Anyone over 18 years old who can perform rigorous manual labor outdoors, be a team player, and take pride in their work can be an iron worker.
We accept applications in person at the Ironworkers' Training Center at 11620 NE Ainsworth Circle STE 100, Portland, OR 97220, Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
When applying, bring your driver's license, birth certificate copy, diploma or GED copy, proof of additional training or education, and personal reference information.
Skilled craftsman and experienced journeymen will teach you the tools, safety procedures, and skills you need to be successful on the job.
The application process and following orientation will include a written test, physical test, and drug test.
No, you do not, but all experience is credited and may reduce the four-year apprenticeship training time and accelerate wage increases.
Ironworkers Local 29 jobsites are in Oregon and SW Washington, primarily in the cities. Apprentices must travel for work within this jurisdiction.
What are the union benefits?
Union benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance for all family members, life insurance, pension retirement plan, mental health support, and all tools and safety equipment.