|On the Job
- Study plans to decide the kind and quantity of materials they will need.
- Measure, cut, bend, shape, and fasten pieces of metal to install solar panels, make duct work, cool roofs, and other custom products.
- May use computerized metalworking equipment to experiment with different layouts or to cut and form parts.
- May use calculators, tapes, rulers, and other measuring devices for layout work. May use machine tools to cut or stamp parts.
- Check parts for accuracy. Finish parts with hand, rotary, or squaring shears and hacksaws.
- Fasten seams and joints together with welds, bolts, cement, rivets, solder, or sheet metal drive clips.
- Take parts to construction site for further assembly and installation.
- Use shears, hammers, punches, and drills to make or alter parts.
- Join ducts and pipes end to end. Hang them with metal hangers secured to a ceiling or wall.
- May fabricate and install some products, such as metal roofs or wind turbines, completely at the job site.
- May inspect, test, balance, adjust, and service existing air-conditioning and ventilation systems to use less energy.
- May work with fiberglass or plastic materials.
- May work according to LEED standards.