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Sheet Metal Worker

What does a Sheet Metal Worker do?

Sheet Metal Workers design, fabricate, assemble, install and repair sheet metal products.

- They lay out, measure and mark dimensions and reference lines.
- They use laser or other cutting equipment to cut, drill, pinch, bend and shape sheet metal.
- They fasten components together with bolts, screws, cement, rivets, adhesives or solder, or by welding.
- They install and repair sheet metal products and ensure installations conform to specifications and building codes.

What kind of person makes a good Sheet Metal Worker?

Sheet Metal Worker might be the job for you if you:

- Are mechanically inclined
- Have good eye-hand coordination
- Have the ability to visualize a product form a drawing
- Can stand for a long period of time
- Arenít sensitive to noise or heights.

How do I become a Sheet Metal Worker?

1. Find a company willing to take you as an apprentice
2. Register with AAIT (Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training)
3. Apprentice for 4 years, which includes 1425 hours of on the job training and 10 weeks of technical training at school each year.
4. Take the interprovincial Red Seal exam to become a registered Millwright.
5. Now you can work almost anywhere in Canada!

Where does a Sheet Metal Worker work?

Sheet Metal Workers are employed by sheet metal, air conditioning and heating contractors, and often work in the construction and manufacturing industry.

How much does a Sheet Metal Worker make?

On average, Sheet Metal Workers in Alberta make $32.03 an hour. Thatís about $67,100 a year.

Apprentice Sheet Metal Workers earn 50% of a journeymanís wage rate in the first year, 65% in the second, 75% in the third and 85% in the fourth year.

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