An ironworker is a tradesman who works in the iron-working industry. Ironworkers assemble the structural framework in accordance with engineered drawings and install the metal support pieces for new buildings. They also repair and renovate old structures using reinforced concrete and steel.
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Tools of the Trade
What Iron Workers Love About Their Trade
New challenges every day.
Using big cool tools.
It's a great lifestyle.
Not Customer Facing
There are specializations within the trade.
Are able to work up within their small teams.
All commercial construction is dependent on this trade.
There's nothing more fulfilling than driving around my state and seeing all the buildings that I built. Iron work is tough work, but you cannot find more rewarding work. The buildings I made will be used by my grandkids grandkids. Nothing better than the satisfaction of a a big job well done. And the pay is amazing.
Working in this trade is very rewarding. The work is satisfying, and the pay is excellent.
Ironworking is a brotherhood. We take pride in our work and we take care of each other. Great pay, great benefits, and there's nothing like topping off a big job that you've poured your efforts into.
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