Lay-Out Worker II

Trace patterns and mark specifications for fabricating operations.
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Salary Range
$24,000 – $57,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Lay-Out Worker IIs do?

Traces patterns and marks specifications for fabricating operations onto sheet metal, metal plates, and structural shapes, using templates, measuring instruments, and handtools: Measures stock, using rule to locate center line for positioning template. Tapes, clamps, bolts, or holds template on workpiece. Marks bending and cutting lines, using scribe, and punches or spot drills location of holes, using center punch or hand drill. May lay out straight lines and location of holes detailed on blueprints.


Should I be a Lay-Out Worker II?

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.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • Also known as: Duplicator

    How to become a Lay-Out Worker II

    Most Lay-Out Worker IIs 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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