Full-Time Craftsperson – Iron Worker

Full-Time Craftsperson – Iron Worker

Job Summary
Cardinal Construction is seeking full-time craftspeople with ironwork and welding experience.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Unload and position by appropriate methods prefabricated steel components for hoisting as required.
  • Connect (either temporarily or permanently) structural steel members by fastening with bolts or by welding into place.
  • Cut and weld steel pieces using appropriate methods and tools.
  • Dismantle structures and equipment using appropriate tools.
  • Operate construction equipment, as needed;
  • Read and interpret building plans in coordination with Project Superintendent;
  • Ensure compliance with safety rules and procedures to minimize risk of workplace accidents; and,
  • Additional tasks, as needed.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum 1-year experience in a similar role.
  • Experience with both vertical and overhead stick welding.
  • Thorough knowledge and expertise of the construction process.
  • Physical stamina sufficient to perform construction-related activities including, but not limited to lifting and carrying a minimum of fifty (50) pounds; repeated pounding, standing, bending, stooping, climbing in and around equipment, and up and down ladders throughout daily work shifts.
  • Work at elevated heights.
  • Willingness to travel to jobsites within Iowa, as needed.

Company Information
Cardinal Construction is dedicated to developing trust-based partnerships through integrity, exceptional workmanship and service. For more than 120 years, we’ve helped clients build, expand and renovate their businesses to keep up with the changing marketplace. Located in Waterloo, Iowa, we provide general construction, construction management and design-build services to clients throughout the state. Our primary markets include senior living, education, commercial, industrial and healthcare.

As a general contractor, our skilled team performs minor excavation, concrete foundations and flatwork, rough and finish carpentry, and steel erection. For all other building components, we have established relationships with local and regional subcontractors and suppliers that share our commitment to integrity, quality workmanship and service.

Our People-First Culture
We believe our people are our strongest asset and greatest resource to our Clients. Whether in the field of office, each person’s knowledge, experience and attitude impacts our success as an organization.

Through programs like on-the-job training, paid training, promotion from within and performance coaching, we strive to provide opportunities for personal and professional development at all levels of our organization.  We also enjoy time together as a company through a number of events held throughout the year. Examples include company picnics, holiday celebrations, Cardinal Night at the Ballpark, Milestone Celebrations, and more.

Our people-first culture extends to all aspects of our business including employee benefits. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Healthcare Plan
  • Flexible Spending Plan
  • 401(k) Match
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Training
  • Power-Tool Leasing Program
  • Tuition Coverage

We believe in working hard and doing everything we can to ensure positive experiences for all of our clients. To that end, we invest in our team members, so they gain the skills, experiences and tools necessary for success.

Cardinal Construction, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to:

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@cardinalconst.com