Job Description


As an Ironworker Apprentice, your primary duties include marking, positioning, and securing structural steel members to reinforce concrete or building structures.

The base compensation range for this role is $23.10-43.89 per hour.

  • Mobility benefits as applicable  


At Mortenson, we believe everyone is a leader. For that reason, every team member is expected to apply our leadership principles – Do the Right Thing, We Before Me and Inspire What’s Possible – in their work. This means we act with dependability, initiative and a positive attitude to produce high quality work and deliver an exceptional customer experience. We are on time, productive and consistent in our attendance. We approach work as part of a team, listen to the opinions of others and cooperate to achieve project goals. We accept direction from supervisors and seek out constructive feedback. We follow rules and procedures to ensure quality work and safeguard the wellbeing of ourselves and others. We push to exceed the established goals, standards and accountabilities of our positions to increase quality, safety and innovation.  

All team members are responsible for supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment, as well as positively contributing to our company culture. This begins by aligning with Mortenson’s values and ethical standards as stated in the Mortenson Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, in addition to abiding by the procedures and practices outlined in the Mortenson Operations Manual.  


  • Setting up, flagging

  • Inspecting rigging properly

  • Running a site level

  • Checking-in truck deliveries against bill of lading when load arrives

  • Counting bars and bundles of rebar, dobies, and wire mesh

  • Directing forklift/crane to unload delivery truck

  • Shaking out rebar and distributing/organizing accordingly

  • Using pliers to tie rebar intersections with tie wire

  • Splicing mats or rebar sections together with short rebar dowels

  • Understanding building codes/requirements

  • Cutting excess rebar ends and miscellaneous pieces with gas cut saw or cutting torch

  • Installing mechanical rebar splices by bolting or welding ends together

  • Installing caps on vertical rebar dowels for safety

  • Installing rebar dowels into fresh concrete footings

  • Determining number, size, shape, and location of reinforcing rods from blueprints, sketches, or oral instructions

  • Bending steel rods with hand tools or rodbending machine

  • Reinforcing concrete with wire mesh

  • Ornamental Ironworker: Installing prefabricated ornamental ironwork

  • All other duties as assigned


  • Ability to move levers, shift gears, depress pedals and maneuver steering wheel to operator equipment

  • Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, crouch, kneel, climb, and periodically lift up to 50 lbs

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, procedure manuals, and load charts

  • Knowledge of equipment and their uses

  • Understand and apply basic mathematical skills (adding, subtracting, division, & multiplication)

  • Strong teamwork orientation

  • Positive attitude and professional customer service skills

  • Ability to work independently

This is just a general position description and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position. The duties and responsibilities of this position may change without notice.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Minimum of three years related experience

  • Must have passed the Apprentice Aptitude Test

  • Must possess valid driver’s license

 Benefits offered to Union craft team members include:  

EAP and mental health resources  

The Union provides additional benefits to team members in this position through a collective bargaining agreement, including vacation, health insurance, pension and job trainings. 

Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer. 


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Yearly based


CA, United States

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Job Posted:
2 days ago
Job Type
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