Commitment to Excellence

Highly Trained Workforce

Cost, Quality Time & Safety


Training is received through a three-year Apprenticeship at the Riggers, Machinery Movers & Machinery Erectors Local 136.

The Apprenticeship is recognized by the United States Department of Labor (DOL).

During this three-year Apprenticeship:

  • Apprentices attend school 208 hours a year
  • Work 700 to 1500 hours per year
  • Starting wage is 70% of Journeyman’s wage as established by the collective bargaining agreement
  • Wage increases are based on completion of on-the-job training hours and school hours
  • Benefits include health care, pension and annuity.


  • Orientation to the trade
  • Labor History
  • Math for Ironworkers
  • OSHA 10-Hour
  • OSHA 30-Hour
  • Rigging
  • Cranes
  • Fork Truck
  • Aerial Lift
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Confined Space
  • Scaffold User/Erector
  • Conveyors
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Welding and Cutting
  • Foreman Training
  • Disaster Response
  • Fork Truck and Aerial Classes are scheduled for:
    • July 17 – 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
    • July 18 – 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
    • July 19 – 8:00 a.m.

    Reservations are required; call the office at 708-615-9300. Classes are being held at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont. Check the date on your card!

Skills Needed

The skills needed to perform this work are acquired through training.It is a combination of on-the-job training and training at the Apprentice & Training School for Local 136.Training is available for both Journeymen and Apprentices.


ENROLLMENT – When Opened

Requirements on the day of application are as follows: If you don’t have all your documents with you, don’t apply.

  • You must apply in person
  • Bring your birth certificate – you must be 18 years or older
  • Original (or certified copy) of your High School Diploma or equivalent G.E.D. Certificate
  • Your driver’s license or state photo I.D.
  • A $20.00 non-refundable application fee – money order or cashier’s check only. Absolutely no personal checks or cash will be accepted.
  • Be able to read, write, and speak English.



Applicants will be required to take an aptitude test.

  • At a later date, interviews will be scheduled for applicants.
  • You must pass a drug test and provide a physical from doctor.
  • You must also have reliable transportation to the jobsites and to school.
  • A valid driver’s license is required at the time of selection.

Apprentice Coordinator

Daniel O’Donnell



Welding shop is open for practice, training of apprentices and journeymen as well as for certification of welders.

Certified Welding Inspectors

John McAuliffe

Adam Kwolek