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Sheet Metal Workers

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Fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings. Work may involve any of the following: setting up and operating fabricating machines to cut, bend, and straighten sheet metal; shaping metal over anvils, blocks, or forms using hammer; operating soldering and welding equipment to join sheet metal parts; or inspecting, assembling, and smoothing seams and joints of burred surfaces. Includes sheet metal duct installers who install prefabricated sheet metal ducts used for heating, air conditioning, or other purposes.


  • Sheet metal workers are primarily employed in construction and manufacturing industries.
  • Workers learn through informal on-the-job training or formal apprenticeship programs.
  • Job opportunities in construction should be good, particularly for individuals who have apprenticeship training or who are certified welders; applicants for jobs in manufacturing will experience competition.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $42,730/yr ($21.37/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma