Local 751 Ironworkers

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum age to apply?

The minimum age for apprenticeship is 18 years old.

What are the minimum qualifications required?

You must be 18 years of age and be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D. You must have a willingness to work hard and a desire to learn. You will also need to provide a copy of your birth certificate, a valid driver's license, and a resume of work experience.

How do I apply?

All applicants seeking employment who have less than journeyman skills must apply through the Apprenticeship committee.

All persons must complete a formal application. Applicants must have valid driver's license and social security card. Applicants may provide letters of recommendation from past employers.

Where do I apply?

Ironworkers Local 751
8141Schoon St.
Anchorage, AK 99518
(907) 563-4766
Applications are available at the dispatch halls during normal business hours, Monday through Friday.

Or you can click here to apply online!

What training will I receive?

All candidates must attend 24 hours of Safety & Orientation prior to being eligible to go to work. Classes will be scheduled when the local union needs one or more new apprentices for employment. Annual classroom instruction normally occurs during February through April each year with a requirement of attending classes for a three week period without pay, unless eligible for unemployment benefits.

What do ironworkers do?

See what the trade is about!


The work process to be learned and the approximate hours required for each are:

1. Structural        2,500 hours
2. Reinforcing        1,700 hours
3. Ornamental        700 hours
4 . Sheeting        800 hours
5 . Rigging        300 hours
TOTAL        6,000 hours

Continued Education:

204 hours of related classroom training shall be required each year.

What is the starting wage for an apprentice?

The starting apprentice wage is $18.47 and Journeyman wage is $30.79. The monthly dues have been changed to $40 a month.

How long does an apprenticeship last?

6,000 hours of combined classroom and on-the-job training, usually completed in a three to four year period.

Is there traveling involved?

Ironworkers local 751 jurisdiction covers the entire state of Alaska. There are many projects outside the Anchorage and Fairbanks areas. Apprentices are expected to travel to these jobsites if so dispatched. Out-of-town subsistence is available outside a 65-mile zone from Anchorage or Fairbanks.

What are the normal hours of work?

You can expect to work from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm 5 days a week. Many jobs work 10 hours per day, 6 or 7 days a week during the summer.

Is there an application fee?

There is an application fee at the time of dispatch for new apprentices or apprentice applicants of $100.

How much are union dues?

Apprentices currently pay $40.00 per month in dues.

Will I be drug tested?

All apprentices will be tested before they are indentured and are subject to random testing.