If you possess the following qualities and are looking for a career that will maximize your potential, you just might have what it takes to become an ironworker.
Do you like to be able to see the work you've done at the end of the day?
Do you take pride in providing quality work that meets demanding standards?
Do you like to work as part of a team?
Do you like to work outdoors?
Are you willing to do physically demanding work that requires you to use your mind too?
Would you like to earn a respectable wage while going to school to learn new skills and perhaps even a college degree?
Are you interested in a career rather than "just a job?"
Do you enjoy new challenges?
Constant standing and walking indoors and outdoors, at times on uneven terrain
Frequent lifting, carrying tools, equipment and/or metal stock up to 50 pounds
Occasional climbing stairs, ladders and/or scaffolding
Constant bending and/or twisting at waist, knees and/or neck while performing job functions
Constant kneeling and/or crouching while performing duties at or near ground level
Frequent working in awkward positions and cramped spaces
Constant use of both hands and arms in reaching, handing or grasping, with frequent overhead reaching required while using tools and equipment necessary in job performance
Constant use of vision in performing duties and in maintaining a safe work environment
Sight requirements include hand/eye/foot coordination & visual acuity in near- and mid-range
Constant use of speech and hearing abilities in communication with coworkers & supervisors
Constant mental alertness and attention to detail to maintain a safe work environment
Must be able to plan and organize work for completion of assignments in a timely manner
Must possess good mechanical aptitude and spatial reasoning abilities in order to develop procedures and determine best method to accomplish desired results
Must possess good mathematical skills including fractions, decimals, algebra and trigonometry in order to do calculations in fabrication work
Must be able to read and understand technical information and standards, manuals, Material Safety Data Sheets, work orders, blueprints and diagrams
Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English
Interested in becoming an Iron Worker? Take the first step by calling our Apprenticeship Office at: (407) 859-0321