Posted on April 20, 2012

   Applications will be open daily, Monday – Friday 7:00am to 3:00pm, until further notice.

You must still meet the minimum requirements described in Application Information.

The original 4 year degree

Apprentice Ironworkers start at $24.49 per hour

Applicants must apply in person, on the last Tuesday of the month, 9am-12pm.  Select Application Information above for all of the requirements to apply.

Apprenticeship is a valued system and an excellent way to learn skills and develop a career while making a good living wage with benefits.

Ironworkers erect the structural framework for high rise buildings, bridges, power plants and towers. They also place reinforcing steel in concrete forms for roadways, foundations and structures. Welding, ornamental, rigging and machinery moving are also a part of this trade.

Apprentices must be able to perform the rigorous manual labor required by the trade and have a natural ability to work safely at high elevations with a good sense of balance.

***Important Weld Shop Information!***

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday weld shop is practice only –

Weld tests will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays @ 7:00am or
by appointment only

Contact Tim Shaw @ (206)446-8732 to schedule
D1.1 & D1.8 testing

  All inspection, approval, and processing done by
James Owens CWI/CWE



The aluminum fascia on high rise window walls is also erected by ironworkers. The majority of work done by ironworkers is performed outside and at heights. The ability to work comfortably above the ground is a must
Ironworkers often travel to job sites out of town or where no public transportation is available. A valid driver’s license and good, reliable transportation are necessary items. On out of town jobs sites, a daily subsistence allowance is provided.
Union ironworkers and employers sponsor a four year apprenticeship program. Training is conducted in classroom and on the job site. Ironworker apprentices attend a four week, daytime training session each year of their apprenticeship.

Applicants are placed on the eligibility list by the application score they receive. Points are given for education, previous employment, past employers’ recommendations, military service and welding certifications. Apprentices are selected from the established of eligible applicant. Classes useful in preparation for a career in the Union Ironworking industry are:

Drafting and blueprint reading
Construction technology