Metal Fabricator

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.

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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

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