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Faq’s

Frequently Asked Question

Frequently Asked Question

What is a Reinforcing Ironworker “Rod Buster?”
Rodbusters install reinforcing steel for cast in place concrete for commercial, high-rise, foundations, walls, slabs, and columns, power plants and heavy highway construction.
What is Gladiator Training?
Gladiator training is the first step to entering the Reinforcing Ironworkers Apprenticeship Program.
If I have a criminal record will that count against me?
No, most projects won’t require background checks. There are certain jobs that will, which will be mandated by the Owner of the project.
What does the Gladiator training consist of?
The class consists of classroom and physical hands on training.
When are the classes available?
The classes are scheduled according to the manpower needs of our contractors.
Will I get paid for the training?
No. You don’t pay us, we don’t pay you.
Will I be a guaranteed a job upon completion of the Gladiator training?
No, you will be evaluated according to your skill, and based on the instructor’s evaluation you will be referred to one of our contractor’s.
How should I dress for the training?
Construction quality pants, (no cut offs or sweats) shirt with a minimum 4 inch sleeves, leather hard toe 8” high top lace up boots are mandatory. NO LOOSE OR BAGGY CLOTHING.
Do I need to buy tools for training?
No, all required tools are provided.
What tools will I need to purchase to get started with my career as a Rodbuster after the training?
A list of required tools will be provided for you before the end of the Gladiator training class.
Will my Gladiator hours count towards my apprenticeship?
Yes. The apprenticeship is a two year program.
What is the starting rate of pay?
Pay will vary by employer, location and type of project. Wage increases will come according to the Apprenticeship Standards in the prospective areas.
What are the benefits of making this a career?
Benefits are:

A two year apprenticeship
Quality training
Vacation fund
Contribute to a pension plan
After you are hired by a contractor and work approximately 3 months in most cases, you will become eligible for:
Healthcare
Dental
Vision coverage
Optional dependent coverage.

Are you an experienced Rodbuster?

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Are you an experienced Rodbuster?

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