Ironworkers Local Union #380

Ironworkers Local Union #380

1602 E. Butzow Dr
Urbana, IL 61801

Phone: (217) 367-6014




Description of the Trade:  The Iron Working Industry is made up of these five subcategories Structural, Reinforcing, Ornamental, Rigging and Machinery Movers, and Welding and Burning.  Some Local Unions are specialized in certain aspects of the trade.  Local Union 380 is a mixed Local Union that performs all parts of the trade.

Structural Ironworkers

  • Unload, erect, and connect fabricated iron beams to form the project skeleton.
  • Work primarily on industrial, commercial, and large residential buildings.
  • Build towers, bridges, stadiums, wind turbines, and prefabricated metal buildings
  • Erect and install pre-cast beams, columns, and panels.

Reinforcing Ironworkers

  • Fabricate and place steel bars (rebar) in concrete forms to reinforce structures.
  • Place rebar on appropriate supports and tie them together with tie wire.
  • Install post-tensioning tendons (cables) to place in concrete forms along reinforcing steel.
  • Stress the tendons using hydraulic jacks and pumps after the concrete is poured and hardened

Ornamental (Architectural) Ironworkers

  • Install metal windows into a building’s masonry or wooden openings.
  • Erect curtain wall and window wall systems that cover the steel or reinforced concrete structure of a building.
  • Install and erect metal stairways, catwalks, gratings, doors, railings, fencing, elevator fronts, and building entrances.

Rigging and Machinery Moving Ironworkers

  • Load, unload, move, and set machinery, structural steel, and curtain walls.
  • Operate power hoists, cranes, derricks, forklifts, and aerial lifts.
  • Have knowledge of fiber lines, wire rope, hoisting equipment, and proper hand signals.

Welding and Burning Ironworkers
Welding and burning equipment are considered tools of the trade and are performed by structural, reinforcing, ornamental, and rigging ironworkers to secure their work to the structure. Ironworkers can be tested to be designated a certified welder.

Contact Info: Charles Black, 1602 E. Butzow Dr., Urbana, IL, 61802; 217/367-6014;

General Requirements: Applicant must be 18 years of age. Provide a birth certificate, high school diploma, or GED. Provide a valid driver’s license at the time of application. Must be physically able to perform the work, and be able to pass drug test. An aptitude test will be scheduled at a later date.

Jurisdiction: Local 380 has jurisdiction over 17 counties in Illinois and Indiana.

Application Process: Applications are accepted year-round.  Applicants can submit applications in person or at Those who have applied will be notified when we start the testing process. Please contact the Business Office to inquire.

Apprentice Training: This is a 4-year program during which the apprentices attend classes on Monday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. running concurrently with the regular school year.

Wages:  The starting hourly wage rate is $23.00 – $25.00 with possible increases every six months.