Apprenticeship Advantages

Being an ironworker apprentice prepares you and provides the opportunity for an excellent career in a respected craft. Arizona will suffer a shortage of construction workers as the economy improves and older workers retire. Now is the time to begin your new career as a Local 75 ironworker! Below you will find information on classes, requirements, as well as recent graduates.Check out what we do on the job site!
If you have questions about the apprenticeship program, please send all your inquiries to IW75appinfo@ironworkerbenny.net

call (602) 276-6055 or (602) 268-2439,

or visit Field Ironworkers Apprenticeship & Training Program
330 E. Maricopa Freeway, Phoenix, AZ 85004 

Here’s what Local 75 apprentices say about the program:

“It’s a great job, because it’s fun, it’s great pay and you get great benefits. You get a really good education. You learn valuable skills — not only hands on, but also in the classroom.”

– Eric Kinser, 8th-period apprentice

“My favorite thing I’ve learned is a brotherhood. It’s not something I knew before. It’s a brotherhood of your fellow workers. Being an ironworker is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. You have to watch each other’s back. Safety never takes a day off.”

– Dan Krieger, 6th-period apprentice

“You never stop learning. There is always something new — something you don’t know, that you get to figure out. Everything you learn pays off in the end.”

– Pete Mesquita, 7th-period apprentice

“Being an ironworker, there’s never a dead end. When you graduate from the apprenticeship program, you can go really far. There’s more to look forward to — a lot of opportunities. There’s just no limit to what you can do.”

– Clayton Bennett, 8th-period apprentice

As a Local 75 apprentice, you . . .

  1. Earn a competitive salary – 60 percent of a journeyman salary – while you learn.The following is a breakdown of how much you will earn on your way to becoming a journeyman, depending on the geographic zone in which you work:
    Zone One: 0-50 miles
    Zone Two: 50-100 miles
    Zone Three: 100-150 miles
    Zone Four: 150+ miles
  2. Work alongside journeymen and gain the benefit of their experience.
  3. Receive 160 hours of instruction every year – including college-level classes and safety certifications that will increase your employment opportunities – during the four-year program.

Classes for apprentices

Below is the schedule of upcoming apprenticeship classes, including class descriptions and hours needed to complete each.

Click here to view the training center’s 2013 class schedule.

Classes for apprentices at Ironworkers Local 75:

Course Description Length When Where
Structural I  and II Structural I provides training in structural-steel erection, including history, safety, tools, equipment, drawings, handling materials, erecting structural-steel members, plumbing and aligning structural steel, bolting up, and making structural connections.
Structural II provides training in how to safely install metal decking and sheeting, and overviews of erecting bridges, towers, wind turbines, clear-span and amusement-park structures.
Students also learn how to use composite materials in structural erection and how to read structural drawings.
50 hours(30 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of hands-on lab or shop training.) Apr. 18-22; 7a.m.-3:30p.m. Local 75 Training Center,
330 E. Maricopa Freeway, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Architectural I This first of two ornamental courses provides training in architectural and ornamental construction, including constructing curtain walls, window walls, sloped walls, skylights, storefronts, entrance ways, cable walls, glazing systems, glass rails, applying sealants and testing curtain-wall and window-wall systems. 50 hours(30 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of hands-on lab or shop training.) May 23-27; 7a.m.-3:30p.m. Local 75 Training Center,
330 E. Maricopa Freeway, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Structural I This first of two structural courses provides training in structural-steel erection, including history, safety, tools, equipment, drawings, handling materials, erecting structural-steel members, plumbing and aligning structural steel, bolting up, and making structural connections. 50 hours(30 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of hands-on lab or shop training.) June 6-10; 7a.m.-3:30p.m. Local 75 Union Hall, 1910 N. 15th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85705
Welding I Training in oxy-fuel gas- cutting and shielded-metal arc-welding processes. 50 hours(30 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of hands-on lab or shop training.) June 20-24; 7a.m.-3:30p.m. Same as above (Phoenix)

Sign up for classes by calling the Apprenticeship Office at 602-276-6055 or coming by in person. If you register and must cancel, please notify this office.

Requirements for ironworkers four-year apprenticeship program

Applicants must . . .

  • Be at least 18 years old and have a minimum of a high school education. At the time of making application, each applicant must present proof of age and proof of high school diploma, high school equivalency certificate, G.E.D. or DD-214 showing completion.
  • Appear in person to complete an application form
  • Be physically able to do work normally performed in the trade
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Pass a drug screen prior to entry into the program.

Please note that . . .

  • No guarantee of employment is implied. Applicants that are accepted will be added to an existing eligibility pool only
  • The recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices during their apprenticeships shall be without discrimination due to race, color, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation.

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

Applications are taken:
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Monday through Friday (Phoenix)
602-276-6055

Or by appointment (Tucson)
520-624-5553

Contact us for more information about the Apprenticeship Program.

Congratulations to our recent apprenticeship graduates

Graduated March 23, 2011:

 


 

50 hours

(30 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of hands-on lab or shop training.)

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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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