Sheetmetal Trades Worker

Sheetmetal Trades Workers mark out, shape, form and join sheetmetal and other materials to make products and components.
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$1600 per week
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    Overview

    Sheetmetal Trades Workers mark out, shape, form and join sheetmetal and other materials to make products and components.

    Day-to-day

    • studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine job, material and equipment requirements
    • selecting metal stock, such as stainless steel, galvanised iron, mild steel, aluminium and copper, and checking sizes, gauges and other dimensions of metal stock against specifications
    • marking out metal stock with reference points and lines, using templates, gauges and other measuring instruments
    • cutting metal stock along guidelines using hand and power shears, guillotines and drills
    • shaping and forming cut metal stock into products using folding and bending machines, rollers, presses and hammers
    • fitting and assembling components into final products by welding, riveting, soldering, brazing and otherwise joining
    • finishing products by polishing, filing, sanding and cleaning assembled products
    • may repair damaged sheetmetal products and components
    • may specialise in fabrication, or on-site assembly and installation, of sheetmetal products
    • may produce aircraft sheet metal components requiring advanced drawing and calculating skills
    • may specialise in decorative copperwork.

    Considerations

    • Working outdoors

    To become a Sheetmetal Trades Worker

    Skills employers are looking for

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