Structural Iron and Steel Workers, Fitter, Iron Worker, Ironworker, Steel Fabricator, Steel Worker, Structural Steel Erector, Tower Hand
Ironworkers install iron or steel beams, girders, and columns to form buildings, bridges, and other structures.
- Isang pakiramdam ng tagumpay kapag natapos mo ang isang proyekto
- Autonomy: Maaari kang magtrabaho hangga't gusto mo.
- Karaniwang magsisimula ka sa 6:30am-3:30pm: Nakakagawa ng iba pang proyekto sa hapon.
- Magtrabaho gamit ang iyong mga kamay !: "Kapag ikaw ay mekanikal na hilig, ang mga trade ay mahusay para doon."
- Travel: If you are an international ironworker, you could do a job in another country if you want to. When you are young before you have a family and want to travel, you can work in different states and even different countries.
Ironworkers are “industrial athletes”, one of the most physical and mental jobs in the skilled trades industry.
- Unloads, erects, and connects fabricated iron beams to form the project skeleton.
- Works primarily on industrial, commercial and large residential buildings.
- Builds towers, bridges, stadiums, and prefabricated metal buildings
- Erects and installs pre-cast beams, columns and panels.
- Fabricates and places steel bars (rebar) in concrete forms to reinforce structures.
- Places rebar on appropriate supports and tie them together with tie wire.
- Installs post-tensioning tendons (cables) to place in concrete forms along reinforcing steel.
- Stresses the tendons using hydraulic jacks and pumps after the concrete is poured and hardened
- Installs metal windows into buildings a building's masonry or wooden openings.
- Erects curtain wall and window wall systems that cover the steel or reinforced concrete structure of a building.
- Installs and erects metal stairways, catwalks, gratings, doors, railings, fencing, elevator fronts and building entrances.
Rigging and Machinery Moving
- Loads, unloads, moves and sets machinery, structural steel and curtain walls.
- Operates power hoists, cranes, derricks, forklifts and aerial lifts.
- Has knowledge of fiber line, wire rope, hoisting equipment and proper hand signals.
Welding and Burning
Welding and burning equipment are considered tools of the trade and performed by structural, reinforcing, ornamental and rigging ironworkers to secure their work to the structure. Ironworkers can be tested to be designated a certified welder.
- Manu- manong kagalingan ng kamay : mahusay sa iyong mga kamay.
- Koordinasyon ng mata ng kamay
- Kritikal na pag-iisip at paglutas ng problema : makakatagpo ng mga hindi inaasahang problema at kakailanganin mong malaman ang mga ito sa isang napapanahong paraan.
- Pansin sa detalye
- Lakas at tibay ng katawan
- Unafraid of heights
- Foundation, structure and building exterior contractor
- Heavy and civil engineering contractor
- Union negotiates competitive rates: For example) In Forest Park, IL, $40.82 per hour as journeyman which is the position after you are an apprentice.
- Buong benepisyong medikal (medikal, dental, pangitain)
- Access sa mas magagandang trabaho at mga kamangha-manghang pagkakataon
- Dangerous: Have higher-than-average risk of injury and illness. Workers may experience cuts from sharp metal edges and equipment, as well as muscle strains and other injuries from moving and guiding structural steel.
- Welding: Getting welding certification is the toughest part of being an ironworker. Takes a lot of practice.
- Downtime: When there isn’t work, you might be laid off and wait for another job. Don’t expect this to be a career where you are working the whole year. Your hourly rate is higher than most and your work is more physically demanding so you don’t need to work every day of the year to make a good living.
- Those who are certified in welding and rigging should have the best job opportunities.
- Those with prior military service are also viewed favorably during initial hiring.
- Pagbuo at pag-aayos ng mga bagay ! : nagtatrabaho gamit ang iyong mga kamay.
- Ang pagiging nasa labas sa kalikasan.
- Anything mechanical : Paggawa sa mga kotse
Welders are an important part of the industry as they use different welding processes to join two pieces of metal together. That way, they are able to create bridges, structures, small appliances, and more.
Welding doesn’t have to be a male-orientated occupation as there are many women welders that are doing a much better job than men. The welding industry currently employs about 1% of females in its welding force. But it has been able to add more than 1,200 workers in the past three years, which is a lot as opposed to the years prior.
Predictions say that by the year 2024, more than 400,000 experienced welders will retire, leaving the door for women welders wide open.
Becoming a welder is a lucrative job opportunity because it doesn’t only offer you a steady job and a chance to travel all over the world, it also sets you up for life with a very lucrative salary. Reports indicate that a median salary for an Industrial Pipeline Welder starts at $36,000 a year, while a Certified Welding Inspector can earn up to $70,000 on a yearly basis.
Women welders usually feel a great sense of accomplishment for succeeding in a primarily male-orientated field and being a role model for women and young girls that are attracted to trades.
