Fond du lac, WI  / Madison, WI  / Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Under supervision, the journeyman ironworker is responsible for completing tasks related to structural iron and steel erection on the project site. Transforming metal pieces in to functional elements that meet the guidelines of the project by cutting materials and using fabrication techniques. The ideal candidate also demonstrates a strong commitment to safety by following company and industry procedures, as well as promoting company initiatives related to safety. 

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Interpret and apply information from blueprints, plans, and written specifications to determine the locations, quantities, and sizes of materials needed.
  • Ensure proper placement, balance and alignment of structural pieces by using levels, laser tools or plumb bobs.
  • Field fabrication or assembly of metal parts such as steel frames, columns, beams, and girders, according to blueprints or instructions from supervisors.
  • Installing angle and bent plate, welding clips, joists, tube steel or angle kickers; installing safety cable and safety posts; or shaking out and spreading joists and long spans.
  • Plumbing of structural steel; installing deck; installing and welding steel stairs, handrails, and guardrail.
  • Access challenging work positions that are either at elevation or otherwise difficult to reach while following the proper OSHA regulations and company policies, procedures, and/or programs
  • Build steel or iron structural pieces and components as required by the project.
  • Steel and cable reinforcing in concrete construction (rebar work)
  • Erection of the structural steel of buildings
  • Window wall and curtain wall exteriors
  • Erect or dismantle structural steel frameworks
  • Assist with erecting or dismantling cranes
  • Signal Operators for positioning structural steel
  • Rig structural-steel members to hoist cables, using chains, cables, or rope.
  • Connect columns and beams with bolts or by welding them into place
  • Use shears, torches, or welding equipment to cut, bend and weld steel
  • Unload and position prefabrication steel for hoisting as needed
  • Verify vertical and horizontal steel alignment
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Time Management skills
  • Strong teamworking skills
  • Able to work additional hours as needed per the job
  • Ability to travel to project work sites
Required Education and Experience
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record
  • High school diploma or its equivalent
  • 2-5 years ironworking experience
Preferred Education and Experience
  • Completion of an apprenticeship or experience in the field
  • Qualified Rigger and Signalperson Certified
  • OSHA 10 Certification
  1. Communication
  2. Collaborating
  3. Teamwork
  4. Planning and Organizing
  5. Safety Focus
  6. Work Standards
Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibility.

Work Environment and Physical Demands
This position will primarily include work at construction sites where duties will be performed both indoors and outdoors.  
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, stoop, crouch, bend and reach above shoulders.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to manipulate objects, tools or controls; and talk and hear.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted and up to 100 pounds with assistance.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. Must be able to work on elevated platforms and maintain balance when stepping on narrow platforms such as beams and pipes. Must be able to perform these activities while wearing an approved full-body harness and lanyard.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be working in the typical conditions of a construction environment including seasonal variation in temperatures and the outside environment. The employee must comply with the assigned location PPE requirements including but not limited to safety glasses, hearing protection, appropriate gloves, clothing and shields for required tasks and closed toed or safety shoes as required by the job site location.  

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

C.D. Smith is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Unlawful discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics will not be tolerated.


Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Certification or Vocational
Required Experience
3+ years
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