Contact

Welcome,
New User

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Fabricate, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products.

View All

    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Verify conformance of workpieces to specifications, using squares, rulers, and measuring tapes.
    • Align and fit parts according to specifications, using jacks, turnbuckles, wedges, drift pins, pry bars, and hammers.
    • Move parts into position, manually or with hoists or cranes.
    • Position, align, fit, and weld parts to form complete units or subunits, following blueprints and layout specifications, and using jigs, welding torches, and hand tools.
    • Study engineering drawings and blueprints to determine materials requirements and task sequences.
    • Set up and operate fabricating machines, such as brakes, rolls, shears, flame cutters, grinders, and drill presses, to bend, cut, form, punch, drill, or otherwise form and assemble metal components.
    • Tack-weld fitted parts together.
    • Lay out and examine metal stock or workpieces to be processed to ensure that specifications are met.
    • Lift or move materials and finished products, using large cranes.
    • Remove high spots and cut bevels, using hand files, portable grinders, and cutting torches.
    • Mark reference points onto floors or face blocks and transpose them to workpieces, using measuring devices, squares, chalk, and soapstone.
    • Set up face blocks, jigs, and fixtures.
    • Position or tighten braces, jacks, clamps, ropes, or bolt straps, or bolt parts in position for welding or riveting.
    • Locate and mark workpiece bending and cutting lines, allowing for stock thickness, machine and welding shrinkage, and other component specifications.
    • Erect ladders and scaffolding to fit together large assemblies.
    • Hammer, chip, and grind workpieces to cut, bend, and straighten metal.
    • Design and construct templates and fixtures, using hand tools.
    • Install boilers, containers, and other structures.
    • Direct welders to build up low spots or short pieces with weld.
    • Straighten warped or bent parts, using sledges, hand torches, straightening presses, or bulldozers.
    • Smooth workpiece edges and fix taps, tubes, and valves.
    • Preheat workpieces to make them malleable, using hand torches or furnaces.
    • Heat-treat parts, using acetylene torches.

    Skills

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

    • Control Precision

      The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

    • Multilimb Coordination

      The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

    Knowledge

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • Building and Construction

      Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

    Career Video

    Additional videos and more information available on CareerOneStop

    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 38030/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 18.28/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 3,710
    • Yearly Projected Openings 290

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Cooperation
    • Dependability
    • Concern for Others
    • Integrity
    • Adaptability/Flexibility

    Tools

    • Shears
    • Punches or nail sets or drifts
    • Power saws
    • Hydraulic press brake
    • Drill press or radial drill

    Technology

    • Spreadsheet software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer aided design CAD software

    Tags

    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.
    Need help on researching occupations and careers? Download the Guide to Researching Occupations (PDF).

    Need help on how to research education and training programs? Download the Guide to Higher Education (PDF).

    Budget Calculator

    Answer a few questions to determine your target salary. Use this target salary to help choose the right occupation for you.

    Lifestyle Calculator

    Answer a few questions to determine your target salary. Use this target salary to help choose the right occupation for you.

    Workforce Supply Tool

    Workforce Supply Tool

    The Workforce Supply Tool provides statistics for the occupations in highest demand throughout Ohio.

    You can view statewide statistics as well as more region specific information.

    Visit Site
    Powered By: