Journeyman Class Descriptions

 

Below is the 2019 Journeyman upgrade schedule, dates, and general description of the classes.  Please call the St. Paul Training Center at 651-489-3829 to enroll and for more information.

 

 

TO:  All Full Dues Paying Members 512 - Region A


FROM: Larry Gilbertson, Training Director

Pete Teigland, Apprenticeship and Training Coordinator

 

Listed below are the journey-person upgrade classes that are scheduled for the first half of 2019 at the Training Center in St. Paul.

You will need to register with the Training Center by the stated deadline for each class to reserve your spot in the class and ensure that there are enough Ironworkers to hold the session.

 

All Journey-persons are encouraged to take advantage of this training! The more training and certs our members have, the easier it is to put them to work and to secure more work for Local 512.

The better trained we are as individuals, the stronger we are as a Union! "Skills Pay the Bills"

If you have any questions or need training for any certification that is not listed above, please contact Lori at 651- 489-3829.


The following training sessions are scheduled to be held at the Training Center in St. Paul.

OSHA 10 Hour: This class runs for 10 hours over a 2 day period. You must attend both days.

Friday, February 8, 2019-5:30 pm to 10:30 pm &

Saturday, February 9, 2019-7:00 am to 12:30 pm

Deadline to register for this session is Friday, February 1, 2019


MSHA (Newly Employed Inexperienced Miner): This 24-hr training is required to enter any mine site including all taconite and sand plants. Other locations may soon require this training as well.

Refresher - Saturday, January 12, 2019-7:00 am to 4:30 pm

Deadline to register for this session is Friday, January 4, 2019

New Miner & Refresher - Saturday, March 16, 2019-7:00 am to 5:30 pm

Deadline to register for this session is Friday, March 8, 2019

The requirements to obtain an MSHA New Miner certification are OSHA 10 Hour training, current First Aid/CPR training and a 9 hour MSHA Newly Employed Inexperienced Miner class.


First Aid & Adult CPR: This training allows only 10 Ironworkers per session.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 (2 sessions) (7:00 am to 1:00 pm OR 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm)

Deadline to register for this session is Friday, January 11, 2019

Saturday, March 9, 2019 (2 sessions) (7:00 am to 1:00 pm OR  1:00 pm to 6:00 pm)

Deadline to register for this session is Friday, March 1, 2019


Post Tension: This training session will be a half day review followed by a test for the Post Tension certification. This session is for those who have a certification that has lapsed or those not certified through the Post Tension Institute.

Saturday, March 2, 2019-7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Deadline to register for this session is Friday, February 1, 2019



Forklift Training: This class provides training in the safe operation of a forklift. (Hard tires, warehouse type)

Saturday, March 23, 2019-7:00 am to 1:00 pm

Deadline to register for this session is Friday, March 8, 2019

 

Scaffold User Training: This class provides training for working safely on scaffolding.

Saturday, February 23, 2019-7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Deadline to register for this session is Friday, February 15, 2019

 

Welding: The primary goal is certification with SMAW, E7018 (stick) and FCAW (flux-cored wire, self shielding­ no gas). Also training and testing of stainless steel welding.

Saturdays- January 12, February 9, March 9, & April 13, 2019 Weld shop will be open from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Deadline to register for this training session is Friday, January 4, 2019

 

EPRI Industrial Rigging Certification: The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) conducts both written and practical exams to attain their Industrial Rigging certification which can be helpful for working in the nuclear industry. Class consists of a rigging review and written test, the practical test can be given to those who pass the written test.

Saturday, March 2, 2019-7:00 am to 3:00 pm (Review and written test)

Sunday, March 3, 2019-7:00 am to 3:00 pm   (Practical exams)

Deadline to register for this training session is Friday, February 1, 2019

 

PR0-10 Training: Ironworkers need to complete Core 4 (4 hours) and 6 hours of additional training. Ironworkers who have graduated within the last five (5) years from the apprenticeship program will only need to complete the 6 hour session. Ironworkers who currently do not have the Core 4 training will need to complete the ten (10 hour) training session.

Saturday, January 26, 2019-7:00 am to 5:30 pm

Deadline to register for this training is Friday, January 18, 2019


Aerial Lift Training: This course is designed to allow the ironworker to meet the general training requirements set forth by applicable OSHA Regulations and ANSI Standards. Course will include hazard awareness and basic operation of an aerial lift or an aerial lift platform.

Saturday, January 19, 2019-7:00 am to 2:00 pm

Deadline to register for this training is Friday, January 11, 2019


Foreman Training: This 24 hour course is designed to develop skilled Ironworker foremen. During the course, participants will learn the roles and responsibilities of the foreman. In addition, participants will learn how to create an effective work team, communicate effectively, apply problem-solving skills, document and maintain records, maintain labor-management relations, plan and schedule work, implement a safety program and ensure the quality of work. Must attend all three (3) Saturdays.

