A Shop Ironworker fabricates the individual steel components, which form the structural steel framework for buildings and bridges. Other areas of metal fabrication includes building metal stairs, handrails and various ornamental metal products using steel, aluminum, copper and brass which are manufactured by the shop ironworker mechanic.
|Starting wage||Apprentice $12-15/Journeyman $21-25|
|Benefits for Apprentices||Vacation, medical, vision, annuity, pension|
|Education prerequisites||Pass basic math test|
|Physical requirements||Must be able to perform physical tasks and|
activities related to trade
|Additional requirements||Employers may require birth certificate|
Valid California Drivers License
Pre employment drug screen
|Written or oral entry exams||Yes written exam|
|Subjects studied by Apprentices||Blueprint Reading|
Contact: Northern California Shop Ironworker J.A.C. 8130 Baldwin St. Oakland, CA 94621 Erik Schmidli Coordinator.
Applications: Contact Program to request an application.
How do new apprentices get their first job? The applicant must seek own employment from participating employers, after meeting the qualifications to enter the apprenticeship program
Additional information: Ironworkers Union website.