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Overview

Metal Fabricators mark off and fabricate structural steel and other metal stock to make or repair metal products and structures such as boilers and pressure vessels.

Day-to-day

  • studies blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine job requirements
  • selects, cleans and prepares metal stock
  • cuts marked out metal sections and shapes using hand tools, flame cutting torches and metal cutting machines
  • shapes and bends metal sections and pipes using hand and machine tools, and by heating and hammering
  • aligns parts to be joined using hand tools and measuring instrument
  • joins metal sections using various welding techniques, bolting and riveting
  • examines welds for width of bead, penetration and precision
  • cleans and smoothes welds by filing, chiselling and grinding.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

To become a Metal Fabricator

Skills employers are looking for

  • Boilermaking

  • Welding

  • Mig and Tig Welding

  • Forklift Operation

  • Communication Skills

  • Teamwork / Collaboration

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