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Metal Fabricators

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Metal Fabricators

Job Requirements


Examples of knowledge and skills required


Work Activities of Metal Fabricators

Importance
Activity
77% 

Getting Information

  • read blueprints
  • read specifications
  • read technical drawings
  • read work order, instructions, formulas, or processing charts

77% 

Performing General Physical Activities

  • move or fit heavy objects

73% 

Handling and Moving Objects

  • file, sand, grind, or polish metal or plastic objects
  • fabricate, assemble, or disassemble manufactured products by hand
  • stretch, bend, straighten, shape, pound, or press metal or plastic

73% 

Controlling Machines and Processes

  • fabricate sheet metal parts or items
  • use precision measuring tools or equipment
  • operate sheet metal fabrication machines
  • set up and operate variety of machine tools
  • fabricate beams
  • use machine tools in installation, maintenance, or repair

67% 

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

  • understand construction specifications
  • understand technical operating, service or repair manuals
  • recognize characteristics of metals
  • recognize characteristics of alloys

63% 

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

    63% 

    Making Decisions and Solving Problems

    • make independent judgment in assembly procedures
    • determine project methods and procedures

    60% 

    Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards

    • adhere to safety procedures
    • perform safety inspections in industrial, manufacturing or repair setting

    57% 

    Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

      53% 

      Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment

      • lay out machining, welding or precision assembly projects
      • construct patterns or templates for welding projects

      53% 

      Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

      • examine products or work to verify conformance to specifications


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