Structural Ironworkers - Unload, erect and connect fabricated iron beams to form the project skeleton. They work primarily on industrial, commercial, and large residential buildings. They build towers, bridges, stadiums, and pre-fabricated metal buildings.
Reinforcing Ironworkers - Fabricate and place steel bars (rebar) in concrete forms to reinforce structures. The place rebar on appropriate supports and tie them together with tie wire. They install post-tensioning cables to place in concrete forms along with reinforcing steel. They stress the cables using hydraulic jacks and pumps after the concrete is poured and hardened.
Ornamental Ironworkers - install metal windows into a building's masonry or wooden openings. They erect the curtain wall and window wall systems that cover the steel or reinforced concrete structure of a building. They install metal stairways, catwalks, gratings, doors, railings, fencing, elevator fronts, and building entrances.
Rigging Ironworkers - Load, unload, move, and set machinery, structural steel, and curtain walls. They operate power hoists, cranes, derricks, forklifts, and aerial lifts. They have knowledge of fiber line, wire rope, hoisting equipment, and proper hand signals.
Welding and Burning Equipment are considered tools of the trade and performed by ironworkers to secure their work to the structure. Ironworkers can be tested to be designated as a certified welder.