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Sheetmetal trades workers

Sheetmetal trades workers mark out, shape, form and join sheetmetal and other materials to make products and components.

What do sheetmetal trades workers do?

  • study blueprints, drawings and specifications
  • select metal stock, such as stainless steel, galvanised iron, mild steel, aluminium and copper, and check sizes, gauges and other dimensions of metal stock against specifications
  • mark out and cut metal stock, shape and form it into products, finish products by polishing, filing, sanding and cleaning assembled products
  • may specialise in fabrication, or on-site assembly and installation, of sheetmetal products
  • may produce aircraft sheet metal components requiring advanced drawing and calculating skills
  • may specialise in decorative copperwork

Very low

projected job openings


qualified full-time wage


employed full-time

Jayden, a sheetmetal trades worker at Rodney Plowman Restorations

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