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Sheet Metal Workers

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AUTOMOTIVE SHEET METAL NONDESTRUCTIVE TEST TECHNICIAN
ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEMS CRAFT WORKER RESIDENTIAL SHEET METAL WORKER
INDUSTRIAL SHEET METAL WORKER/WELDER (MAINTENANCE) SHEET METAL SERVICE TECHNICIAN
INDUSTRIAL SHEETMETAL FABRICATOR SHEET METAL WORKER
MARINE SHEET METAL WORKER SHEETMETAL INSTALLER

The Work
Sheet metal workers fabricate, install and service heating, venting and air conditioning systems, blowpipe and industrial systems, metal roofing, coping and flashing, stainless steel work for restaurants, kitchens and hospitals. They prepare shop and field drawings manually and with computer programs. They provide HVAC/R service.

Working Conditions
Sheet metal workers may work in shops doing fabrication or out on construction sites doing installation. You need to be able to work at heights as well as in enclosed spaces and in varying weather conditions.

The Apprenticeship
This program, depending upon trade, requires 4,000-10,000 hours of on-the-job training and 144-600 hours related classroom instruction.

Apprenticeship Entry Requirements

  • At least 18 years old.
  • High school diploma or GED/equivalent.
  • Able to perform work of the trade.
  • Copy of high school transcript.
  • Valid Washington State driver's license.
  • Proof of insurance.
  • Complete math test.

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