Field Installer, HVAC Sheet Metal Installer (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Sheet Metal Installer), Journeyman Sheet Metal Worker, Sheet Metal Apprentice, Sheet Metal Fabricator, Sheet Metal Foreman, Sheet Metal Installer, Sheet Metal Layout Mechanic, Sheet Metal Mechanic, Sheet Metal Worker
What is a
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.
Operation and Control
Complex Problem Solving
Electronic mail software
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Industrial control software
Operating system software
What Will You Do as a
Create construction or installation diagrams.
Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements
Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly.
Mark reference points on construction materials.
Assemble products or production equipment.
Weld metal components.
U.S. Employment Demand Metrics
Projected Annual Job Openings:
How Much Can You Earn?
Average Yearly Salary
What Education Do You need?
People starting in this career usually have
Less than High School Diploma
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Some College, but No Degree
Doctorate or Professional Degree
Common Past Positions
Machine Operator (lots of types)
Common Next Positions
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