A sheet metal mechanic can create almost anything using the material he/she or she masters. If you need to install heating or air conditioning ducts, stainless steel equipment, roofing, siding, or anything else made of sheet metal, a sheet metal mechanic is the person you need to call.
They will select the right type of metal for you, measure it, and cut it into the desired shape. They will read blueprints to check where to install it, secure it with drilling or welding, and smooth rough edges. They use other materials as well, such as fiberglass or plastic. They work with a set of hand tools and fabricating machines to shape, assemble, and smooth the material to the necessary form.
The more you work, the better you get at this job, as is the case with many other professions. Your initial hourly pay will be around $18.16 an hour, but you can work this up to around $21.28 an hour, once you have gained more than finve years of experience in the trade.