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.
Also called: HVAC Sheet Metal Installer (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Sheet Metal Installer); Journeyman Sheet Metal Worker; Sheet Metal Mechanic; Sheet Metal Worker

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • building and construction
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Business
  • management
  • customer service
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
    Controlled Movement
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
    Spatial
  • imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

Technology:

    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • PTC Creo Parametric
    Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
  • Applied Production ProFab
  • JETCAM Expert
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    no high school diploma/GED
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