Metal Hanger

Install sheet metal panels, molding, and exterior parts and accessories.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Metal Hangers do?

Installs sheet metal panels, molding, and exterior parts and accessories on manufactured building and travel trailer frames and bodies, using handtools and power tools: Positions panels on body frame, by hand or using chain hoist. Fastens panels to frame, using hammer, drill, rivet gun, stapler, and screwdriver. Trims panels to shape of coach, using tin snips. Lays out window, door, and vent areas on panels according to blueprints, using pencil, ruler, and template. Cuts opening, using electric router and tin snips. Nails and screws insulation to roof frame. Measures, cuts, and installs molding strips to corners, using rule, hammer, hacksaw, and screwdriver. Applies sealer compound around window edges, vent openings, and roof seams, using putty knife. Sets prefabricated window units, screens, and louvers in openings and fastens them in place with screws or rivets. Installs accessories, such as visors, lights, brackets, and railings, using screwdriver. Fastens metal threshold and doorcasing on body frame, hangs door, and attaches weather stripping, doorstops, striker plate, and molding, using handtools. May assemble window unit. May tend machines that cut or shape metal panels preparatory to hanging [MACHINE OPERATOR I 616.380-018]. May be designated according to part installed as Door Installer I; Roof-Panel Hanger; Side-Panel Hanger; Window Installer.


Should I be a Metal Hanger?

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.

  • Also known as: Body Hanger, Chicken Hanger, Meat Hanger, Net Hanger, Stock Hanger

    How to become a Metal Hanger

    Metal Hangers 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 Hanger-related education!
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