What’s the daily life of a iron worker/welder?
How long does it usually take for a new welder to get used to or comfortable with the union and field welding in general? What are some tasks that the field workers do day to day? What other work do you do as an iron welder besides welding?
It can take a new welder anywhere from a few weeks to several months to get used to the union and field welding in general. This depends on the welder’s background and the equipment he is working with. It is important for a welder to develop the skillset needed to effectively and safely complete the task at hand.
The tasks that the field workers do on a daily basis can vary depending on the project, but generally it will involve fabricating and welding large steel structures, such as bridges and buildings, using torches or other welding equipment with precision and accuracy.
Some of the other work an iron worker does besides welding can include measuring and leveling, using cutting tools to fit the pieces together, and using cranes to lift and position heavy material. Workers may also be asked to inspect and maintain their equipment, dispose of any excess material, and transport equipment to job sites.