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Career and Education Opportunities for Structural and Ornamental Metalwork Metal Fabricators

In general, structural and ornamental metalwork metal fabricators fabricate, lay out, and fit parts of structural metal products.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Structural and Ornamental Metalwork Metal Fabricator

Structural and Ornamental Metalwork Metal Fabricator video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Structural and ornamental metalwork metal fabricators position and weld components to fashion complete units or subunits, following blueprints and layout specifications, and using jigs, welding torches, and hand tools. They also move components into position, manually or with hoists or cranes. Equally important, structural and ornamental metalwork metal fabricators have to lay out and examine metal stock or workpieces to be processed to insure that specifications are met. They are often called upon to verify conformance of workpieces to given requirements, using squares, rulers, and measuring tapes. They are expected to tack-weld fitted components together. Finally, structural and ornamental metalwork metal fabricators smooth workpiece edges and fix taps, tubes, and valves.

Every day, structural and ornamental metalwork metal fabricators are expected to be able to visualize how things come together and can be organized. They need to see details at a very fine level of focus. It is also important that they maintain precise control of objects and devices through a range of movements.