Sheet Metal Worker Career
Sheet metal workers perform various jobs using thin sheets of metal. While jobs vary, some sheet metal workers make (or, as it’s sometimes termed, “fabricate”) metal parts for different industries in a factory setting. Other sheet metal workers install metal ducts for HVAC systems (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) in buildings. A third group of sheet metal workers repair leaks or breaks in HVAC systems and are known as maintenance sheet metal workers.
Sheet metal fabrication workers often use automated machines – like computer-controlled saws or lasers – to cut and bend the metal sheets in a factory setting. Installation sheet metal workers, on the other hand, manually install the sheet metal on construction or renovation sites.