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Job Description

Sheet Metal Apprentice Job Description

Primary Purpose

To assist a Sheet Metal Worker in the fabrication, assembly, installation and repair of sheet metal equipment, products and structures and participate in on-the-job training to fulfill education requirements for the Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Program.

Typical Duties
Help set up or operate soldering and welding equipment, fabricating machines, etc
Load, transport, unload, and furnish an experienced craft worker with materials, tools, equipment and supplies
Clean work area and restock supplies and materials as necessary
Erect and deconstruct scaffolding
Assist in lifting, positioning and securing of materials and work pieces during installation
Perform minor maintenance or cleaning of tools and equipment
Smooth seams, joints, or burred surfaces, using files, grinders, etc
Perform other routine duties as directed by a Sheet Metal Journeyworker
Requirements

Under the guidance, direction, and supervision of a Sheet Metal Journeyworker, Apprentices will be required to:

Perform a variety of duties that change regularly
Work within standards of accuracy
Repeat tasks of short duration according to a set procedure
Evaluate information using measurable standards
Plan, layout, fabricate, assemble, install and repair sheet metal parts, equipment, and products, utilizing a knowledge of working characteristics of metallic and nonmetallic materials, machining, and layout techniques
Use hand tools, power tools, machines, and equipment
Read and interpret blueprints, sketches, or product specifications to determine sequence and methods of fabricating, assembling and installing sheet metal products
Select gauge and type of sheet metal such as galvanized iron, copper, steel or aluminum
Use nonmetallic material, such as plastic or fiberglass, according to product specifications
Layout and mark dimensions and reference lines on material using scribers, dividers, squares and rulers
Apply knowledge of shop mathematics and layout techniques to develop and trace patterns to product or parts (or use templates)
Set up and operate fabricating machines such as shears, brakes, presses, etc, forming rolls and routers to cut, bend block and form or straighten materials
Shape metal material over an anvil, block or other form, using hand tools
Trim, file, grind, de-burr, buff and smooth surfaces, using hand tools or portable power tools
Weld, solder, bolt, rivet, screw, clip, caulk and bond component parts to assemble products...using hand tools, power tools, and equipment
Install assemblies in a supportive framework according to blueprints...using hand tools, power tools, and lifting and handling devices
Inspect assemblies and installation for conformance to specifications using appropriate measuring instruments
Repair and maintain sheet metal products
Operate computer aided drafting (CAD) equipment to develop scale drawings of products or systems
Operate laser beam cutter or plasma cutter to cut patterns from sheet metal
Physical Demands

Workers must be able to:

Stand or walk for long periods of time during a regular work day;
Use arms and hands to reach for, handle and manipulate objects;
Lift and carry materials weighing 50 to 100 pounds;
Climb up and down ladders, scaffolds and other climbing devices;
Carry tools and equipment;
Stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl;
Be able to see, naturally or with correction, to safely perform designated tasks
Environmental & Weather Conditions

Workers must be able to:

Perform assigned tasks under all types of environmental and weather conditions including severe cold, extreme heat, wet or dry weather and high winds.
Environmental conditions may include areas where toxic or caustic chemicals or fumes are in use or being stored.
There could be a Noise Intensity of four (4).
You may be in close proximity to moving mechanical parts.
You may work in high, exposed levels as well as in close, cramped quarters.
You may be required to operate or work around power actuated hand tools such as Ram-sets, Hilti-guns, etc.

Employees will not be subjected to hazardous conditions without the proper safety equipment and training relative to the work being done.

NOTE:  The above description covers the principle duties and responsibilities of the job.  The description shall not, however, be construed as a complete listing of all the miscellaneous, incidental, or similar duties, which may be required from day to day.

The purpose of this job description is not to limit the jurisdictional claims of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association or the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union No. 9.

 
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