Iron Worker resume example with 12+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

Safety-driven Ironworker promoting 4-year career working outdoors in extreme temperatures and lifting heavy items. Determined employee willing to communicate properly with all team members. Ready for new position with company that appreciates hard work and attention to detail. Adaptable individual boasting a background in analyzing blueprints, specifications and sketches. A motivated Ironworker with experience implementing corrective actions to alleviate project issues. Dedicated employee known for punctuality, pursuing employment options where good customer service and positive attitude will make a difference. Flexible hard worker ready to learn and contribute to team success. Organized and motivated employee eager to apply time management and organizational skills in various environments. Seeking entry-level opportunities to expand skills while facilitating company growth.

  • Training & Development
  • Relationship building
  • Effective customer communication
  • Blowtorches and equipment
  • Stick Welding
  • Sheet metal fabrication
  • Leadership
  • Active listening
  • Flexible
  • Physically fit and agile
  • Manufacturing and warehouse procedures
  • Certified Pallet Jack Operator
  • Safety awareness
  • General construction
  • Certified Fall Protection Trainer
  • Equipment operations
  • OSHA training
  • Warehouse picking
  • Staging and sorting
  • Loading and unloading
  • Materials movement
  • Shipping operations
  • Certified forklift operator
  • Pipe and ductwork experience
  • Blueprint knowledge
  • Insulation tools and equipment
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Friendly, positive attitude
  • Communication
  • Planning
Education and Training
Tarrant High School Birmingham, AL Expected in 05/2008 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Thompson Construction - Iron Worker
Cottage Grove, OR, 06/2018 - 01/2022
  • Studied blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine layout of work.
  • Worked closely with structural ironworkers, ornamental Ironworkers, riggers and machinery movers, enabling clear and safe cross-functional operations.
  • Signaled crane operators in safe and accurate lifting and placing of reinforcing iron members and moved rebars manually into specific positions.
  • Received structural steel and moved it to modular locations.
  • Safely used metal shears, hacksaws, bar cutters and other tools to cut metal components for installation.
  • Performed mod assembly, erected and connected structural steel and leveled and torqued connections after steel placement.
  • Studied and understood blueprints and specifications before beginning work on projects.
  • Determined safety risks associated with projects and implemented precautions to address risks.
  • Positioned steel units, aligned holes and inserted temporary bolts while checking alignments and joining steel parts using simple torque and hand tools.
  • Collaborated with construction foreman to establish and confirm task sequences and reinforcing requirements.
  • Encouraged workers to take precautions to prevent mishaps and injuries on job sites.
  • Led and mentored less-experienced ironworkers and assisted foremen in assigning work activities.
  • Assessed blueprints and specifications to determine aspects of project before work started.
  • Identified problems that occurred on job and took cost-saving measures to provide resolution.
  • Performed layout and set up blocking in mod footprint.
  • Removed and replaced existing grating and structural steel with cranes and boom truck materials.
  • Followed safety guidelines through proper machine guarding and lockout and tagout procedures.
  • Scraped off excess spatter using portable grinders and arc-cutting equipment.
  • Operated manual and semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments together.
  • Laid out, positioned, aligned and secured parts and assemblies with straightedges, squares and calipers.
  • Monitored fitting, burning and welding processes to avoid overheating parts, warping, shrinking, distortion and expansion of materials.
  • Completed minor torch ups with MIG welders.
  • Prepared broken parts for welding by properly grooving and scarfing surfaces.
  • Maximized shop organization and equipment lifespan by maintaining equipment.
  • Determined welding strategies using metallurgy knowledge, geometry and welding techniques.
  • Created precision pieces using application of electrode and gun along weld line.
  • Adjusted weld machines to correct settings for precision and waste reduction.
  • Produced work using appropriate welding techniques, metallurgy knowledge and engineering requirements.
  • Cleaned and inspected parts and assemblies at each production stage and documented production defects.
  • Positioned and clamped workpieces together and properly assembled in jigs and fixtures.
  • Welded fabrication materials, continuously checking for safety and quality.
  • Studied technical documentation to determine project specifications and determine correct welding techniques.