Saturdays, February 9, 16, & 23, 2019-7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Deadline to register for this training is Friday, February 1, 2019


Pre-glazed Panel Installation and Caulking: This course will provide training in the skills required to unload, layout, rig, and install pre-glazed window panels and properly weatherproof with caulking. You must attend both Saturdays.

Saturdays, March 16 & 23, 2019 - 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Deadline to register for this training is Friday, March 8, 2019

 

Advanced Layout/Total Station Training: This course is designed to train in the use of Advanced Layout equipment including the Total Station. There will be a large math component that must be completed before you attend the class. This class will be limited to 12 people. Class will meet on 3 consecutive Saturdays.

Saturdays, April 6, 13, & 20, 2019- 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Deadline to register for this training is Friday, March 1, 2019
 

Blueprint Reading: This course is to provide instruction on the elements of blueprints, types of drawings, architectural and engineering drawings, and conveyor drawings. Must attend both Saturdays.

Saturdays, January 26 & February 2, 2019 - 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Deadline to register for this training is Friday, January 18, 2019


Rigging and Signal-person Refresher: This is a new course just developed by the International. This course will allow you to be reissued Qualified Rigger and Qualified Signal-person qualifications. The Qualified Rigger refresher requires passing written tests in Rigging and Cranes. The Qualified Signal-person refresher requires passing both a Crane written test and a hands-on Crane Signal Assessment.

Saturday, February 2, 2019- 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Deadline to register for this training is Friday, January 25, 2019

 

Ironworker Rigger and Signal-person Certification: This new certification developed by our International will be replacing the previously offered NCCCO Rigger and Signal-person certification that our members had to pay for out-of-pocket. Requirements for this certification include the following: 6,000 hours of industry experience, completed and passed the IW Rigging and Cranes courses, comply with IMPACT Substance Abuse Policy or Owner Controlled program, and must pass a written test and hands-on performance test.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Deadline to register for this training is Friday, March 15, 2019

 

One Final Note: The Ironworkers Local 512 and IMPACT are looking to implement a journeyman upgrade incentive program which will reward our members for participating in upgrade training. Anyone taking any of the above listed classes, with at least 5 years of ironworker membership will be enrolled in the incentive program. More information will be forwarded as the program is developed.

PRO-10 TRAINING

This is a 10-hour Professional training course for union construction workers, their signatory contractors, and the clients of these contractors to enhance the communication, cooperation, and productivity on all job sites. PRO-10 training was developed to further the understanding between each party and create a more harmonious and effective work environment.

PRO-10 starts with the "CORE 4," which is four hours of training on safety, communication, mutual respect, and professionalism. All parties on a PRO-10 job site must go through this training as well as an additional six hours of supplemental training provided by each trades training program or their trade's association.

Ironworkers need to complete Core 4--4 hours and 6 hours of additional training. Ironworkers who have graduated within the last five 5 years from the apprenticeship program will only need to complete the 6 hour session.

Ironworkers who currently do not have the Core 4 training will need to complete the 10 hour training session.

 

AERIAL LIFT TRAINING

This course is designed to allow the Iron Worker to meet the general training requirements set forth by applicable OSHA Regulations and ANSI Standards.  The course will include hazard awareness and basic operation of an aerial lift and/or an aerial lift platform.


 

MSHA REFRESHER

MSHA - MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION TRAINING


This certification expires after 1 year


This 8-hr course is designed to provide the Iron Worker with re-training in miner’s rights and responsibilities, in order to keep their MSHA certification.

Requirements: 
 MSHA Newly Employed Inexperienced Miner class.

Applications:
MSHA training is required for every worker before he starts work on an active mining site including all taconite and sand plants.  This includes Frac sand mining operations.



OSHA 10 - SAFETY COURSE

This course is a mandatory requirement for all Iron Workers
This certification expires every 3 years in North Dakota ONLY

This 10-hour course is designed to provide the Iron Worker student with training in the basics of occupational safety and health. This 10-hour OSHA course teaches the basic practices of identifying, reducing, eliminating and reporting hazards associated with construction work. 

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply OSHA standards including - Confined spaces subpart-C
  • Apply OSHA standards including - Hazard communications subpart-D
  • Apply OSHA standards including - Personal protective equipment subpart-E 
  • Apply OSHA standards including - Material handling subpart-H
  • Apply OSHA standards including - Tool safety subpart-I
  • Apply OSHA standards including - Electrical safety subpart-K
  • Apply OSHA standards including - Scaffold safety subpart-L
  • Apply OSHA standards including - Fall protection subpart-M
  • Apply OSHA standards including - Stairways and ladders subpart-X


MSHA - MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION TRAINING

This certification expires after 1 year (see MSHA Refresher below)
This 24-hr course is designed to provide the Iron Worker student with training in miner’s rights and responsibilities, health effects of surface mining, respiratory devices and self rescue, mine specific health and safety regulations, transportation and communication systems, ground control plans, work environment of a surface mine, electrical hazards, fires and appropriate action in case of fire, mine hazards, hazards related to explosives, and first aid/CPR.

