Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7235
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Job Duties for Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters

  • Study engineering drawings and blueprints, determine the materials required, and plan the sequence of tasks to cut metal most efficiently
  • Construct patterns and templates as guides for layouts
  • Lay out reference points and patterns on heavy metal according to component specifications
  • Rig, hoist and move materials to storage areas or within worksite
  • Assemble and fit metal sections and plates to form complete units or subunits using tack welding, bolting, riveting or other methods
  • Set up and operate various heavy-duty metal-working machines such as brake presses, shears, cutting torches, grinders and drills, including computer numerical control (CNC) equipment, to bend, cut, form, punch, drill or otherwise form heavy-metal components
  • Install fabricated components in final product.

Working Conditions for Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters

Work is generally performed outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Safety measures must be carefully followed to prevent injury from working at heights, equipment, heat, and airborne particles.

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