Sheetmetal Worker Duties
This is journeyman level work in the repair, maintenance, and
fabrication of various types of sheetmetal fixtures.
An employee allocated to this class of work constructs and
installs such sheetmetal fixtures as gutters, downspouts, vents,
flashings, and ducts. Work assignments are received through oral
and written instructions given before and during the progress of
a job. Most work is performed under the supervision of
appropriate supervisory personnel. Major repairs and completed
jobs are subject to review through observation of results and by
checking for compliance with specifications and accepted
standards of workmanship.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Fastens metal flashings on edges of roofs.
May repair leaks on roofs and replace sections of damaged metal
Lays out patterns on metal; forms, shapes, and fabricates light
or heavy-gauge sheetmetal to produce such equipment as
ventilation and air conditioning ducts, gutters, downspouts,
boxes, pails, containers, tanks, roof structures, flashings,
smoke pipes, sky lights, kitchen hoods, and tables.
Makes chicken feeders, rat cages, water troughs, square pans,
and other sheetmetal fabrications.
Fabricates items from galvanized steel, stainless steel, copper,
aluminum, and other types of sheetmetal.
Installs exhaust fans, air handling units, and heating units.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard vocational or high school and some
experience as a journeyman sheetmetal worker; or any equivalent
combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of tools, equipment, materials, and
practices employed in sheetmetal trades, including sheetmetal
Considerable knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of
Ability to patch flaws and leaks in metal roofs effectively.
Ability to work at heights and to work on flat and inclined
surfaces and from ladders and scaffolds.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to solder, heliarc weld, and rivet sheetmetal.
Skill in the use of the tools, equipment, and methods of metal
roof application, repair, and sheetmetal construction.