Sheet Metal Workers

Sheet Metal Workers

Fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings. Work may involve any of the following: setting up and operating fabricating machines to cut, bend, and straighten sheet metal; shaping metal over anvils, blocks, or forms using hammer; operating soldering and welding equipment to join sheet metal parts; or inspecting, assembling, and smoothing seams and joints of burred surfaces. Includes sheet metal duct installers who install prefabricated sheet metal ducts used for heating, air conditioning, or other purposes.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Cooperation * Initiative * Integrity * Innovation * Analytical Thinking * Independence * Self Control * Adaptability/Flexibility

Representative Tasks * Determine project requirements, such as scope, assembly sequences, or required methods or materials, using blueprints, drawings, or written or verbal instructions. * Fasten seams or joints together with welds, bolts, cement, rivets, solder, caulks, metal drive clips, or bonds to assemble components into products or to repair sheet metal items. * Convert blueprints into shop drawings to be followed in the construction or assembly of sheet metal products.


Construction, Manufacturing,

Job Family Construction and Extraction

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