SHEET METAL WORKERS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION

Sheet Metal Workers
Job Description:
SHEET METAL WORKERS build a wide variety of products from sheets of steel, aluminum, copper and other alloys and install the finished products. They are skilled in projects involving heating, air conditioning, ventilation of commercial buildings and private homes, including indoor air quality, energy management, service and repairs. Also, Architectural Sheet Metal including siding, fascia, flashing, gutters, and conductors, along with historical restorations, metal roofs, exhaust systems, and installation of kitchen equipment.

SHEET METAL WORKERS work both in the field and in the shop utilizing mathematics and pattern layout development methods. They cut, bend, and shape sheets of metal. They use specialized fastening devices, such as bolts, rivets, screws and solder. In addition, several applications of welding procedures are performed.

SHEET METAL WORKERS use hand and power tools and equipment including shears, breaks, punch and forming presses, edging and crimping machines, hammers, grinders, etc. A SHEET METAL WORKER is trained in the Testing, Adjusting and Balancing of mechanical systems as well as servicing them. Computers related to our industry are Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and Direct Digital Controls.

SHEET METAL WOKERS use hand and power tools and equipment including shears, breaks, punch and forming presses, edging and crimping machines, hammers, grinders, etc. A SHEET METAL WORKER is trained in the service of sheet metal and HVAC systems along with computers related to the industry- CAD Drafting, Direct Digital Controls Service Work, and Testing and Balancing.

Working Conditions:
Work done on the job site requires the ability to climb ladders and to work from scaffolds. Working and sanitary conditions in shops are generally good, but on outside jobs, workers may be exposed to extremes of heat, cold or dampness and great heights.

Interest and Temperament:
SHEET METAL WORKERS must be able to follow instructions and have a good working knowledge of math and mechanical drawing. They must understand blueprints and be able to maintain specific dimensions. They must also enjoy working with their hands and have the ability to think independently.