IS STRUCTURAL METAL FABRICATION & FITTING RIGHT FOR YOU?

Are you:

  • Attentive to detail?
  • Cooperative?
  • Dependable?
  • Concerned for Others?
  • Trustworthy?
Job Description:

Fabricate, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products

Tasks:

  • Verify conformance of workpieces to specifications, using squares, rulers, and measuring tapes.
  • Align and fit parts according to specifications, using jacks, turnbuckles, wedges, drift pins, pry bars, and hammers.
  • Move parts into position, manually or with hoists or cranes.
  • Position, align, fit, and weld parts to form complete units or subunits, following blueprints and layout specifications, and using jigs, welding torches, and hand tools.
  • Study engineering drawings and blueprints to determine materials requirements and task sequences.
  • Set up and operate fabricating machines, such as brakes, rolls, shears, flame cutters, grinders, and drill presses, to bend, cut, form, punch, drill, or otherwise form and assemble metal components.
  • Lay out and examine metal stock or workpieces to be processed to ensure that specifications are met.
  • Tack-weld fitted parts together.
  • Lift or move materials and finished products, using large cranes.
  • Remove high spots and cut bevels, using hand files, portable grinders, and cutting torches.

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Regional Occupation Statistics:

Average Hourly Salary

  • Entry-Level                     $17.49
  • Median                           $22.36
  • Experienced                   $29.49

Annual Openings                   568

2021 Projected Employment 302

Average Education Level      High School Diploma/GED

Sources:   Labor Market Data EDSI

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