Fabricator (Metal)

Duties

Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Study engineering drawings and blueprints, determine the materials required, plan the sequence of tasks to cut metal most efficiently
  • Construct patterns and templates as guides for layouts
  • Lay out reference points and patterns on heavy metal according to component specifications
  • Rig, hoist and move materials to storage areas or within worksite
  • Assemble and fit metal sections and plates to form complete units or subunits using tack welding, bolting, riveting or other methods
  • Set up and operate various heavy-duty metalworking machines such as brake presses, shears, cutting torches, grinders and drills, including computer numerical control (CNC) equipment to bend, cut, form, punch, drill or otherwise form heavy-metal components
  • Install fabricated components in final product.

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