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Iron Workers

Scope of Work: Iron Workers are employed in five segments of the trade, working in commercial, industrial and residential areas:

  • Structural Iron Workers. Assemble, erect and install fabricated iron sections using bolts and by welding.
  • Ornamental Iron Workers. Install metal stairways, cat walks, gratings, iron ladders, metal window sashes, glass, curtain walls, window walls, doors, gates, fences, screens, elevator fronts, platforms and railings. They also install decorative iron work.
  • Reinforcing Iron Workers. Employed wherever reinforced concrete is used in the construction of such things as buildings, freeways, bridges and drainage channels. Rod busters fabricate and place steel bars in concrete forms to reinforce concrete structures.
  • Special Building Erectors. Erect pre-engineered buildings. A pre-engineered building has structural members that are factory built and standardized for ease of construction from one building to another.
  • Rigging and Machinery Movers. Load, unload, move and set machinery, equipment and material using cranes, derricks, forklifts or by hand, utilizing a series of blocks and tackle. Riggers have knowledge of fiber line rope, hooks, skids, rollers, proper hand signals and hoisting equipment.


  • High school diploma or GED and must
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have valid Michigan driver’s license
  • Pass a physical exam, drug test, and aptitude test.

Length of Program: 3 or 4 years

Iron Workers Local 25 Training Center
50490 West Pontiac Trail
Wixom, Michigan 48393
(248) 960-2130 Fax: (248) 960-0980

Open Enrollment Dates:
Accepting applications every Tuesday – Thursday at 8:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Walk-ins required.

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