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Apprentice Ironworker - Generalist and Reinforcing - $21.67 to $40.45 per hour

Full Time
5 hours ago
21.670 to 40.450 per hour
    • Start acquiring skills that are in high demand
    • Start a rewarding career with unlimited potential 
    • Work on exciting commercial and industrial projects in BC and Yukon
    About Ironworkers Union Local 97

    Ironworkers Union Local 97 (Ironworkers Local 97) is a part of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Ironworkers. Its area of coverage includes all of British Columbia, and the Yukon. Since 1906, Ironworkers Local 97 has fought to better the lives of Ironworkers through collective bargaining. Our mandate is to raise wages and working conditions for Ironworkers, and to ensure that Ironworkers receive the training they need to be safe, productive, and professional at work.

    Ironworkers Local 97 is also committed to actively increasing the representation of women, minorities, and aboriginal people in the ironworking trade by offering ongoing training opportunities. Training programs available include: Fall Protection, Aerial work platform, WHIMIS, Confined Space, Site Ready BC, First Aid, Forklift training, Telehandler training, CWB Welding certifications, Foreman training, Shop Steward training, Superintendent training, Post tensioning training, entry level rebar bootcamps. Learning tools offered include online learning system for continued education and tutors for apprentices.

    To learn more about Ironworkers Local 97, click here.

    About the Opportunity

    Receive a competitive wage while receiving hands-on training from an industry leader!

    It's an exciting time to become an Ironworker. There is an increasing demand for skilled tradespeople, resulting in many employment opportunities.

    As an Apprentice Ironworker at BC Ironworkers Local 97, you will join an organization that represents over 1,800 men and women in BC's ironworking industry.

    Do you want to work on exciting projects that Ironworkers Local 97 have worked on? Projects like the Patullo Bridge, Site C Dam, LNG Kitimat, Broadway Skytrain, Kicking Horse Bridge, Amazon Building, Halfway River Bridge, and BCIT Expansion?

    Ironworkers are crucial in the construction industry, with valuable skill sets needed to work with steel, on projects that include commercial and industrial buildings, towers, bridges, erecting pre-engineered building, and stadiums. 

    Your typical day as an Apprentice Ironworker, may include but are not limited to:

    • Reading blueprints and specifications to lay out work
    • Unloading and positioning steel units
    • Erecting and installing scaffolding
    • Transporting heavy metal pieces using cranes
    • Building steel structural pieces and components
    • Transforming metal pieces into functional elements for building construction
About You
  • As an Apprentice Ironworker, the following are essential to bring success to the role: 

    • Great communication skills
    • Ability to work as an individual or as part of a team
    • Like to work with your hands in varying outdoor conditions
    • Have great problem-solving skills
    • In good physical condition for physically-demanding manual labour
    • Have background using hand and power tools
    • Ability to follow strict safety guidelines
    • Ability to work at heights, and lift up to 25 kg

    Other qualifications that we will consider as valuable assets:

    • Prior experience in construction
    • Training or background as a welder
    • Occupational First Aid, Fall Protection, or SiteReadyBC training/certification
    • High school diploma and/or completion of the Ironworker (Generalist) Foundation Program or Level 1 Ironworker (Generalist) training from an ITA recognized post-secondary institution in BC
    • Valid BC driver’s license and reliable vehicle
    About The Benefits

    Per collective agreement, you will earn an hourly rate that ranges from $21.67 to $40.45, depending on the year of your apprenticeship and projects you will be involved in (commercial or industrial).  As you advance through the apprenticeship program, you will be increased at regular increments. Other benefits include:

    • Health benefits including extended health and dental, vision, employee assistance program, travel coverage
    • Insurance coverage including group life and accidental death and dismemberment
    • Employer paid pension, based on accumulated hours earned
    • 12% vacation pay
    • Annual Christmas celebrations
    • Ongoing training programs

    Ironworkers Local 97 is committed to promoting an inclusive worksite culture. We encourage all to apply, including but not limited to, women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, newcomers to Canada, and members of the LGBTQ2S+ community. 

    If you're ready to start a new hands-on career that impacts your community, apply now! 

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