Sheet metal workers construct or install products made from thin metal sheets in a variety of settings.

What Do Sheet Metal Workers Do?

Thin sheets of metal such as steel or aluminum are essential components of both manufacturing and construction, and sheet metal workers are responsible for fabricating and installing sheet metal products. They measure and cut sections of sheet metal, drill holes in it for bolts and screws, place and secure the sheet metal with supporting framework, modify sheet metal parts as necessary throughout the course of the project at hand, and maneuver and fasten large pieces of sheet metal. Sheet metal workers often construct heating and air conditioning ducts, metal roofs, and gutters. Some of these workers, called fabrication sheet metal workers, make precise sheet metals parts for various industrial purposes, while others are specifically tasked with the repair and maintenance of sheet metal ventilation systems.