IRON WORKER

Ironworkers assemble and erect steel framework and other metal parts in buildings, on bridges, dams and other steel structures. They raise, place and join steel girders and columns to form structural frameworks, including the welding of metal decking.

SELECT AN APPRENTICESHIP LOCATION

IRONWORKERS UNION LOCAL 14
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications

1) 18 Years of age
2) High school diploma or GED
3) Physically able
4) Must pass drug screening test
5) Valid driver’s license
6) Proof of transportation

Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Apply at local union office Wednesdays 0900-1300
  • Provide driver’s license, vehicle registration, resume, DD214, any certification (ex. welding), and I-9 Documents
  • Veterans – Apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship
Applicant Pool
  • Minimum qualification screening
  • 20-hour safety and trade orientation course

Ranking

  • Ranked based on orientation rating, work history, education/training, and veterans preference
  • Placed on ready to dispatch list
Step 3: Start with local 14
Apprenticeship
  • 6,000-8,000 hours / 3-4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 204 hours of education each year through   Spokane Community College
Wages
  • Start at 65% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5-10% pay increase every 6 months with completion of 750 hours of on-the-job training plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Pay:
$21.22 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAMEPACIFIC NW IRONWORKERS LOCAL 14

IRONWORKERS UNION LOCL 14
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications

1) 18 Years of age
2) High school diploma or GED
3) Physically able
4) Must pass drug screening test
5) Valid driver’s license
6) Proof of transportation

Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Apply at local union office Wednesdays 0900-1300
  • Provide driver’s license, vehicle registration, resume, DD214, any certification (ex. welding), and I-9 Documents
  • Veterans – Apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship
Applicant Pool
  • Minimum qualification screening
  • 20-hour safety and trade orientation course

Ranking

  • Ranked based on orientation rating, work history, education/training, and veterans preference
  • Placed on ready to dispatch list
Step 3: Start with local 14
Apprenticeship
  • 6,000-8,000 hours / 3-4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 204 hours of education each year through
Wages
  • Start at 65% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5-10% pay increase every 6 months with completion of 750 hours of on-the-job training plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Pay:
$21.22 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

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IRONWORKERS UNIOIN LOCAL 29
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications

1) 18 Years of age
2) High school diploma or GED
3) Physically able
4) Must pass drug screening test
5) Valid driver’s license
6) Proof of transportation

Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Apply at local union office Wednesdays 0900-1100 and 1300-1500
  • Provide driver’s license, vehicle registration, resume, DD214, any certification (ex. welding), and I-9 Documents
  • Veterans can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship. Present copy of Helmets to Hardhats information to local union.
Applicant Pool
  • Interview scheduled

Ranking

  • Ranked based on application score: education/training, letters of recommendation, and DD-214
  • Attend 3-day Industry Prep Program
  • Placed on ready to dispatch list     
Step 3: Start with local 29
Apprenticeship
  • 6,400 hours / 3-4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 200 hours of education each year through  Mt. Hood Community College
Wages
  • Start at 65% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5-10% pay increase every 6 months with completion of 800 hours of on-the-job training plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Pay:
$23.54 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

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IRONWORKERS UNION LOCAL 86
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications

1) 18 Years of age
2) High school diploma or GED
3) Physically able
4) Must pass drug screening test
5) Valid driver’s license
6) Proof of transportation

Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Apply at local union office on the last Tuesday of each month 0900-1200
  • Provide driver’s license, vehicle registration, resume, DD214, any certification (ex. welding), and I-9 Documents
  • Veterans can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.
Applicant Pool
  • Minimum qualification screening
  • Attend safety orientation course

Ranking

  • Ranked based on work history, training, and veterans preference
  • Placed on ready to dispatch list
Step 3: Start with local 86
Apprenticeship
  • 8,000 hours / 4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 204 hours of education each year through  Bates Technical College   or  
Wages
  • Start at 65% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5-10% pay increase every 6 months with completion of 750 hours of on-the-job training plus required schooling.
  • • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Pay:
$26.34 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAMEPACIFIC NW IRONWORKERS & EMPLOYERS JATC LOCAL 86

Calculate Starting Pay With GI Bill ®

Estimated Wage Calculator

All calculations based on a 160 hours/month work schedule.

*Contact union local for updated wage information.

GI Bill Usage Breakdown:
100% – 1-6 months
80% – 6-12 months
60% – 12-18 months
40% – 18-24 months
20% – 24-30 months
*Usage Optional
Eligible veterans in an approved Apprenticeship Program can use their GI Bill® benefit and receive a tax-free stipend on a monthly basis. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® stipend is the equivalent of the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) of an E-5 with dependents (based on the zip code of the training facility) which is paid addition to normal wages. Refer to the chart below to understand how Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits are paid, or consult the VA website www.benefits.va.gov/gibill (Link) to see how other VA chapters are paid for Apprenticeship Training.