• September 23, 2014

  • Local 21, Sioux City, Iowa Sub Office

    Need 9 ironworkers for night shift at ethanol plant in Arthur, Iowa – working 7/12's, working 12 hours but get paid for 13 hours beginning September 29 - $21.96 per hour plus $100 per diem – background check and drug testing required - also need 2 D1.5 bridge code welders with current papers for South Dakota dam job – working 5-10s - $26.70 per hour plus $75 per diem – contact Scott at 712-420-7680 (9/23/14)

  • Local 798, Mobile, AL

    need 2 certified welders (testing on site) and 2 journeyman ironworkers for outage at Farley Nuclear Powerhouse in Dotphan, Alabama.  Drug testing on site - contact the local at 251.645.2477 (9/23/14)
  • Local 550, Canton, OH

    Need 450 men for shutdown/outage at Timken Faircrest steel mill beginning Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28 working 2 12 hour shifts for 7-8 days – contact Bill Sherer or Rick Moss at 330-455-5164 (9/23/14)
  • Local 577, Burlington, Iowa

    Immediately need journeyman rodman for long term project, per diem $70.00 per day, working 6/10s, OSHA 30 or OSHA 10 within last two (2) years.  Before traveling contact the local at 319-752-6951 
    also need structural hands and certified welders for job working 6-10s with $70 per day per diem – OSHA 10 within 2 years or OSHA 30 – drug and alcohol testing – contact the local at 319-752-6951 (9/23/14)
  • Local 263, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas

    Immediately need wire welders with 232 certification - paying $4.00 above scale - Contact West Texas Business Agent Jerrod Strange at 817-371-7574 or email at (8/29/14)

  • Local 84, Houston, Texas

    1st Job Posting - Need 2 journeyman ironworkers with current weld certifications and red badge.  Must have worked in nuke plant with in last year for red badge to be considered current and eligible.
    2nd Job Posting - Need 4 certified riggers with NCCCO level one or level two or NCCER certified plus and TWIC card.
    3rd job posting - need ironworkers with qualified riggers card and Houston area safety council basic plus training - if you do not have basic plus training you can sign up before contractors orientation - $28.25 per hour working 7-12s
    4th job posting - need journeyman ironworkers with red badge to work at nuke plan for upcoming outage and working through May 2015
    Jobs are on a first come first serve basis - I will need to receive you current certifications and have a background form done before starting the job - Call 713-928-3361 ask for Eric LU 84 is going to need many certified riggers with NCCER or NCCCO in coming months - $28.25 per hour with overtime and per diem on a job to job basis (9/18/14)

  • Local 89, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    need 4 red badge Ironworkers for the Duane Arnold plant in Palo, Iowa - job working 6-10s - call 319-365-8675 (9/16/14)
  • Local 155, Fresno, California

    Immediately need 6 welders and 4 riggers, Red Badge, for work at Diablo Canyon.  Call the local union asap at 559-251-7431 (9/16/14)
  • Local 135, Galveston, Texas

    need ironworker riggers with NCCCO Level 1 or Level 2 or NCCER certified plus for ongoing turnarounds - drug testing and clean background required – rate $28.25 – contact the local at 409-935-2421 (9/12/14)
  • Local 387, Atlanta, GA

    Upcoming long term 40 hour plus projects. Need if structural welders and riggers.  Must have International welding certification and current in IMPACT System.  Must complete required upgrades within 4 months of commencement of work.  Upgrades may be viewed at Must have Drivers License and NON LAMINATED Social Security Card" - contact the local at 404-505-0022 (9/11/14)
  • Local 28, Virginia

    Need structural ironworkers  and certified welders with current papers – working 4/10’s and 2/8’s -  call the Local at 804-716-2081 before traveling (9/8/14)
  • Local 55, Toledo, OH

    immediately need 12 red badge rodmen for Davis Bessey Nuclear Plant in Monroe, Michigan - job working 6-10s - drug testing required - contact the local at 419-385-6613 (2/21/14)
  • Local 11, Newark, New Jersey

    Immediately need rodmen, structural ironworkers and certified welders, with current papers.  Only those current with the IMPACT system need apply.  Please call the Local before traveling at 973-338-3777 (7/25/14)
  • Local 28, Richmond, VA

    Need structural ironworkers for various structural jobs in Richmond, Virginia. Drug testing on site - contact the local at 804-716-2081 (7/31/14)
  • Local 482, Austin, TX

    IMMEDIATELY need 6 Welders & 6 Journeyman for various jobsites in the Austin area. Working 5-10's & one 8 - must have OSHA, be IMPACT eligible & Welders need welding certifications. Contact the Hall for more information 512-385-2500 (6/2/14)
  • Local 512, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

    immediately need reinforcing and certified post tension ironworkers for various jobs - one job working 6-10s and jobs outside metro area with per diem - also need structural and bar joist ironworkers - certifications are a must: OSHA 10/30, MSHA, stick and wire - jobs currently working 5-8s with some overtime - jobs outside metro area with per diem - please have current dues receipt before arriving in Local 512 - contact the local at 651-489-1488 (8/4/14)
  • Local 846, Georgia

