Careers in Our Trade

The majority of our members work in ‘field Locals’, focusing not only structural or reinforcing ironwork, but also practising a broad range of specialty skills in addition to their basic structural or reinforcing ironwork training.

Please tell us you’re interested if you have skills (or seek an apprenticeship) in the following basic ironworker trades or sub-specialties:

  • Structural Erection
  • Reinforcing Ironwork (Rod)
  • Biofuel
  • Boiler/Vessel
  • Curtain Walls
  • Decking
  • Deep Foundations
  • Detention Facilities
  • Fence Erection
  • Machinery Moving
  • Metal Buildings
  • Metal Doors
  • Metal or Glass Handrails
  • Metal Panels
  • Metal Stairs
  • Miscellaneous Steel
  • Ornamental
  • Post Tensioning
  • Pre-Cast Concrete
  • Rigging
  • Sheet Metal Siding
  • Solar Power
  • Welding
  • Wind Power

There is solid-to-very high demand for our members in many local areas. In other areas, demand may be somewhat more modest, but we always need to replace retiring members. And many Locals will train you so you can travel elsewhere in the country to work where there is greater demand.

Members receive training and upgrading free of charge, and apprentices do not pay for any formal classroom training courses.

If you want to pursue a career in our trades, please tell us you're interested.

Great Pay!

On any jobsite, field Local Ironworkers will be among the best-paid trades. On any given private industry projects there’s no question that our members are paid much better than their non-union counterparts, in both basic wages and in benefits.