Metal Fabricating Shop Helper

Assist workers engaged in the fabrication of sheet metal products.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Metal Fabricating Shop Helpers do?

Assists workers engaged in fabrication of structural or sheet metal products, performing any combination of following tasks: Lifts, positions, and removes workpieces from machines to assist in fitting and welding. Holds tape and rods and marks reference points to assist in layout. Loads, stacks, and transports stock, tools, dies, and work in process by hand or truck. Attaches rope or grappling equipment to workpieces to prepare workpiece for moving by crane or jib. Cleans and scrapes metal preparatory to fabricating, welding, painting, or shipping, using scraping tool, abrasive, or placing in solvent bath. Paints metal stocks, using paintbrush. Picks up and trucks scrap from work areas. May be designated by trade as Ironworker Helper, Shop; Sheet-Metal-Shop Helper. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.


Should I be a Metal Fabricating Shop Helper?

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

  • Also known as: Helper, Steel Fabrication, Sheet-Metal-Shop Helper

    How to Become a
    Metal Fabricating Shop Helper

    Most Metal Fabricating Shop Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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