Ironworker Apprentice – A job that offers a career
Skilled construction workers have a proud history of fearless men and women who built America.ACS is looking for veterans of the Armed Forces who believe they have what it takes to become an Ironworker apprentice.
Adaptive Construction Solutions, Inc. (ACS) is a veteran owned and operated company that places veterans into jobs while offering employer sponsored training that provides the credentials needed for a future in construction.ACS operates one of the largest and fastest growing Registered Apprenticeships in the nation.
In addition to receiving competitive wages, eligible veterans may choose to utilize their GI Bill benefits to receive monthly housing allowance (MHA).This allowance is an excellent bridge to earning professional wages as a new apprentice.
Why Should You Apply?
·Full time job with employer sponsored training
·Competitive wages with incremental pay increases
·Eligible to receive GI Bill monthly housing allowance in addition to wages
·Opportunities for growth in a skilled trade
·Starting at $15 - $17.00 with incremental wage increases plus GI Bill Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA)
Outlook for Ironworkers
Bureau of Labor Statistics states that journeymen earn a median pay of $50,830 per year plus overtime and benefits. The occupation is growing faster than average.
Role of Ironworkers
Ironworkers build structures and bridges by erecting iron/steel columns, beams and girders. The occupation involves rigging, hoisting, connecting, bolting and welding iron/steel into place. Ironworkers are required to perform multiple additional jobs such as unloading and stacking of material in addition to erecting precast walls and or other composite materials.Structural ironworkers are among the most fearless construction workers.
As one may expect, construction is performed in physically demanding and dangerous conditions. These include, but are not limited to; extreme heights, confined spaces, cold winters and hot summers.As a result, ironworkers must be willing to work in austere (strict) safety conditions.
While no ironworker experience is needed candidates are required to have the following;
·Ability to work in and promote a drug free environment
·Able to carry 50/60lbs of equipment and lift 100lbs
·Willingness to work at extreme heights (60 to 300+ feet) and in confined spaces
·Be reliable and practice good attendance
·Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
·Provide references attesting to a good work history
·Have completed high school or earned an equivalent
·Preference is provided to applicants who have served in the Armed Forces