Are You Ironworker Material?

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 ext. 19