Requirements:
Needed to obtain a MSHA New Miner certification are OSHA 10 hour training, current First Aid/CPR training, and a 9 hour MSHA Newly Employed Inexperienced Miner class.

Applications:
MSHA training is required for every worker before he starts work on an active mining site including all taconite and sand plants.  This includes Frac sand mining operations.



FIRST AID & ADULT CPR

This course is a prerequisite for MSHA
This certification expires after 2 years

This 6-hr class teaches you how to administer CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and First Aid. You'll learn how to handle emergency situations, take basic precautions to prevent disease transmission, care for injuries or sudden illness until advanced medical help arrives, help someone in breathing and cardiac emergencies and administer chest compressions. This class also teaches you to care for life-threatening bleeding, sudden illness, shock and injury.


 

POST TENSION CERTIFICATION

This class will be a half day review followed by a test for the Post Tension certification. This is offered for those who have a certification that has lapsed or those not certified through the Post Tension Institute.
The class outlines the basic body of knowledge that should be possessed by all Iron Workers involved in the installation of single strand unbonded post-tensioning (PT) systems.


 

FORKLIFT TRAINING

This class trains the Iron Worker with safe operating skills of the forklift for both inside and outside a building.


 

SCAFFOLD USER TRAINING

This course teaches the Iron Worker on the proper use, erecting and dismantling of different types of scaffolding utilized in the construction industry. Iron Workers who perform work while on a scaffold must be trained and qualified in the subject matter to recognize the hazards associated with the type of scaffold being used and to understand the procedures to control or minimize those hazards.


 

NCCO RIGGING AND SIGNAL PERSON

The basic rigger and signal person training consists of eight hours of training that includes power point presentations, text and reference materials, audio visual graphics for signalperson training and testing, and multiple choice tests.

This certification is valid for 5 years and is transferrable from employer to employer. A written test and a practical (hands-on) test will be administered for both Rigger and Signalperson. The Training Center will provide study materials and a review session. Just attending class is not enough to attain certifications; you must have a passing grade on tests.


 

WELDING

This 12-week shop-class is held on Saturday mornings for 4-hours and is designed to provide the Iron Worker with welding certificates in oxyfuel gas cutting, shielded metal arc, flux cored arc, or gas tungsten arc welding processes. To receive your enrollment fee at the end of the course you must certify in a welding process.

Certifications available:

  • FCAW
  • SMAW
  • Stainless Steel
  • Deck welding
  • Rebar
  • Other specialty processes that must be cleared by the Training Coordinator before the course begins

COMET - Construction Organizing Membership Education Training

This 8-hr course provides useful information about the challenges facing the Ironworker union and provides thought provoking questions and suggestions for how to navigate the world of construction in the 21st century. Participants will be encouraged to think about important issues facing them and their peers and to brainstorm and identify short-term and long-term solutions.

Applications

  • To help union members explain why every local union must organize unrepresented construction workers.  
  • Describe why it is important that union members understand and support organizing within their local’s jurisdiction and build for the future.


 

FOREMAN TRAINING FOR IRONWORKERS

This 24-hour course is designed to develop skilled Ironworker foremen. During this course the participants will learn the roles and responsibilities of the foreman. In addition, they will learn how to create an effective work team, communicate effectively, apply problem-solving skills, document and maintain records, maintain labor-management relations, plan and schedule work, implement a safety program, and ensure the quality of work. 


 

OSHA 30 - SAFETY COURSE


This 30-hr course is designed to provide the Iron Worker with training in a variety of OSHA areas in order to improve their ability to work safely on construction sites.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply OSHA standards including Subpart C, Standard 3-1.1, Subpart D and Subpart E.
  • Apply OSHA standards including Subpart F, Subpart H, Subpart I and Subpart J.
  • Apply OSHA standards including Subpart K. Subpart L, Subpart M and Subpart N.
  • Apply OSHA standards including Subparts O, W, G, P, Q, X and confined space entry.
  • Apply OSHA standards including Subpart R and lead hazard.


OUR LOCATIONS

Region A:

Main Hall
851 Pierce Butler Route
St. Paul, MN 55104-1634
Phone: 651-489-1488
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651-489-3829

Region B:

Hermantown Hall
3752 Midway Road
Hermantown, MN 55810
Phone: 218-724-5073
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Region C:

Bismarck Hall
410 S 22nd Street 
Bismarck, ND 58504
Phone: 701-663-4266
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