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The Work

Workers assemble and erect steel framework and other metal components in buildings, on bridges, dams and other steel structures. They raise, place and join steel girders and columns to form structural frameworks, including the welding of metal decking.

Working Conditions

Ironworkers generally work outside at construction sites. Work is conducted in all kinds of weather. Ironworkers often work at great heights erecting the steel frameworks of skyscrapers, stadiums and bridges. Work can also be confined to cramped quarters. Substantial physical strength is required to carry and place the reinforcing steel for concrete structures. Placing reinforcing steel requires heavy lifting and bending. Workers may often move to different job sites over a large region. Between jobs there are often periods of unemployment.

The Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship is a 4-year program. It requires 4,800 hours of on-the-job-training, and 816 hours of classroom instruction on your own time to qualify for the journey-level examination. Subjects taught include welding, math, rigging, blueprint reading, rebar, fabrication, caulking and sealant, and structural steel. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Enrollment Period: Call and ask.

To Apply

Ironworkers Local 541
8141 Schoon Street
Anchorage, AK 99518-3047
Contact: Apprenticeship Coordinator
(907) 563-4767 (phone)
(907) 563-2855 (fax)

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* The information presented on these pages may not contain every apprenticeship opportunity available in Alaska.  If you currently sponsor an apprenticeship program that meets U.S. Dept. of Labor standards and would like your information posted here please contact the AJCN web coordinator.

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