Duct Maker

Cut and shape fiberglass sheets to form heating and air-conditioning ducts.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Duct Makers do?

Cuts and shapes fiberglass sheet to form heating and air-conditioning ducts, using handtools: Places sheet on worktable for cutting. Measures and marks sheet according to specifications, using tape measure and marker. Cuts wedge shaped grooves according to marking to facilitate folding, using straightedge and knife. Folds sheet to form rectangular duct and fastens open edge of duct, using pneumatic stapler. Cuts aluminum tape according to length of duct and tapes edge of duct to make air tight seal. Writes model number on completed sections of duct with felt pen. Moves ducts to designated storage area.

Should I be a Duct Maker?

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

  • Also known as: Dinker

    How to become a Duct Maker

    Most Duct Makers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9maaaa&chl=no+college+%2862%25%29|certificate+%2838%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,62,62
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