Ironworkers erect the structural framework for high rise buildings, bridges, power plants and towers. They place reinforcing steel in concrete forms for roadways, foundations and structures and erect the aluminum fascia on high rise window walls. Tools of the trade include: wrenches, connecting bars, tape measures, levels, jacks, arc welders, welding torches and oxy-acetylene torches.
Ironworkers work outside and at heights. Ironworkers often travel to job sites out of town. A valid driver´s license and good, reliable transportation are essential.
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