Ironworkers fabricate, construct and join metal scaffolding, structural steel buildings, bridges, ornamental ironwork and precast structures. This includes building structural steel components, reinforcing steel, posting tension tendons, installing conveyors and robotic equipment, and sometimes performing reconstructive work on existing structures. Ironworkers will also read blueprints; unload, stack and position steel units to prepare them for hoisting; build construction cranes, derricks and other hoisting equipment; assemble rigging (cables, pulleys, hooks); and select, cut, bend, position, and secure steel bars or wire mesh in concrete forms to reinforce concrete structures.
Apprentices may be eligible for financial support.
To enter an apprenticeship, you must have the educational qualifications required for the trade to which you apply. Entrance requirements are monitored by Alberta and Industry Training.
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