Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship classes normally held at the Union Hall located at: 412 39th St., Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Our 4 year apprenticeship program includes:

Introduction- safety and what is expected of new recruits on day 1.
History- the history of the Ironworkers International and the labor movement.
Math- basic math skills for the construction industry.
Welding/Burning- stick, wire feed, tig, A WS and DOT certification, OXY and ACT burning.
Structural- erection of structural steel.
Rigging- all aspects of rigging.
Pre-engineered buildings- erection of pre-engineered buildings.
Sheeting- installation of sheeting and decking.
Fencing- installation of commercial fence.
Precast installation- unloading and installing precast.
Blue print- understanding blue prints for all types of construction.
Foreman training- all apprentices at end of 4 years take foreman training.
Millwright class- installation of motors, gears and pulleys. General millwright work.
Survival of the fittest- attitude class, keeping apprentices and journeyman on track to help contractors be competitive.     

Journeyman upgrade classes include:

Any upgrade of safety courses
Superintendent classes
Any class that apprentices take can be taken by journeyman at school or with home study courses.   

The following is an outline of the safety curriculum covered in the four year Ironworker Apprenticeship Training Program.

Work Space Control - Housekeeping
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Tools and Equipment- Compressed air hazards, Air Powered Equipment, Power Tools- use and maintenance, guards, safe practices
Identifying and correcting, electrical hazards -lockout, tag out, grounding
Ladder and Scaffold Safety
Crane Safety
Welding and Burning- PPE, ventilation, fire prevention, safe practices
Steel Erection and Handling- PPE, Hazard awareness, slings and chokers, safe rigging practices, demolition control, guying, controlled decking zone, fall protection
Personal Safety- Substance abuse issues, proper lifting procedures, using tools and equipment as intended
Required Components- JLG and manlift course, CPR certification, First Aid certification     

Recent Apprentices and many Journeymen also have some or all of the following OSHA Training Certificates:

OSHA 10 hour
OSHA 30 hour
Subpart R- Steel Erection
Subpart L - Scaffold Safety            

Application for Apprenticeship
The Iron Workers Joint Apprenticeship Committee of Niagara County is presently accepting applications for training positions in the occupation of Iron Worker. If you are interested in taking advantage of this training opportunity and meet the following qualifications, you are eligible to apply.      

The result of the process is to establish an eligibility list, from which Apprentices will be selected as needed.          

Minimum Qualifications

1. Age 18 or older
2. U.S. Citizen
3. Received High School Diploma or GED
4. Be physically able to perform the work required as determined by a Physical Agility Test.
5. Must be a resident of Niagara County, Orleans County, towns of Yates, Shelby or Ridgeway or Grand Island north of Whitehaven Road.
6. Valid New York State Drivers License.               

Applications will be available and resumes can be dropped off the first FRIDAY of any month.
Office hours are Monday - Friday 7:30am-4:30pm
Iron Workers Local No.9
412 39th St.  Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Phone: (716) 285-5738
Hours: 9:00-3:30pm