Merit Apprenticeship Program   
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Sheet Metal Worker


Plans, lays out, fabricates, assembles, installs, and repairs sheet metal parts, equipment, and products, utilizing knowledge of working characteristics of metallic and nonmetallic materials, machining, and layout techniques, using hand tools, power tools, machines, and equipment: Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches, or product specifications to determine sequence and methods of fabricating, assembling and installing sheet metal products. Selects gauge and type of sheet metal, such as galvanized iron, copper, steel, or aluminum or nonmetal material, such as plastics or fiberglass, according to product specifications.

Lays out and marks dimensions and reference lines on material, using scribers, dividers, squares, and rulers, applying knowledge of ship mathematics and layout techniques to develop and trace patterns of products or parts [SHEET METAL LAY OUT WORKER (any industry) 809.281-010] or using templates. Sets up and operates fabricating machines, such as shears, brakes, presses, forming rolls, and routers, to cut, bend, block, form, or straighten materials. Shapes metal material over anvil, block, or other form, using hand tools. Trims, files, grinds, deburrs, buffs, and smooths surfaces, using hand tools and portable power tools.

Welds, solders, bolts, rivets, screws, clips, caulks, or bonds components parts to assemble products, using hand tools, power tools and equipment. Installs assemblies in supportive framework according to blueprints, using handtools, power tools, and lifting and handling devices. Inspects assemblies and installation for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments, such as calipers, scales, dial indicators, gauges, and micrometers. Repairs and maintains sheet metal products. May operate computer aided drafting (CAD) equipment to develop scale drawings or product or system. 

O*NET Code: 47-2211.00

DOT Code: 804.281-010
AIMS Code: 0510

Sheet metal workers fabricate or install products that are made from thin metal sheets, such as ducts used for heating and air-conditioning.

Specialized Skills Summary

Please fill in the form below to enter your specialized skills. Use the blank box for additional information regarding your specialized skills. Your other specialized skills may give you more eligibility for an interview. You will be contacted by MAP after submitting this form.

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1st Trade Choice:
Sheet Metal Worker
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Specialized Skills: Check all your specialized skills below:
  Use of hand tools
Use of machine tools and processess
Flux, rivets, and fastening devices
Measurements and layouts
Bench work
Installing duct work and equipment
General sheet fabrication and installation of 
       skylights and ventilators
Safety practices
Insulation of duct work (lining, etc.) 
Are you currently working in construction? Yes No Full-Time Part-Time Laid-Off
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