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.
Median Annual Wage: $45,070
Education: High school diploma or equivalent (60%); Less than high school diploma (18%); Post-secondary certificate (13%)
Projected Growth: Faster than average (15% to 21%)
Related Job Titles: Sheet Metal Mechanic; Sheet Metal Worker; Sheet Metal Apprentice; Field Installer; Sheet Metal Installer; Sheet Metal Layout Mechanic; Sheet Metal Fabricator; HVAC Sheet Metal Installer (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Sheet Metal Installer); Journeyman Sheet Metal Worker; Sheet Metal Foreman