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Question 1 of 24
What is the most difficult situation you have had to face and how did you tackle it?
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1.
My dad drowning, having lifesaving skills I approached the problem calmly and brought him safely to the side of the pool using the techniques I had been tought.
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In the beginig of my career the society wich recrute me was in trouble with soutretante client they need many plans drawn by autocad and I had to work for so long time at home tracing and drawing it was hard for me as a beginner.
3.
Not being able to start school, and finish with a certification. But I did.
4.
5g pipe welding. Consulted peers and instructors to gain insight on the best techniques.
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Question 2 of 24
If you could, would you choose a different career?
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Yes if it made me go forward and riche my experience yes sure.
2.
Outside of the metalworking trade, no.
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I don't know yet. I want to find out what's out there and maybe I would try for something else. But I want to work hands on in a union.
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I wouldn't choose a different carrer than a iron worker right not at this point in my life.
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No I love the industrial field.
Question 3 of 24
How did you conquer your fear of heights?
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It take time but now I don't have any problem with that fear.
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I started roofing houses when I was 15 and have been ever since then.
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Patiently and safely climbing with three pints of contacts.
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Never had a fear of heights.
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I started climbing and made goals and when I met my goal I would go higher.
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Ive never had fear of heights.
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By doing other crafts in the field such as scaffolding and boilermaker work.
Question 4 of 24
What is the highest structure you have worked on?
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Its a tower it might be 40 metre.
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Never worked on a high structure, but I get very excited when I am just around a talk building or bridge and know that people have worked hard to make this.
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Roofs and scaffolding, working disaster restoration.
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30 story building. Washing windows professionally.
Question 5 of 24
Have you ever had a mis-communication with the crane operator? What happened?
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Yes we wound up having to unload the shingels and walk them to the otherside of the roof.
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No I have never had a miscommunication with crane operator.
3.
No usally had riggers that work that department.
Question 6 of 24
How did you conquer your fear of heights?
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Never had a fear of heights.
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Never had fear of heights.
Question 7 of 24
What do you enjoy most about being an ironworker?
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Working with iron and building.
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Is the weather of working and being in high places make you as a king of the area.
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I enjoy working with iron and steel I enjoy being outside I enjoy being a part of a team.
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Working with my hands, knowing my hands are making mans providing for my family.
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Having never worked in the field prior, I look forward to acquiring new skills and having new experiences each day.
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The self pride that it offers and the different jobs sights I get to be a part of.
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If I get the chance to be a ironworker, Iwill be part of a brotherhood just like when I was in the NAVY.
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The challenges I face and overcome and building things with my hands.
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The brotherhood will be the greastest reward, and it is a highly respected job.
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Hanging steel and impacting.
Question 8 of 24
How quickly do you work?
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At a safe and steady pace with accuracy a priority.
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Quickly enough to accomplish my job as good as possible.
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I work as efficiently as I am abel to at all times unless it poses a threat to me or my fellow workers.
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As fast as safety allows.
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I work very quick but also as safe as possible, not over doing something that can cause harm to myself or others.
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As quickly and efficiently as possible while maintaining safe working habits and providinh a quality finished product.
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I am time effecting whilst remaining safe.
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I can run laps around many people I work with currently.
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I work fast if I am confident in what im doing. I work efficiently. I'm a Measure twice and cut once kinda guy.
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I work at a good pace with safety in mind, Iconcentrate on doing it right the first time so it doesn't have to be done over.
Question 9 of 24
How important is safety for you and your coworkers?
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Safety is #one priority and that is everyone's responsibility.
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Its very important and maybe I can say that safety come first of all.
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Very, I believe in slow and right. Never rush without thinking something over. Cause accidents Han happen in a blink of an eye.
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Safety comes before anything.
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Safety is of utmost importance, both personal safety and being conscientious of the safety of others around you.
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So important that inspired not jeopardize safety to get a job done quickly. If something looks wrong I would tell the Forman.
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Very. I want everyone I work with to go back to there family after every job.
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I don't want to have to tell a co worker's family that he died.
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Safety comes first, and I always watch out for hazards that can hurt or kill me and any of my co-workers.
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Safety is very important, there are a lot of saety hazards that one has to keep watch on. Its also my job to inform any safety hazards.
Question 10 of 24
What makes you passionate about being an Ironworker?
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I love working with steel and bui and weldinglding.
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I need to feel good and better in what I do.
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My father was a welder my girlfriends father was a ironworker I enjoy working with my hands.
