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Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Structural metal fabricators and fitters fabricate, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products.

(through 2026)
time commitment
2 Years
average salary
job openings
(through 2026)

what you’ll do

  • Verify conformance of workpieces to specifications, using squares, rulers, and measuring tapes.
  • Align and fit parts according to specifications, using jacks, turnbuckles, wedges, drift pins, pry bars, and hammers.
  • Move parts into position, manually or with hoists or cranes.
  • Position, align, fit, and weld parts to form complete units or subunits, following blueprints and layout specifications, and using jigs, welding torches, and hand tools.
  • Study engineering drawings and blueprints to determine materials requirements and task sequences.

education & training required

Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.

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