Awning Frame Maker

Fabricate and assemble metal frames for awnings and dock shelters.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Awning Frame Makers do?

Fabricates and assembles metal frames for awnings and dock shelters according to sketches, drawings, or verbal instructions, using handtools and portable power tools: Selects specified size and type of pipe or other raw or finished frame material from stock to use in forming frame parts, such as front bars, extension arms, uprights, armlifts, slide rods, and rafters. Measures and marks metal, using tape measure and crayon. Fastens metal in vise and cuts to size, using hand or power hacksaw. Threads pipe ends, using thread cutters. Drills holes in metal, using electric powered drill. Screws and bolts sections together to assemble frame, using tees, unions, screwdriver, and wrenches. May bend metal to specified angle, using hand bending tool. May disassemble frame and pack for transporting to installation site. May assemble canvas to metal frames [RIGGER]. May hang awnings [AWNING HANGER]. May measure installation site for awning to obtain dimensions.

Should I be an Awning Frame Maker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Awning Maker

    How to become an Awning Frame Maker

    Awning Frame Makers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Awning Frame Maker-related education!
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