What is an Iron Worker?
Iron workers are skilled workers who erect, assemble or install fabricated structural metal products, usually large metal beams. These beams are used in the
erection of industrial, commercial or large residential buildings. Iron workers also erect the steel framework on bridges, storage tanks and overhead
crane runways that support heavy equipment.
They also erect pre-cast concrete, ornamental iron work such as stairways, catwalks, gratings, grills, screens, siding and metal windows. Iron workers who do rigging work move heavy
machinery, pressure vessels, storage tanks and materials. Most of the work is done outdoors. An iron worker cannot have a fear of heights. They must be keenly aware of
the dangers to themselves and others.
How do I Qualify?
- At least 18 years of age
- In good physical condition
- Possess a high school diploma or GED
- Pass a drug test
- Have a valid Driver’s License, birth certificate & Social Security Card
What are the program specifics?
- Length of program – 4 years (2 years for Journeyman Rodman)
- 1 year probationary period
- A minimum of 144 hours of classroom related instructions each year
- Starting pay – 60% journeyman wage
- Health insurance, pension plan and annuity
Where Do I Apply?Joint Apprentice Training Program Iron Workers Local 70 2441 Crittenden Drive Louisville, KY 40217 (502) 634-3348