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Sheetmetal Trades Worker

Sheetmetal Trades Workers make various products using sheetmetal. Their job involves using specifications to make sure that they have the proper tools and materials. The job involves using equipment like hammers, grinders and torches to shape the metal and then assembling it through welding and bolting

Duties and tasks

  • Applying finishing touches to products through processes like polishing, filing and sanding
  • Choosing the proper metal for each blueprint
  • Using measuring equipment to mark metal and cutting it using handtools and powertools
  • Viewing specifications to make sure that they have the proper tools and materials for each job

Skills required

  • Ability to properly assess and manage timeframes
  • Critical thinking
  • Effectively using math to find answers
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving skills

Working conditions

A Sheet Metal Worker spends his or her time in an environment that may be hot and noisy. It is important for these people to follow safety precautions and have the proper protective gear. This job involves a great deal of standing and can be physically demanding.

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