What does a Precision Metal Fabricator (200G) do?

Precision Metal Fabricators make metal products, parts, and components for the medical, aircraft/ transportation, telecommunication, and high tech industries.

Job Related Skills, Interests and Values

  • Interpreting/verifying engineering drawings to produce manufacturing layouts and programs
  • Performing metal fabrication calculations using various methods (by hand and computer)
  • Transferring engineering specifications to work piece materials or to machine controls (CNC); writing, editing, verifying program by referring to CAD drawings and machine program manual
  • Planning, preparing, and organizing metal fabrication process
  • Using measuring tools including verniers, callipers, calculators, micrometers, squares, etc.
  • Inspecting and verifying quality of the part or product; testing welds, finishing edges and surfaces, and recording quality assurance data
  • Perform metal removal operations using correct hand and bench tools for optimum cutting; performing punch and bending operations
  • Working cooperatively with supervisors and co-workers; continuously learning about new advances in metalworking technology and techniques in order to meet customer demand

What Preparation and Training Do You Need?

  • Secondary school diploma; math, physics drafting, metalwork, or Computer Assisted Design credits an asset
  • Completion of an 8,000-hour apprenticeship, including on-the-job and in-school training

What's Your Future as a Precision Metal Fabricator (200G)?

  • Full-time; field growing in importance
  • Mechanical aptitude and interest in blueprint reading and computer assisted design
  • Employers include metal manufacturers, auto industry, shipbuilding, aluminum door and appliance manufacturing, and electronics

Wage Rate

Apprentice wage increases with skills and expertise. Fully qualified workers earn an average of $22.00 per hour.

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