Sheetmetal Shop Foreman Duties
This is skilled supervisory work in the repair, maintenance,
fabrication, and installation of various types of sheetmetal
(including stainless steel) ducts, equipment, fixtures,
apparatus, and tools.
An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for
supervising sheetmetal workers and helpers engaged in the
construction and installation of sheetmetal fixtures such as
gutters, down spouts, vents, flashings, and ducts. An important
part of the work includes the design and manufacture of
specialized equipment, fixtures, and apparatus used in kitchens
and scientific laboratories, and the preparation of cost
estimates of labor and material. Work also includes ordering
supplies, preparing reports, and maintaining standard records.
An employee in this class receives general supervision from a
superior. Work assignments are received through oral or written
instructions. Work is reviewed while in progress and on
completion for compliance with specifications and acceptable
standards of workmanship.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises skilled and semi-skilled workers in the repair and
construction of sheetmetal roofs, ducts and fixtures, equipment
and apparatus; supervises and participates in laying out
patterns on metal, forms, shapes.
Fabricates equipment such as ventilating and air conditioning
ducts, gutters, down spouts, roof structures, flashings, and
specialized equipment used in kitchens and scientific
Prepares cost estimates of labor and materials; orders supplies,
materials, and equipment.
Recruits and trains skilled and trades helper personnel.
Establishes safety and work performance standards.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school, and
considerable experience as a journeyman sheetmetal worker,
including some supervisory experience; or any equivalent
combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of the tools, equipment, materials, and
practices employed in the sheetmetal trades.
Thorough knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the
Ability to estimate labor and materials costs.
Ability to supervise the work of sheetmetal workers and helpers.
Ability to understand and effectively carry out complex oral and
written instructions, including the interpretation of drawings,
sketches, and blue prints.
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships
with personnel of other departments.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and
Skill in the use and care of equipment and tools of the