Ironworkers Local Union 482 provides our contractors with a highly skilled, safety trained and drug free workforce.
We pride ourselves in our skills and work ethic. We work to provide a decent living wage for our members, to provide health insurance for them and their families and provide a pension plan, so that when retirement comes, they will still be able to provide for themselves and their family with dignity.
In partnership with our contractors we have a commitment to excellence, to ensure projects are safe, completed on time and under budget. We have always believed that education and training is the cornerstone of our Local Union. A well trained Iron Worker is always in demand. We provide extensive training through our Apprenticeship Program, continuing education and a unified voice advocating for fair wages and safe working conditions. We also offer Journeymen upgrading in the newest industry techniques, so that we can keep Journeymen skills evolving with the ever changing construction industry.
Local 482 represents ironworkers in Austin, TX and the surrounding area. Our members are the best-trained and safest ironworkers in the industry.
An ironworker is a tradesman (man or woman) who works in the ironworking industry. Ironworkers erect (or even dismantle) the structural steel framework of pre-engineered metal buildings, single and multi-story buildings, stadiums, arenas, hospitals, towers, wind turbines, and bridges. Ironworkers assemble the structural framework in accordance with engineered drawings. Ironworkers also unload, place and tie reinforcing steel bars (rebar) as well as install post-tensioning systems, both of which give strength to the concrete used in piers, footings, slabs, buildings and bridges. Ironworkers load, unload, place and set machinery and equipment and operate power hoists, forklifts, and aerial lifts. They unload, place and fasten metal decking, safety netting and edge rails to facilitate safe working practices. Ironworkers finish buildings by erecting curtain wall and window wall systems, pre-cast concrete and stone, stairs and handrails, metal doors, sheeting and elevator fronts. Ironworkers perform all types of industrial maintenance as well.
Historically ironworkers mainly worked with wrought iron, but today they utilize many different materials including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastics, glass, concrete and composites.