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Metal Plate Workers, and Riveters

Metal plate workers and riveters mark off, drill, shape, position, rivet and seal metal plates and girders to form structures and frameworks.

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About this Career

£28,947

Median salary

New workers start around £18,079.25. Normal pay is £28,947 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £43,676.62.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Seals seams with caulking compound, smoothes welds, fixes metal doors, metal collars, portholes, tank and hatch covers and performs other metal plate finishing tasks using a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Selects suitable rivets and rivets together metal plates and girders.
  • Uses hydraulic jacks to position and align metal platework or frame for welding and bolting.
  • Uses machine tools to bend, curve, punch, drill and straighten metal plate as required.
  • Cuts metal plate to markings using hand or machine tools.
  • Examines drawings and specifications and uses rules, scribes and punches to mark out metal plate with guidelines and reference points.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Skills

Job postings

Mathematics
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Active Listening
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Reading Comprehension
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Critical Thinking
56
Active Learning
54
Monitoring
53
Learning Strategies
52
Speaking
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Science
38
Writing
38

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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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