Metal Casket Assembler

Assemble metal caskets.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Metal Casket Assemblers do?

Assembles metal caskets, performing any combination of following tasks, using handtools and welding equipment: Places precut sheet metal sections into jig to form casket body or lid. Solders joints and hand files or machine grinds rough surfaces [SOLDERER-ASSEMBLER]. Saws and bevels wooden slats to specified dimension, using handsaw and jointer. Inserts slats under flange of casket body or lid and nails slats into place. Fits lid onto casket body and bends flange of casket body by hand to facilitate tight fit. Drills holes in lid, using power drill and bolts hinge to lid, using wrench. Welds hinge to casket body, using spot-welding machine. May weld joints, using arc-welding machine [WELDER, ARC].


Should I be a Metal Casket Assembler?

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

  • How to become a Metal Casket Assembler

    Metal Casket Assemblers 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 Metal Casket Assembler-related education!
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