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The skill and talent and hard work ironworkers put in to there job and I know I can do that as well.
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The fact that its unique job. Everybody can't do this job. The skill it requires. Its a fearless job. It's dangerous but its that risk reward associated with it. Seeing some of the structures that have been erected its like that was done by a group of guys that came in got the job done on something that will be here for a long time after most of us our gone. Those structures carry a legacy.
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To become part of a team and a brotherhood, to build structures that form the skyline and be able to take pride in what the team has accomplished.
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It's the support - without it material just don't work.
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The pride that it would give me to have a mans job.
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It is a fun job that pays well.
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This is a proud organization, and well respected byb everyone. Its hard work that I look forward to being a part of.
Question 11 of 24
Why are you the best ironworker for us?
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I'm smart, strong dedicated and want to be part of the brotherhood.
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Because I have moste positive qualities of an ironworker im an openminded man I love that job and I do make familliar relations with other workers and I can solve problem wich I face with confident.
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Because I have worked in many areas of construction im stong mentaly and physicaly and want to be a part of a brother hood.
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I am a very hard worker. I'm always eager to learn more. I'm not a quitter, and it's an opportunity to show my talents.
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Because I'm focused, i'm hungry for this position and ive researched and learned what this job entails. It interests me. There were jobs ive had that I didnt do my diligence with and if a job doesn't interest for what it is you do then its gonna be a situation where you.
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I'm a determined individual who isn't afraid of a hard days work. I'm eager to work, and willing to learn new skills whenever there is an opportunity to do so.
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Like making things like working with iron committed passionate eager to learn like the idea of how steel supports.
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Mechanical background not affront I get dirty stamina and I would be very proud to call myself an ironworker pride.
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I am a fast learner. I am very smart, and can deal with adversity. I am young and plan on doing this for a career. I take my work seriously and I am reliable.
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I have a good work ethic.
Question 12 of 24
What is your philosophy towards work?
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The work have to be perfectly done.
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I feel I have a good work ethic I know that work needs to be done to keep the economy growing a feed my family so every day im not working im only hurting my self.
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Honest days work honest days pay.
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Take pride in my work. If I appreciate it others will too.
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Work hard do quality work.
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My philosophy towards work is to try and consistently better myself and improve my skills, to do the highest quality job possible.
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Hard work pays off and is reckonized and you must work hard for the things you want.
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Work hard, work fast, and be efficient.
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Work hard enough so that no one ever works harder than me.
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My philosophy is that I am dedicated to anything ido, and I will di my best at the task.
Question 13 of 24
What do you feel is an acceptable work attendance record?
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I know in family emergencies that require you to leave I think thats acceptable but other than pending emergencies whether it be legal or personal obligations you should be there ready to go.
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Not missing work at all unless it's a Serious emergency.
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Workers should be on site everyday on time, barring extreme circumstances.
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100% unless sick to the point of hospitalization.
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Only when you are really too ill to work.
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If you are scheduled to work you be there.
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Don't miss work unless its medical or major car problems or a death of a family member.
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Never miss work unless ill or major car trouble.
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That if sick bring note from doctor or jury duty is an acceptable reason.
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Not missing more than 3 to five days a year.
Question 14 of 24
What did you like and dislike about your previous job?
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I Liked the diversity but safety and benifits fell short.
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I like it beacause it give me a lot of new experience and I dislike it because its was very hard.
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Liked co workers and managers.
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Litterialy buring in the sun everything else was great.
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The pay and the inconsistency of my bosses.
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I wasn't able to get the hrs I needed.
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Liked the people and immediate supervisor that I worked with. Disliked time constraints on routes when doing a different route everyday.
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I was doing renovation and construction. But I had limited hours.
9.
Nothing really there's some that think they know it all and rush rush till somebody gets hurt do not like working around people that are unsafe.
Question 15 of 24
What do you like about your present job?
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Now im an autocad designer I love my job and I can give a lot in that.
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I get to work around different leads and co workers, and learn something new every day about the job and others.
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Working outdoors with my hands, in an active environment.
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Meeting people working with boundaries making decisions.
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I know what to expect. And if I run into a problem I have people I can rely on for help.
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Work outdoors and keep in shape.
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I work in a safe and friendly work environment.
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Flightdeck on aircraft carrier.
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Watching something that I built that's standing.
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Physicly demanding mentaly demanding working with a crew being a part of a team building and I enjoy being outside.
Question 16 of 24
Are you happy with your career as an ironworker?
