Sheet Metal Workers :

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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $48,160.00
Average Time to Fill 38 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 5,068
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 11.88 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Braze metal parts or components
Weld metal parts and components
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Apply flux to workpiece before soldering or brazing
Weld metal structures
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Sand metal or plastic objects
File metal or plastic objects
Grind metal objects
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Position structural components
Position machines, equipment, or structures
Bend pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration or water lines
Preheat metal before welding, brazing, or soldering
Install building fixtures
Drill holes in construction materials
Shape metal or plastic
Cut metal or plastic material
Position workpiece prior to welding
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured metal or plastic products by hand
Install plumbing, piping, or water handling systems
Process metals using power or hand tools
Mold metal or plastic materials through bending or straightening

Performing General Physical Activities

Install sheet metal assemblies in supportive framework
Install green structural components, equipment or systems
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Install roofing materials such as shingles, tile, slate, or asphalt
Repair structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Repair sheet metal products
Mark reference points or cutting lines on workpieces
Erect scaffold on work site
Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed
Move heavy objects in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments
Polish metal or plastic objects
Climb ladders, scaffolding, and structures to reach work

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Welding Equipment
Occupational Health and Safety
Schematic Diagrams
Forklift Operation
Mig and Tig Welding

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