about the job
Sheet metal workers make or install products made of metal sheets. Sheet metal is thin steel, aluminum, or another alloy metal. Examples of products made by metal workers include HVAC ducts, metal roofing, siding, and gutters. Sheet metal workers may also install nonmetallic materials like fiberglass and plastic board.
what you'll do
Metal workers select the required type of metal according to the product plans. They will measure and mark all dimensions and reference lines on the metal sheets, then drill holes where fasteners will be placed. If manufacturing a product in a plant, they then install the metal sheets on supportive frameworks. If installing on a jobsite, they will fabricate the product there. Once the product is in place, sheet metal workers will fasten the seams and joints by welding, soldering, bolting, or riveting.
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what you'll make
The average starting salary is $47,990-$55,960 but will vary depending on experience and training.