1. Job Type:

Ironworkers are responsible for laying out and fabricating structural steel and sheet metal in orde to build metal structures like bridges, stadiums, and other structural buildings. They weld and cut steel, interpret blueprints, and work with concrete reinforcing steel bars. Ironworkers also do architectural and ornamental work like glass windows, stairs, and handrails.


  1. Job Location: Steel Builders – Central Iowa must be able to travel outside of Iowa


  1. Job Title: Iron Worker


  1. Number of Positions


  1. Hourly Wage: Based on experience


  1. Who may be considered:
  • In an average workday an Ironworker will do the following:
    • Lift- be able to lift 5-50+ pounds from the ground to overhead or side to side
    • Carry- be able to carry materials on shoulder on back to locations on site
    • Push or Pull- be able to push or pull materials into position
    • Climb- be able to climb up rebar walls, tower cranes, ladders, and structural columns at a height of 40 ft or higher
    • Kneel- be able to kneel down on concrete floors
    • Crawl- be able to crawl on hands and knees for welding and finishing rebar work
    • Bend or Stoop- be able to maneuver for rebar tying and miscellaneous work
    • Body Positions- be able to hold materials above head for extended periods, lay on stomach or back for welding and other miscellaneous work
    • Strong Grip- be able to apply a strong grip for grabbing and rigging up materials
    • Balance and Coordination- be able to balance and walk across beams at 500ft off the ground
    • Hearing- be able to hear calls on the site from flaggers and riggers.
    • Strong Speaking Voice- be able to make calls on the site to flaggers and riggers.
    • Good Sight and Depth Perception- be able to see materials and how far they are
    • Strong Lungs- be able to handle some smoke or dust on the job site

An Ironworker must be able to perform any and/or all of the above listed activities in order to obtain employment at this trade. These are the most basic tasks that an Ironworker must be able to perform. Each job site is different so other situations may require additional physical requirements


  1. Job Description:

An ironworker specializes in establishing and installing steel or iron frames meant for the construction of a building and other structures. Their tasks primarily revolve around understanding blueprints, cutting and welding metal to specific shapes or customization, assembling and stacking materials, operating various devices and machinery, coordinating with other members of the construction team. There may also be instances where an ironworker must climb up high places and repair installed structures. Furthermore, it is crucial to adhere to all safety standards and regulations to maintain a productive and safe work environment.


  1. Application Deadline: Open



  1. How to apply: send resume’ to Sid Bolton at 72Sbolton@gmail.com.


  1. Contact Information: Sid Bolton, Des Moines, Iowa, 72Sbolton@gmail.com, at 605-553-3655.