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Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship Opportunities

Job Description

Sheet metal workers fabricate and install fittings and duct work used in construction or industry for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems in residential, commercial and industrial applications. They set up and operate shears, press brakes, hand brakes, bending rolls, welding machines and other equipment to cut, form and attach metal together for applications such as metal roofing and stainless steel work for restaurants, kitchens and hospitals. They prepare shop and field drawings manually and with computer programs. Computer skills are becoming increasingly important for controlling industrial equipment.

Photo of Sheet Metal Worker doing work

Working Conditions

The work is performed both indoors and out, using scaffolding, ladders and high lifts, and in awkward positions and cramped spaces. Sheet metal workers may work in shops performing fabrication work or on construction sites, doing installation.

Minimum Qualifications

Available Apprenticeship Programs

Committee NameCityAverage Wage
PORTLAND SHEET METAL WORKER JATCPORTLAND$47.00View for #10280510 Apprenticeship Details
MID-VALLEY SHEET METAL WORKERS JACSALEM$30.21View for #10600510 Apprenticeship Details
SHEET METAL JATCPORTLAND$35.00View for #12770510 Apprenticeship Details
AREA III SHEET MTL/HVAC ENV SYS JATCGRANTS PASS$32.83View for #30250510 Apprenticeship Details
S CENTRAL OR SHEET METAL JATCWhite City$27.00View for #50060510 Apprenticeship Details
CENTRAL OREGON SHEET METAL JATCGRANTS PASS$33.50View for #70130510 Apprenticeship Details