Sheet Metal Worker

Moderate
Growth
$1,118 Avg
Pay/Week
42.2 Avg
Hours/Week
8,100
Workers
Medium Skill
Required
91.8% Full-Time
Share
36.5 years
Avg Age
0.0%
Female

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

Sheetmetal Trades Workers mark out, shape, form and join sheetmetal and other materials to make products and components.

Common tasks include:

  • studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine job, material and equipment requirements
  • selecting metal stock, such as stainless steel, galvanised iron, mild steel, aluminium and copper, and checking sizes, gauges and other dimensions of metal stock against specifications
  • marking out metal stock with reference points and lines, using templates, gauges and other measuring instruments

A Certificate III/IV is usually needed to work in this job and most workers have this qualification. Training is most commonly through an apprenticeship which combines on-the-job training with the qualification.

Top skills required:

  • Critical Thinking - Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
  • Coordination - Changing what is done based on other people's actions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.
  • Mathematics - Use maths to solve problems.
  • Monitoring - Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.