As an ironworker, you would make and erect structural steel assemblies such as the steel frames of buildings, bridges and storage tanks. Because of the complexity of steel assemblies, the work is generally broken into stages with seperate teams performing each function. As a job progresses, you may work on each phase of the project. Because work is often done at considerable heights there is the danger of falling or being hurt by falling objects, so strict observance of safety precautions is a necessary part of this work.
WHAT YOU NEED:
Ironwork appprenticeship programs, which range in duration from two to three years, are offered in Canada and the United States. Certification of ironworkers is compulsory. In this field you must be in excellent physical condition and have a good sense of balance. You should not be overly afraid of heights.
$ 39,000 to $43,000