Sheetmetal Trades Workers

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Sheetmetal Trades Workers mark out, shape, form and join sheetmetal and other materials to make products and components.
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Sheetmetal Trades Workers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
8,800
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1070
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Low
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Moderate growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks

  • studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine job, material and equipment requirements
  • selecting metal stock, such as stainless steel, galvanised iron, mild steel, aluminium and copper, and checking sizes, gauges and other dimensions of metal stock against specifications
  • marking out metal stock with reference points and lines, using templates, gauges and other measuring instruments
  • cutting metal stock along guidelines using hand and power shears, guillotines and drills
  • shaping and forming cut metal stock into products using folding and bending machines, rollers, presses and hammers
  • fitting and assembling components into final products by welding, riveting, soldering, brazing and otherwise joining
  • finishing products by polishing, filing, sanding and cleaning assembled products
  • may repair damaged sheetmetal products and components
  • 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

Job Titles

  • Sheetmetal Trades Worker

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Engineering
  • Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade
  • Certificate IV in Engineering

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