    IMMEDIATELY NEED JOURNEYMEN RODMEN for job at Vogtle Nuclear Plant in Waynesboro, Georgia - must pass 7 year background check - must have OSHA 10 - contact the local for additional information at 803-644-2187 or toll free 866-336-9163 (7/3/14)
  • Local 8, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    RODBUSTERS ARE NEEDED NOW!  Also looking for structural, machinery moving, ornamental & welder ironworkers.  Multiple job sites, short-term and long-term work is available.  Pay scale ranges between $26.03 and $30.77, plus $10.02 Pension, $9.10 Health, and $4.25 Annuity.  Call Business Manager Tony Mayrhofer at 414-476-9370, extension #2 or email tmayrhofer, leave your first and last name, phone number, home local and membership number (8/8/14)
  • Local 58, New Orleans, LA and Local 623, Baton Rouge, LA

    Need steel erection superintendents for various projects across the State of Louisiana.  Contact Local 58 at 504-943-6663 or Local 623 at 225-357-3262 for more information.  (7/17/14)
  • Local 847, Omaha, Nebraska

    Immediately need reinforcing ironworkers - background check, OSHA 10 and current dues required -contact the LU847 office in Omaha - 402-731-2490 (4/11/14)
  • Local 709, Savannah, GA

    IMMEDIATELY NEED JOURNEYMEN RODMEN for job at Vogtle Nuclear Plant in Waynesboro, Georgia  - also need Journeymen Riggers and Welders. All welders must pass SMAW and either FCAW or GMAWP. OSHA 10, 7 year background and 5 year work history. A valid drivers license is required. Journeyman $26.64 hr and welders $27.64 + $5.00 incentive from employer (welders only). Please contact local 709 at 912-748-5259 for more information (7/3/14)
  • Local 377, San Francisco, California

    need Journeyman Rebar Hands in the Bay Area - prior to traveling contact dispatch Terry Dunnigan at  415-285-3880  ext  115 (4/30/14)
  • Local 584, Tulsa, Oklahoma

    Need Journeymen Ironworkers and Journeymen Welders for 5/10’s - 6/10’s.- Pay is $23.60 for Journeymen and $23.85 for Journeymen Welders - must have documentation of the following to be eligible:  OSHA10 or OSHA30 within the last 5 years - SubPart-R Training Card - Rigging and Signaling Cards - able to pass IMPACT drug screen or be current on IMPACT Drug Screen - Call BM Michael Richards at (918) 437-1446 or Text (918) 607-2649 (7/30/14)


Ironworker Facts

  • In its 115 year history, the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers has been led by just twelve general presidents-Edward Ryan, John Butler, Frank Buchanan, Frank Ryan, James McClory, Paul Morrin, John Lyons Sr., John Lyons Jr., Juel Drake, Jake West, Joseph Hunt, and Walter Wise.
  • According to the U.S. Department of Labor-Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of ironworkers is projected to grow 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. The need to rehabilitate, maintain, and replace a growing number of older bridges is expected to drive employment growth, as will the ongoing construction of large projects, such as high-rise buildings. Job opportunities should be best in metropolitan areas, where most large construction projects take place.
  • With the completion of every job, it has been a tradition of the Iron Workers to celebrate with a “Topping Out” ceremony when the last beam of the building or bridge is set in place. The tradition is usually done with a Christmas tree, a flag, and an Iron Workers banner, which are hoisted and displayed on the final beam. Traditionally, the last beam is signed by all the ironworkers who worked on that project, representing both their skills employed and their pride in the completed structure.
  • The first shop local of the International, Local 40 (Newark, N.J.), was chartered in 1902 and was designated as "Inside Architectural Bridge and Structural Iron Workers."
  • Union members earn better wages and benefits than workers who aren’t union members. On average, union workers’ wages are 28 percent higher than their nonunion counterparts.

    While only 19 percent of nonunion workers have guaranteed pensions, fully 78 percent of union workers do.

    More than 84 percent of union workers have jobs that provide health insurance benefits, but only 64 percent of nonunion workers do. Unions help employers create a more stable, productive workforce—where workers have a say in improving their jobs.

    Unions help bring workers out of poverty and into the middle class. In fact, in states where workers don’t have union rights, workers’ incomes are lower.

  • Close to 10,000 participants have completed approximately 400,000 hours of training during the 29 years of the Annual Ironworker Instructor Training Program.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook handbook predicts faster-than-average job growth the next eight years for carpenters, masons and iron and steel workers across the nation.