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Become A Sheet Metal Fabricator

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Working As A Sheet Metal Fabricator

  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • $38,150

    Average Salary

What Does A Sheet Metal Fabricator Do At Johnson Controls

* Insulates and assembles product for delivery
* Identifies and calculates amount of materials, thickness, size, etc., required for product
* Completes usage forms and logs completed orders
* Sets up and operates all machinery and hand tools needed to complete product
* Forms all shapes and sizes of sheet metal as per drawings or work instructions
* Changes dies and performs basic machine maintenance as required
* Verifies dimensions of work piece
* Other duties may be assigned
* This job has no supervisory responsibilities

What Does A Sheet Metal Fabricator Do At Hill Phoenix

Operate all equipment in the Sheet Metal Department, break presses, punch pressesDeliver Parts and deburr, when neededRead and follow written and verbal directions, blueprintsMaintaining high standards in quality and quantityMaintains work area in clean, safe, and orderly mannerAssist co-workers where needed with their assigned areas, when neededPrioritize and multi-task when faced with requests, demands and deadlinesAble to respond to heavy workload when necessarilyOther duties as assigned Skills, Experience, & Training

What Does A Sheet Metal Fabricator Do At C & C Heating & Air Condi

Fabricate sheet metal for residential applications using CAD computer program on a Plasma layout machine

What Does A Sheet Metal Fabricator Do At Iowa Employer

iDeveloping methods and procedures to improve and maintain product quality standards;iAssisting in gathering and analyzing data to plan, coordinate and report quality improvements;iTroubleshooting quality problems;iCollaborating with more experienced engineers in preparing quality analyses and recommending necessary quality procedure changes;iAssisting in preparing reports on rejected or defective

What Does A Sheet Metal Fabricator Do At Yulista Holding, LLC

* This position has no supervisory duties.
* This position has the responsibility and authority to carry out assigned tasks.

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How To Become A Sheet Metal Fabricator

A high school diploma or equivalent combined with technical and on-the-job training is typically required to become a welder, cutter, solderer, or brazer.

Education & Training

A high school diploma or equivalent combined with technical and on-the-job training is typically required to become a welder, cutter, solderer, or brazer. High school technical education courses and postsecondary institutions, such as vocational–technical institutes, community colleges, and private welding, soldering, and brazing schools offer formal technical training. In addition, the U.S. Armed Forces operate welding and soldering schools.

Courses in blueprint reading, shop mathematics, mechanical drawing, physics, chemistry, and metallurgy are helpful.

An understanding of electricity also is helpful, and knowledge of computers is gaining importance as welding, soldering, and brazing machine operators become more responsible for programming robots and other computer-controlled machines.

Although numerous employers are willing to hire inexperienced entry-level workers and train them on the job, many prefer to hire workers who have been through training or credentialing programs. Even entry-level workers with formal technical training still receive several months of on-the-job training.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Courses leading to certification are offered at many welding schools. For example, the American Welding Society offers the Certified Welder and Certified Welding Fabricator designations.

Some welding positions require general certification in welding or certification in specific skills, such as Certified Welding Inspector or Certified Robotic Arc Welding.

The Institute for Printed Circuits offers certification and training in soldering. In industries such as aerospace and defense, which need highly skilled workers, many employers require these certifications. Certification can show mastery of lead-free soldering techniques, which are important to many employers.

Some employers pay the cost of training and testing for employees.

Important Qualities

Detail oriented. Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers perform precision work, often with straight edges and minimal flaws. The ability to see details and characteristics of the joint and detect changes in molten metal flows requires good eyesight and attention to detail.

Manual dexterity. Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers must have a steady hand to hold a torch in one place. Workers must also have good hand-eye coordination.

Physical stamina. The ability to endure long periods of standing or repetitious movements is important for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers.

Physical strength. Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers must be in good physical condition. They often must lift heavy pieces of metal and move welding or cutting equipment, and sometimes bend, stoop, or reach while working.

Spatial-orientation skills. Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers must be able to read, understand, and interpret two- and three-dimensional diagrams in order to fit metal products correctly.

Technical skills. Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers must be able to operate manual or semiautomatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments.

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Sheet Metal Fabricator Demographics


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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Mandarin

  • Italian

  • Vietnamese

  • Chinese

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Top Sheet Metal Fabricator Skills

  1. Aircraft Parts
  2. Product Specifications
  3. CNC Punch
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Operated five axis water jet machine to cut aluminum and titanium aircraft parts of assorted configurations
  • Tested and adjusted machine speeds and actions, according to product specifications using gauges and hand tools.
  • Job: Sheet metal fabrication, including operation of programmable Shears, Brake Presses and CNC Punch Machine.
  • Provided HVAC consultation and design/build services resulting in sales of systems for a gymnasium, swimming pool, 25,000 sq.
  • Develop and lay out patterns that use materials most efficiently, using computerized metalworking equipment to experiment with different layouts.

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