Lay-Out Worker I

Lay out reference points and dimensions on materials for production.
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Salary Range
$24,000 – $57,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Lay-Out Worker Is do?

Lays out reference points and dimensions on sheets, plates, tubes, and structural shapes for fabricating, welding, and assembling into structural metal products: Plans and develops layout as outlined on blueprints and templates, applying knowledge of trigonometry, product design, effects of heat, and allowances for curvature and thickness of metal. Details location and sequence of cutting, drilling, bending, rolling, punching, and welding operations, using instruments, such as compass, protractor, dividers, and rule. Marks curves, lines, holes, dimensions, and welding symbols onto workpiece, using scribes, soapstone, and punches. May design and make templates of wood, paper, or metal [TEMPLATE MAKER]. May fit and align fabricated parts for welding or assembly operations [FITTER II]. May be designated according to type material laid out as Sheet-Metal Lay-Out Worker; Structural-Steel Lay-Out Worker.


Should I be a Lay-Out Worker I?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Aircraft Lay Out Worker, Layer Out, Lay-Out Maker, Machine Lay Out Worker, Structural-Steel Lay-Out Worker

    How to become a Lay-Out Worker I

    Most Lay-Out Worker Is 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:9laaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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