Workers assemble and erect steel framework and other metal
components in buildings, on bridges, dams and other steel structures.
They raise, place and join steel girders and columns to form
structural frameworks, including the welding of metal decking.
Ironworkers generally work outside at construction sites.
Work is conducted in all kinds of weather. Ironworkers often
work at great heights erecting the steel frameworks of skyscrapers,
stadiums and bridges. Work can also be confined to cramped
quarters. Substantial physical strength is required to carry
and place the reinforcing steel for concrete structures. Placing
reinforcing steel requires heavy lifting and bending. Workers
may often move to different job sites over a large region.
Between jobs there are often periods of unemployment.
This apprenticeship is a 4-year program. It requires 4,800
hours of on-the-job-training, and 816 hours of classroom instruction
on your own time to qualify for the journey-level examination.
Subjects taught include welding, math, rigging, blueprint reading,
rebar, fabrication, caulking and sealant, and structural steel.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Enrollment Period: Call and ask.
Ironworkers Local 541
8141 Schoon Street
Anchorage, AK 99518-3047
Contact: Apprenticeship Coordinator
(907) 563-4767 (phone)
(907) 563-2855 (fax)
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