Committee will accept applications for Ironworkers Apprenticeship on April 4, 11, and 18, 2015 between the hours of 8:00 AM and Noon at the Ironworkers Union Hall, 1602 East Butzow Drive, Urbana, Illinois. Applications will also be accepted on April 6 thru 10 and April 13 thru 17 between the hours of 12 Noon ...
NOTICE OF APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR IRONWORKERS LOCAL #380. The Joint Apprenticeship Committee will accept applications for Ironworkers Apprenticeship on April 4, 11, and 18, 2015 between the hours of 8:00 AM and Noon at the Ironworkers Union Hall, 1602 East Butzow Drive, Urbana, Illinois. Applications will also be accepted on April 6 thru 10 and April 13 thru 17 between the hours of 12 Noon ...
NOTICE OF APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR IRONWORKERS LOCAL #380. The Joint Apprenticeship Committee will accept applications for Ironworkers Apprenticeship on April 4, 11, and 18, 2015 between the hours of 8:00 AM and Noon at the Ironworkers Union Hall, 1602 East Butzow Drive, Urbana, Illinois. Applications will also be accepted on April 6 thru 10 and April 13 thru 17 between the hours of 12 Noon ...
Needed: Ironworkers and Journeymen Linemen with experience. Must have climbing experience aswell as experience in connecting lattice towers. Must have OSHA 10 certification (you can get OSHA 10 online at www.oshaeducationcenter.com). Must have tools, harness lanyards, and cheaters. Job is located in the Lexinton, VA area. PLEASE CALL Jim Greenlee at 505-980-4605 or 505-918-9661 Please visit our w...
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...
HELPER IRONWORKER 3 in Old Ocean, TX - US Job Description Ironworker Helper ZACHRY is currently seeking an experienced Industrial Ironworker Helper for new construction work. Position Summary Ironworker Helpers will assist Journeyman Ironworkers with constructing iron/steel structures to specifications. Qualification Highlights • Must have 3-6 mo.experience as an Ironworker Helper or Labor...
IRONWORKER in Old Ocean, 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 be...
IRONWORKER STRUCT CERTIFIED in Port Arthur, TX - US Job Description ZACHRY is currently seeking an experienced Industrial NCCER Ironworker with CCCO Rigging certification for Capital work at the BASF Plant in Port Arthur, TX. Position Summary Structural Ironworkers will construct iron/steel structures to specifications. Qualification Highlights Must have 4+ years experience as a Ironworker ...
Summary: Project Field Supervision of Crafts, Subcontractors, Field Staff or Home Office Staff and overall Budget Performance as well as management of the overall site. Perform other duties as required. Responsibilities: Oversees the daily construction activities at work site, including scheduling of workers, delivery of equipment and materials, and progress of the project. Works with contracto...
IRONWORKER in Juliette, GA - US Job Description Position Summary: Zachry is currently accepting applications for Industrial Ironworker Journeyman for upcoming . This position will consist of but not limited to setting and hoisting equipment for raising and placing structural steel members including beams, columns, plates and miscellaneous iron. Position Responsibilities: · Detects minor to ma...
IRONWORKER in Deer Park, TX - US Job Description Ironworker ZACHRY is currently seeking an experienced Industrial Ironworker for new construction 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 ...
Colorado Welding Services Midland, TX
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. Those don’t carry their own certification must be able to pas...
Colorado Welding Services Williston, ND
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. Those don’t carry their own certification must be able to pas...
Colorado Welding Services Billings, MT
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. Those don’t carry their own certification must be able to pas...
Colorado Welding Services Bismarck, ND
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. Those don’t carry their own certification must be able to pas...

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