On the Job:  What We Do

Ironworkers engage in a variety of challenging and exciting types of work, often on tall structures at high elevations. This work environment requires alertness, a good sense of balance and numerous safety trainings. Because of this, we work as a team, always put safety first and meet rigid standards and deadlines.

Structural ironworkers

• Unload, erect, and connect fabricated iron beams to form the project skeleton
• Work primarily on industrial, commercial and large residential buildings
• Build towers, bridges, stadiums, and prefabricated metal buildings
• Erect and install precast beams, columns and panels

Reinforcing ironworkers

• Fabricate and place steel bars (rebar) in concrete forms to reinforce structures
• Place rebar on appropriate supports and tie them together, using tie wire
• Install post-tensioning tendons (cables) to place in concrete forms along reinforcing steel
• Stress the tendons using hydraulic jacks and pumps, after the concrete is poured and hardened

Ornamental (architectural) ironworkers

• Install metal windows into a building’s masonry or wooden openings
• Erect curtain-wall and window-wall systems that cover the steel or reinforced concrete structure of a building
• Install and erect metal stairways, catwalks, gratings, doors, railings, fencing, elevator fronts, and building entrances

Rigging and machinery-moving ironworkers

• Load, unload, move and set machinery, structural steel and curtain walls
• Operate power hoists, cranes, derricks, forklifts and aerial lifts
• Have knowledge of fiber line, wire rope, hoisting equipment and proper hand signals

Welding and burning

• Welding and burning equipment, considered tools of the trade, are used by structural, reinforcing, ornamental and rigging ironworkers to secure their work to a structure. Ironworkers can be tested to be designated certified welders.

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Ironworkers Local Union No. 75
950 E. Elwood St.
Phoenix, AZ 85040
602-268-1449 Ext. 10

Business Office Hours:
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Dispatching Hours:
7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Monday through Friday
602-268-1449 Ext. 12

Ironworkers Local 75 Apprenticeship Office
330 E. Maricopa Freeway
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-276-6055 or 602-268-2439

Apprenticeship Office Hours:
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday


Apprenticeship applications are accepted from:
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Monday through Friday (Phoenix), or by appointment (Tucson)


Ironworkers Local Union No. 75 Tucson
1910 N. 15th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85705
520-624-5553

Ironworkers Local No. 75 Window Rock Subhall
928-815-0087

Health & Welfare Administrative Office California Field Ironworkers Trust Fund
131 N. El Molino Ave., Suite 330
Pasadena, CA 91101
1-800-527-4613

California Trust Fund Website www.ironworkerbenny.com
For questions concerning health & welfare, pension, annuity, vacation, etc., please write or call the Administrative office above or visit our Benefits & Pension page.

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