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The iron working industry is very strenuous and most tedious. An Ironworker must be alert at all times in order to perform the duties of connecting, welding, installing decking, in addition to climbing, lifting, sitting, standing, bending and pulling of the steel in the erection of buildings and spanning of bridges.

An Ironworker is a stalwart (brave) individual with a great deal of upper body strength for twisting, turning, and awkward postures of the back. Blueprint and drafting reading are a part of the training to become an Ironworker and safety is a plus in training and working side by side with co-workers and other Craftsmen.

Iron work is performed inside and outside in most weather conditions.

Training Classes




Introduction to Blue Prints and Reinforcing


Rigging and Cranes

Foreman Training

Metal Buildings

Pre Cast Erection

CPR First Aid

History of the Ironworkers


Post Tensioning

Mark Breslin''s Survival of the Fittest

New Semester

The up-coming semester will begin on August 13, 2013.  Classes are every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm till 9:00pm.  As always we will have guest speakers on various aspects and safety.

Journeymen Up-Grades

Welding on structural, tube & pipe (SMAW, FCAW and GWAW) Blue Print reading, Foremen Training, Rigging Training and OSHA 10 and 30 for all journeymen

Bio of instructors

Aldo M. Irias-Duron

I became a member of Iron Workers Local Union 58 in August 1992, completed the program in May 1995, I was also the outstanding apprentice where I competed in Charleston, S. Carolina in the Texas, Mid-South and the Southeastern States District Council Apprenticeship Competition.  August 1995 I was recruited as an instructor, and  held that position till January 2003 then I was appointed as local 58''s Coordinator and on January 1, 2010 I was appointed as Iron Workers State Apprentice Coordinator.  Since 1995 and I have attended the Iron Workers Instructor Training Program, I  have also held several offices in the local from Examining Committee, Sergeant At Arms and as an Executive Board Member and currently as Recording Secretary and I am  the Chairman of the American Welding Society "New Orleans  Section".

We have two new instructors Dennis Cuevas and Aldo Duron Jr. Both completed the apprenticeship program and now contributing to the future apprentices of local 58.  Their bio's are soon to come.