Reinforced iron workers Position and secure steel bars or mesh in concrete forms in order to reinforce concrete. Use a variety of fasteners, rod-bending machines, blowtorches, and hand tools. Includes rod busters. Reinforced iron workers typically do the following:
Space and fasten together rods in forms according to blueprints, using wire and pliers.
Determine quantities, sizes, shapes, and locations of reinforcing rods from blueprints, sketches, or oral instructions.
Place blocks under rebar to hold the bars off the deck when reinforcing floors.
Cut rods to required lengths, using metal shears, hacksaws, bar cutters, or acetylene torches.
Cut and fit wire mesh or fabric, using hooked rods, and position fabric or mesh in concrete to reinforce concrete.
Bend steel rods with hand tools or rod-bending machines and weld them with arc-welding equipment.
Annual Apprenticeship Program Includes:
Registration of Apprentice with D.C. and/or Maryland (if apprenticed)
Attending Council meetings with and on behalf of Registered Employers
Monitoring Apprentice annual progression
Monthly on-site class evaluation for testing and hands-on
Monitoring monthly grades and attendance reporting
Monitoring monthly off-site OJT reporting
Monitor and submission of NCCER Student Certification material
Instructor, Lab and Book Fees