  • Cut, contoured and beveled metal and structural shapes to achieve accurate dimensions.
  • Cut components to fit circuit boards and repaired improperly assembled circuit boards.
  • Prepared workpiece edges by grinding, cutting, buffing or bending to verify snug fit.
  • Created safety guards, angle iron and square tubing.
Zachry Holdings, Inc. - Insulator
Juliette, GA, 06/2016 - 06/2018
  • Prepared insulation and other materials prior to beginning each project, placing focus on efficiency and waste reduction.
  • Repaired, removed or applied insulation on industrial and mechanical equipment including heat exchangers, tanks and pumps.
  • Determined appropriate amounts and types of insulation needed and installation methods required to satisfy project demands.
  • Measured and cut insulation to fit installation specifications and provide adequate covering for surfaces.
  • Demonstrated thorough understanding of and skill for insulation preparation and installations.
  • Protected insulated pipes from damage or decay by installing and securing sheet metal.
  • Installed loose or foam insulation in tight spaces to meet building code requirements.
  • Utilized fabricating equipment to cut, bend and straighten sheet metal for insulation projects.
  • Applied adhesives and other compounds to ready surfaces for insulation.
  • Identified specific heat retaining or excluding properties required and selected corresponding insulation materials.
  • Measured and marked dimensions of work materials and surfaces using various tools.
  • Removed and sealed off old asbestos insulation following strict remediation protocols.
  • Installed required materials in supportive frameworks, including furnace casings, rain gutters, pipes, tubes and downspouts.
  • Assembled and installed equipment such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes and furnace casings.
Hajoca Corporation - Warehouse
Texarkana, TX, 02/2014 - 01/2016
  • Operated warehouse equipment with caution and according to manufacturer instructions to reduce risk of accidents and malfunctions.
  • Utilized GPS to optimize routes and continuously meet estimated delivery times.
  • Used RF scanner to pick items from bins and complete orders.
  • Prepared products for packaging and shipping according to company specifications.
  • Verified contents of inventory loads against shipping papers to determine discrepancies.
  • Unloaded merchandise from delivery trucks quickly and efficiently.
  • Attended company safety meetings to implement new measures.
  • Positioned lifting devices under or around loaded pallets and boxes to secure materials for transport.
  • Mentored newly hired employees on warehouse safety procedures and demonstrated proper operation of tools to avoid mishaps.
  • Pulled and prepared product for shipment to guarantee loads of exact quantity and product type.
  • Used high reach trucks, pallet jacks and forklifts to safely move merchandise.
  • Maneuvered forklift over and around loaded pallets, boxes and other materials.
  • Maintained current forklift training and certification as required by company policies.
  • Transported material to correct locations and documented inventory changes.
  • Inspected lifts before use to prevent damage to goods.
  • Reported safety and quality issues to management.
  • Divided and sorted product shipments received using account information and shipping labels.
Spectrum Brands Inc. - Warehouse Worker
Acworth, GA, 07/2008 - 10/2013
  • Loaded, unloaded and broke down freight to wood pallets for distribution to storage locations across warehouse.
  • Operated equipment such as platform rider electric pallet jacks, forklifts and overhead cranes daily to move loads.
  • Helped drivers get freight unloaded smoothly at busy distribution warehouse.
  • Removed cargo from large containers at shipping docks.
  • Managed efficient downstacking with team of 2, averaging 1.5 hours per truck.
  • Attended to accident scenes to move freight from disabled vehicles to new trucks.
  • Maintained clean, safe working environment by removing waste from job site prior to shift completion.
  • Performed repetitive assembly tasks with hand and power tools and automated equipment.
  • Met company and OSHA safety guidelines for work site operations to minimize worker risk.
  • Sorted and placed materials or items on racks, shelves or in bins to keep warehouse organized.
  • Collaborated with team members to complete assigned tasks and meet tight deadlines.
  • Reported safety violations to supervisor to reduce risks and accidents.
  • Loaded and unloaded daily material shipments, keeping products organized and secure to prevent damage and optimize handling.
  • Operated pallet jacks and forklifts to load and unload supplies and materials.
  • Monitored team member work and assisted with accomplishing objectives.
  • Operated palletizer machinery to stack finished product on pallets.

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School Attended

  • Tarrant High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Iron Worker
  • Insulator
  • Warehouse
  • Warehouse Worker


  • High School Diploma

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