Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
Make, assemble, adjust and install parts of steel or other metals for the construction of buildings, bridges, tanks, towers, boilers, pressurized vessels and other similar structures.
With a good basis in mathematics and geometry, you also have good dexterity and great physical fitness. Your logical sense will be used when studying the technical plans and planning the assembly of the parts. You find it easy to operate various machines.
Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters fabricate, assemble, fit and install steel or other metal components for buildings, bridges, tanks, towers, boilers, pressure vessels and other similar structures and products. They are employed in structural steel, boiler and platework fabrication plants and by heavy machinery manufacturing and shipbuilding companies.
- Study engineering drawings and blueprints, determine the materials required, and plan the sequence of tasks to cut metal most efficiently
- Construct patterns and templates as guides for layouts
- Lay out reference points and patterns on heavy metal according to component specifications
- Rig, hoist and move materials to storage areas or within worksite
- Assemble and fit metal sections and plates to form complete units or subunits using tack welding, bolting, riveting or other methods
- Set up and operate various heavy-duty metal-working machines such as brake presses, shears, cutting torches, grinders and drills, including computer numerical control (CNC) equipment, to bend, cut, form, punch, drill or otherwise form heavy-metal components
- Install fabricated components in final product.
DIPLOMA OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES (DVS)
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