Two men wearing coveralls and work gloves manipulating some sheet metal

Sheet Metal Workers fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings. Work may involve any of the following: setting up and operating fabricating machines to cut, bend, and straighten sheet metal; shaping metal over anvils, blocks, or forms using hammer; operating soldering and welding equipment to join sheet metal parts; or inspecting, assembling, and smoothing seams and joints of burred surfaces. Includes sheet metal duct installers who install prefabricated sheet metal ducts used for heating, air conditioning, or other purposes.

Sample of reported job titles: Field Installer, HVAC Sheet Metal Installer, Journeyman Sheet Metal Worker, Sheet Metal Apprentice, Sheet Metal Fabricator, Sheet Metal Foreman, Sheet Metal Installer, Sheet Metal Layout Mechanic, Sheet Metal Mechanic, Sheet Metal Worker

Local Characteristics

  • Median Wage of $15.90 (-15% from 2015)
  • 160 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2018-2023: 6%
  • Retirement Risk: 16% of Local Employees Aged 55+
  • Gender Diversity: 3% of Local Employees are Female

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*


Graphic Literacy
4 4 4

Training and Prep

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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.