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Metal Fabricators



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Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940


Metal Fabricators

Tasks and Duties

  • Develops layout and plans sequence of operations for fabricating and assembling structural metal products, applying trigonometry and knowledge of metal.
  • Locates and marks bending and cutting lines onto workpiece, allowing for stock thickness and machine and welding shrinkage.
  • Hammers, chips, and grinds workpiece to cut, bend, and straighten metal.
  • Verifies conformance of workpiece to specifications, using square, ruler, and measuring tape.
  • Preheats workpieces to render them malleable, using hand torch or furnace.
  • Positions, aligns, fits, and welds together parts, using jigs, welding torch, and hand tools.
  • Sets up and operates fabricating machines, such as brakes, rolls, shears, flame cutters, and drill presses.
  • Sets up and operates machine tools associated with fabricating shops, such as radial drill, end mill, and edge planer.
  • Designs and constructs templates and fixtures, using hand tools.



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