Employment and Advancement
Most ironworkers are employed by construction contractors, but some
are employed in industries such as metal fabricating, oil and gas
production, iron and steel production, electric utilities and rail
transport. Very few ironworkers are self-employed. In the construction
industry, ironworkers work on a project-to-project basis and frequently
travel long distances from job to job. Union members work out of union
hiring halls where work is allocated on a rotating basis.
Employment sometimes seasonal, and employment prospects change with the economic climate, particularly with the volume of commercial and industrial construction projects.
- Ironworker (Structural/Ornamental)
- Ironworker (Reinforcing)