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Old 08-19-2013, 04:53 AM   #1
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Greetings.

If I want to start working as a steel construction worker (is that steel
erector?).

Where should I start? Any training institutions? Do I need to get any certificate?

All I find are job vacancies for experienced people.

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Old 08-19-2013, 05:13 AM   #2
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Welcome to the site----Where do you live?

Iron workers are the trades men that erect steel framed building----most are union workers in this area and training is provided by the union.

The steel studs used in building houses is the work of carpenters---as these studs are most commonly used in commercial building---you would want to get a job with a commercial building contractor.

Your location has everything to do with pay---New York City is the highest pay----

Southern stated, the lowest----

Living costs in NYC make the high pay necessary---

Tell us more about yourself and your hopes.---Mike-----

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Old 08-19-2013, 05:27 AM   #3
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All iron workers that make 'journeymen' have advanced welding skills---

Get your self trained as a welder and get certified-----
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Thank you very much for the quick reply!

Well, I live abroad, I hope you will not see me like some sort of alien enemy trying to steal your jobs...

I am from europe, and have since a long time an admiration for this job. I suppose it is done here too, but so far could not find anything other than Light Steel Construction videos.

I've heard it's not so easy to get a work permit to go to the US.

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I really don't know the routine to get a work permit here----this is an international site, so you are welcome to ask questions---

There is a lot of iron work going on in the middle east--Dubai advertises for help in the building trades a lot---

Canada and the USA uses steel structures a lot--I don't know much about other countries---Mexico most frequently uses reinforced concrete construction---Mike---
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Go to where the work is and be ready to work. Talk to people directly and ask.

Be willing to do any job that will get your foot in the door. I'm sure there are no certifications needed to be a gopher. If you're good and they like you the training will come.

I don't think I ever got a construction job by looking in the newspaper. I always just showed up on job sites ready to work and looked for the boss.
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As an iron worker there are many short term courses here regarding carpentry.
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Research steel studs and insulation, you may change your mind due to foamboard cost, depending on location... http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...rm=steel+studs

Up to 40% R-value reduction; http://www2.dupont.com/Tyvek_Weather...20Bulletin.pdf

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