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Iron workers are some of the hardest working men and women in the world.  The work is strenuous and most tedious.  Iron workers must be alert at all times performing duties like welding, connecting, rebar installation, decking, siding, rigging, demolition, burning and machinery installation.

There is climbing, bending, twisting and heavy lifting.  Most of the work is outside so the different weather conditions can also be a challenge.

You would normally work with a partner or in a crew so not only do you need to keep yourself safe but you need to watch out for other crew members.  

Our apprenticeship is a four year training program.  There are many classroom hours and many field hours where you work side by side journeyman ironworkers.

There are also journeyman upgrade courses available in any of the categories.   

Training classes for Iron Workers Local 9 apprenticeship training include the following:

  • Welding
  • Rigging
  • Sheeting
  • Structural
  • Safety
  • History
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Reinforcing
  • Post-tensioning
  • Pre-engineered metal buildings
  • Precast Erection
  • Ornamental  and Curtain Wall
  • Instrumentation
  • Math
  • Health
  • OSHA 10 hour certification course
  • OSHA 30 hour certification course
  • OSHA Sub-part R
  • JLG certification course
  • Platform lift certification course
  • CPR certification course
  • First aid certification course
  • Defibrillation certification course
  • Scaffold certification course

The following classes have required field time hours for apprentices as follows:

  • Reinforcing - 750
  • Rigging - 700
  • Structural - 1400
  • Ornamental - 1000
  • Welding - 1200
  • Sheeting - 700
  • Fencing - 250
  • Post tension - 500
  • Pre-engineered - 500