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Ironworker (field) Apprenticeship

What is an Iron Worker?
Tasks of the Ironworker include steel and cable reinforcing in concrete construction (rebar work), erections of steel skeleton of buildings, window wall and curtain wall exteriors, rigging of heavy machinery and welding in conjunction with all aspects of these job descriptions.

Ironworkers must be able to work at great heights. The work is very strenuous, dangerous, and is often done in adverse weather conditions. Work involves climbing, bending squatting, sitting, standing, and heavy lifting.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and must have the minimum of a high school education. Each applicant should also be able to read, write ansd speak the English language in order to comprehend instruction in related training classes and to insure personal and co-worker safety on the job. At the time of making application, each applicant must present either a high school diploma, high school proficiency certificate, or a certificate showing satisfactory scores in the General Education Development Test (G.E.D.). The recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.

Job Readiness
Applicants must be:

  • physically able to perform the work of the trade.
  • be prepared to work at extreme heights.
  • be able to lift heavy material and equipment.
  • be prepared to purchase required hand tools which will cost:
  • approximately $350.00 to $400.00

As an employee and union member, you will be afforded excellent medical, dental and optical coverage as well as pension and supplemental pension plan benefits.

Apprenticeship is served for a four-year period, which includes a minimum of 480 hours of related classroom instruction and 6,000 hours on-the-job-training.

Application Process
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis

Local program requirements may vary from area to area please contact individual programs for more information.

Southern California
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5555 Fresca Dr. La Palma, California 90623 (714) 228-9744
5155 Mercury Point, Suite A San Diego, California 92111 (858) 505-9414
Central California
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1380 S. Channing Way Fresno, California 93706 (559) 497-1295
Northern California
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3150 Bayshore Road Benicia, California 94510 (707) 746-7666
3524 - 51st Avenue Sacramento, California 95823 (916) 428-7420
2102 Almaden Road, Suite 101 San Jose, California 95125 (408) 265-7643
570 Barnveld Avenue San Francisco, California 94124 (415) 285-3880
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2485 Marco Street Las Vegas, Nevada 89115 (702) 643-7991
950 E. Elwood Street Phoenix, AZ 85040 (602) 276-6055