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Sheet Metal Workers

Sheet metal workers mark out, cut, shape and join sheet metal using hand or machine tools to make and repair sheet metal products and components (excluding vehicle bodywork).

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About this Career

£21,034

Average salary

New workers start around £13,136.87. Normal pay is £21,034 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £31,736.59.

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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

  • Checks final product to ensure conformity with specifications.
  • Repairs damaged metal parts such as copper sheets and tubes by beating, riveting, soldering, welding and fitting replacement parts.
  • Finishes product by grinding, filing, cleaning and polishing.
  • Assembles prepared parts and joins them by bolting, welding or soldering.
  • Uses hand or machine tools to bend, roll, fold, press or beat cut sheet metal.
  • Uses template, measuring instruments and tools to mark out layout lines and reference points.
  • Examines drawings and specifications to assess job requirements.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

The number of unique job postings in your area that have listed this skill in the last year.

Skills

Job postings

Mathematics
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Critical Thinking
58
Learning Strategies
58
Active Learning
57
Active Listening
57
Monitoring
56
Speaking
55
Reading Comprehension
54
Writing
51
Science
29

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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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