- Maaaring kailanganin ang isang diploma sa high school/GED, ngunit walang mga pormal na kinakailangan sa edukasyon
- Ironworkers learn their trade as supervised apprentices over a period of up to 3 or 4 years (~144 hours of technical education plus 2,000 of paid OJT)
- A sample curriculum includes courses in:
- OSHA 10, 30, and Sub part R
- First Aid / CPR / AED
- ForkLift Training
- Scaffold Erector Dismantler
- Trained Fire Watch
- Ironworkers International Qualified Rigger / Crane Signaler
- Architectural Ornamental
- Blueprint Reading
- C.O.M.E.T. - Construction Organizing Membership Education Training
- Foreman Training
- Layout Instrumentation
- Reinforcing Concrete
- Rigging and Cranes
- Structural Steel Erection
- Ang mga apprenticeship ay isang pinarangalan na paraan ng pag-aaral sa pamamagitan ng paggawa. Karamihan ay itinataguyod ng mga asosasyon ng unyon at kontratista (tingnan ang aming Mga Inirerekomendang Mapagkukunan > Mga Website para sa mga detalye)
- Technical instruction covers proper tool and equipment usage, installation techniques, safety, first aid, blueprint reading, and general construction
- Kinakailangan din ang pagsasanay sa kaligtasan ng Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- Kasama sa mga opsyonal na programa sa sertipikasyon ang:
- American Welding Society welding certifications
- National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators - Rigger Level I and II
- National Center for Construction Education and Research - Rigger & Signal Person Certification
- International Code Council - Structural Welding Special Inspector; Structural Steel and Bolting Special Inspector
Ang mga unyon at mga kontratista ay nagtataguyod ng mga programa sa pag-aprentis. Ang mga pangunahing kwalipikasyon para makapasok sa isang apprenticeship program ay ang mga sumusunod:
- Pinakamababang edad na 18
- Lisensya sa pagmamaneho
- High school diploma o katumbas (GED o kumuha ng aptitude test)
- Pisikal na kayang gawin ang trabaho
- Ipasa ang pagsusuri sa pag-abuso sa sangkap
Mag-click dito para sa isang listahan ng mga programa.
- Take courses in high school such as shop, welding, and math
- Start an exercise routine to build strength, stamina, and balance so you can work safely
- Working with iron, sometimes at elevated heights in outdoor conditions, can be very dangerous! Get in the habit of practicing outstanding safety at all times
- Alamin kung paano gumamit at magsuot ng wastong personal protective equipment
- Kunin ang iyong lisensya sa pagmamaneho upang makapunta ka sa mga lugar ng trabaho sa oras
- Learn as much as you can on your own about Ironwork. Study books, articles, and video tutorials related to the glass installation
- Magboluntaryo para sa mga proyekto upang makakuha ng praktikal na karanasan
- Magpa-certify sa isang espesyal na lugar para palakasin ang iyong mga kredensyal
- Take pre-apprenticeship classes (gladiator classes) and contractors will come down and watch the people work and start drawing them from that group (like “tryouts”). Doing well in pre-apprenticeship classes almost guarantees you into the apprenticeship program.
- Tapusin ang apprenticeship program (tandaan: ikaw ay nagtatrabaho nang may bayad habang ikaw ay isang apprentice)
- Ibibigay sa iyo ng unyon ang listahan ng lagda: bibigyan ka ng lokal na unyon ng ilang mga lead, magsisimula kang tumawag sa mga kontratista sa listahan.
- Makipag-ugnayan sa Job Corps
- Ask the local union for help: Get on the “out of work” list.
- Apprenticeships are the best way to get started
Check out sites like Apprenticeship.gov, CareerOneStop, Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, and Helmets to Hardhats for info on opportunities
- Kung kumukuha ng mga klase sa isang trade o vocational school, humingi ng tulong sa kanilang career center
- If you served in the military, check out CareerOneStop or state websites for details on unique Veteran opportunities
- Let potential employers know you plan to stick through the long apprenticeship process
- Estimator : Ibinabadyet ang trabaho pagkatapos ay mag-bid sa trabaho.
- Project Manager : Sa likod ng mga eksena, papeles. Tiyaking napunan ang kahilingan para sa impormasyon. Ang pera ay binabayaran. Makipagtulungan sa Superintendente.
- Superintendente : Inaasikaso ang mga pangangailangan ng lakas-tao sa isang lugar ng trabaho. Mga materyales at manggagawa.
- Foreman : Inaasikaso ang trabaho.
- Lead person : Kanang kamay ng foreman.
- Personally motivated to learn skills and master the trade
- “They leave it all on the job site.”
- Physically and mentally sharp
- Good with people
- Ang taong pinakamagaling sa mga tool at ang unyon ay nagpapalaki sa mga taong ito.
- Pinuno/Guro : isang taong lubos na nakakaalam ng gawaing ito at nagtuturo sila sa iba.
- American Welding Society
- Mga Kaugnay na Tagabuo at Kontratista
- Mga Kaugnay na Pangkalahatang Kontratista ng Amerika
- Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration
- Mga helmet sa Hardhats
- International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers
- Pambansang Sentro para sa Edukasyon at Pananaliksik sa Konstruksyon
- National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators
Alternate careers: Boilermakers, Carpenters, Welders
"The most helpful thing to say to someone thinking of being an ironworker is just to try it out. If anyone feels any proclivity to such work they should give it a go.
After some short time, they will know if that is a career for them or not. People that love working with metal will fall in love with it as soon as they spend some time in a shop or on site. On top of that is to never stop improving and finding more ways to love your work. This is a tough profession and after many years of day in and day out work you will eventually wear out. The secret is to constantly be trying new things and branching out. If you weld MIG for many years then you could start learning TIG which is a very different game. If you are working in fabrication for too long and it becomes monotonous then you could try construction. That way you learn new things, meet new people, exchange experiences and forge your own path that may lead you to who knows where but wherever it does, it will be a place where only those with experience and love for their work can get to." Adam Mason, Welding Pros