International Association of Bridge, Structural And Ornamental Ironworkers

Four (4) year apprenticeship NATURE OF THE TRADE:

Ironworkers build the steel skeleton that supports every major structure. We place the rebar that gives strength to concrete roads, bridges, columns, floors and walls. We erect wind towers, dams and communication towers.

We build pre-engineered metal buildings and metal siding. We rig heavy machinery, load and un-load steel and equipment. Ironworkers set the doors, windows and metal façade that polishes the buildings appearance. We install metal stairways, handrails, guardrails, catwalks, and grating. Ironworkers build bridges, office towers, and stadiums. We install metal fencing, and gates. As an Ironworker, you will weld, burn, torch, cut and fabricate various types of metal.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 18 years old,
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Physically fit to preform work of the trade which is primarily

APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING:

As an Ironworker apprentice you will train on Saturdays from November to March. So not to interfere with your work, you will be able to earn while you learn our craft. We will train you in all aspects of our trade, Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety standards, and proper safety of a Journeyman Ironworker. As a part of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Ironworkers you will be able to travel nationwide after completing your apprenticeship.

APPRENTICE WAGES:

Starting wage of a first-year apprentice is 75% of journeyworker wages, plus a benefits package including health, dental, and vision care. Also including, an annuity and a pension plan. An apprentice receives annual pay increases. Pay increases for Foreman, Superintendent’s, and supervision.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications are accepted the first two weeks in June of every year. Pre-apprenticeship employment is offered as a probationary member to those who qualify and apply outside of our apprenticeship timelines.


Local #67
1501 E Aurora
Des Moines, IA 50313
Phone: 515-262-9366
Fax: 515-262-2197

For more info on this apprenticeship program contact:
Joe Durby