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I believe being a career ironworker would be just as good as hitting the lottery.
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Yes I feel it would help get me to where I want to be.
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I do think I will b happy as a ironworker. I know it will b times where I am pushed hard, but I will rise to thee occasion.
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I will b happy if I am allowed the opportunity to b en a part of the iron workers union.
Question 17 of 24
Why should we hire you?
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I am a valuable asset and will always represent the union as a professional member.
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Because I am the right man for you.
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Because I will dedicate my self to this union and my brothers.
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I will prove myself for this Union and I'm a young male that needs guidance.
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I am a hard worker, dependable, can take orders and follow them out as orderd. I put safety first at all times. I have worked in the construction field and worked with rebar, also I have worked in the medal dept at peddifrew & sons.
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I am on time I work hard I am safe I am easy to work with and if I dont know or under stand something I ask I do not proceed working if the work becomes unsafe.
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Because I have right motive and caladeral to do the job.
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I am dependable, im know I have made mistakes in my past by not thinking about my future. I know now what I have to do in life to be a man.
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Because I'm safe and I bring my skills and experience to the job that will show day by day.
Question 18 of 24
What was your biggest disappointment as an ironworker?
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Building something wrong.
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Having accident while working.
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I have no disappointment as a ironworker. I am sure that I will not like everything that comes with being an ironworker if I get a chance to part of this union.
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Being laid off because they over hired.
Question 19 of 24
What was your greatest accomplishment as an ironworker?
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Every time. I finish a jobi have that feeling.
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I am not an ironworker yet.
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I am looking forward to completing my first accomplishment as a ironworker.
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I have not reached my goal as an ironworer yet.
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I am looking forward to becoming an ironworker.
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Staying steady working do not drag up on job cause I don't like for what ever reason.
Question 20 of 24
Describe a difficult project and how you overcame it?
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I was missing some pre fabed pipe on a plant shutdown and was under.
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Worked together with great people.
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Working on small motors there was this one engine that passed all expect ions yet would not run properly there was a small price of debris inside a vent preventing a vaccu at high r p m.
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Fixing my truck I dident have the proper tools but I found a way to get in the engine using the resources I
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Replacing foundation walls are difficult, dangerous, and challenging. In follow safety instruction, and I follow the instructions that I was given. In the end each time the project was complete .
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When selling an item at my last job; I had to convince the customer in every way that is was right for them.
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Foundation wall are difficult always. Forming basement walls are tricky when complete walls come out. Hard back breaking work, but it can be done. I kept doing as ordered and in became a believer in my boss really fast.
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A beam that didn't want to go in had to sledge the hell out of it but tied to piece of wood to cover beam tie down with #9 wire to not damaged the steel empervise.
Question 21 of 24
How do you handle stress and pressure?
User-Submitted Answers
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I step back and, shake it off and regroup.
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By having fun after the work and somtimes doing sport.
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Exercise and sense of humor.
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As well as I can understress and pressure I do my best to be on point.
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I adapt quickly and I let most things figure themselves out but I can work well under pressure.
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I handle stress pretty good, Iwork well under pressure.
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I handle stress and pressure very well, Ijust keep it moving. It will pass.
Question 22 of 24
What is your greatest strength?
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I can handle pressure and obstacles well.
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My greatest strength is being abel to make quick decisions and being abel to use my mind as well as my body.
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Attention to detail, dependable, Iput safety first, Iknow that I have to show up at work everday .
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Heath, mind, loyalty, attention to detail. Can take orders.
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Making things work with not having the stuff to get the job done basically empervise to make it happen.
Question 23 of 24
What major challenges and problems did you face at your last position?
User-Submitted Answers
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Prints were often wrong and safety was lacking.
2.
The major challenges I have faced in my last position started when I first started I was scared of heights but I over came that fear talking to a co worker who had been doing it his whole life.
3.
Learning the producers without proper training and being thrown in a position with no experience.
4.
Working on residential homes limits you to when you can be on that job, the home owner decides when and how you can work.
Question 24 of 24
Why do you want a career as an ironworker?
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Working with steel is my career and I want to be part of the brotherhood.
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Because I want to work hard and get dirty and use tools and use my Brain.
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This is a good career, well respected. The learnin process will nevr stop. This will b the brotherhood I lost when I decide to get out of the NAVY .
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Because that is exactly what is ; a career not just a job.
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Good career, the learning process will never stop, it will b a challenge which I look forward to. Its a well respected career.
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I want a fulfilling career life friendships and I would like to become a great welder.

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