These craftspeople possess nerves of steel, and have the vital responsibility of connecting and securing iron and steel components to build supporting structures and help complete buildings. They also help reinforce existing buildings, operate machinery and utilize welding fabrication techniques.

Compensation Information

Work Conditions

Both indoor and outdoor, nearly every facility and building type, varying weather, physically demanding, new and existing construction, working from heights

Skills Needed

Manual dexterity, physical stamina, fast-paced thinking and reacting, hand/eye/foot coordination, comfortable with heights, blueprint reading and detail-oriented

Relevant Classes

  • Basic arithmetic

  • Geometry

  • Drafting

  • Shop classes

Education and Training

  • 4-year apprentice program

  • 6,500 hours of on-the-job training

  • 876 classroom hours

  • 100% paid hours

Are you ready to see what a career as an Ironworker has to offer?