Since 1905, Ironworkers Local 44 of Cincinnati have been building the local landmarks of the tri-state area. Projects like the new Great American Tower, rides at Kings Island, the Red's and Bengal's Stadiums, not to mention the Bridges across the Ohio River.  If you think you have what it takes to work in a fast paced, adrenaline filled career among the clouds, the Ironworkers Union is taking applications for Apprenticeship.

Call (859) 586-2100 ext 13 and talk to Jim Hyden.

What is an Ironworker?

Ironworkers are skilled craftsmen who erect, assemble or install fabricated structural steel products, usually large steel members. These members are used in the erection of industrial, commercial or large residential buildings. Ironworkers also erect the steel framework on bridges, storage tanks and overhead crane runways that support heavy equipment. They also install reinforcing steel(rebar), erect pre-cast concrete, ornamental iron work such as stairways, catwalks, grating, grids, screens, siding and mental windows. Ironworkers also perform the rigging of heavy machinery, pressure vessels, storage tanks and materials. Ironworkers are also welders and become well versed in several types of cutting of steel and alloys.     

Ironworkers cannot have a fear of heights and must be able to work in all kinds of environments. Ironworkers work out doors mostly however they also work along side equipment that can reach very high temperatures. Ironworkers are exposed to many hazards and must have a keen awareness of these dangers to protect themselves and those around them from injury.

What are the Apprenticeship Program Specifics?

  • 4 year program

  • 1 year probationary period

  • Minimum of 204 hours of classroom and/or shop instruction each year

  • Starting pay is 55% of the Journeyman rate

  • Health insurance, pension plan and annuity  

How do I qualify?

  • At least 18 years of age

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED

  • Have a valid Driver’s License with reliable, insured transportation

  • In good physical condition 

  • Drug free

What will be helpful to succeed?

  • Good reading ability

  • General Math

  • Prior experience in construction

  • Being teachable and confident

  • Professionalism

Where do I apply?        

Contact:  Jim Hyden, Coordinator       
Ironworkers Local 44, JATC       
1125 Victory Place       
Hebron, KY 41048       
Phone:  (859) 586-2100 ext. 13