• April 21, 2014

  • Local 84, Houston, Texas

    need riggers with NCCER or NCCCO certification - $27.30 per hour - overtime - contact the Local 84 Hall at 713-928-3361 before traveling (4/15/14)
  • 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 577, Burlington, Iowa

    Immediately need rodmen, OSHA 10 within last 2 years, background check within past 7 years; drug testing required; working 6/10's.  Also need structural ironworkers with OSHA 10 within past 2 years - 7 year background check and drug testing required - contact the local at 319-752-6951 (3/4/14)
  • 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 709, Savannah, GA

    Waynesboro,GA - Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant needs red badge and non red badge welders. Must pass a weld test. 26 day refuel outage working 6-10's to 6-12's. Scale is 27.64.   OSHA-10 is required. Contact Kathy at Local 709 at 912-748-5259 ext 11 to request a phq (personal history questioner)  - call out is for Monday feb 24th drug testing required.

    Savannah river site in Aiken, SC - needs 2 tig welders and 4 flux core welders. Working 4-10's with spotty overtime. Weld test will be done at jobsite. 3/8 stainless plate for tig welders and 1 inch carbon test for fluxcore welders. scale is 27.41. OSHA-10 is required. cannot work onsite if you have federal probation or pending charges 

    Fort Gordon in Augusta Georgia needs 2 stick welders with current papers. working 5-10's. OSHA-10 is required . minimal background

    Stick welders needed for Georgia Southern college in Statesboro,GA.   scale is 23.69  1 to 2 month job. OSHA-10 is required

    Welders and Deckers needed at bridgestone tire plant in aiken,sc. long term job. No background check. osha-10 required and drug testing. scale is 23.69

    Deckers needed for summit erectors at plant vogtle new construction. Working 4-10's and one 8 for a couple of months. osha-10 is required. Background check. scale is 26.64

    Riggers for C.B.& I. at plant Vogtle new construction. Background check. OSHA 10 is required. Must have International Rigging certification. Scale is 27.64

    Welders needed at plant Vogtle new construction. Long term job. Welders must have current within 90 days stick & pulse arc  certification. Or pretest at local 709. Scale is 32.64. OSHA-10 is required. Background check


  • Local 846, Aiken, SC

    Need workers for job at Plant Vogtle 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 (9/18/13)
  • Canada

    Numerous opportunities for employment in various areas throughout Canada - MUST HAVE US PASSPORT** and meet requirements listed in the "Job Opportunities for American Members in Canada" on this page - interested members must submit the Ironworker Online Pre-Screening Resume for Canadian Work Permits Applications - **passport applications may take up to 12 weeks to process - go to for the application information (7/26/13)

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.