Fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings. Work may involve any of the following: setting up and operating fabricating machines to cut, bend, and straighten sheet metal; shaping metal over anvils, blocks, or forms using hammer; operating soldering and welding equipment to join sheet metal parts; or inspecting, assembling, and smoothing seams and joints of burred surfaces. Includes sheet metal duct installers who install prefabricated sheet metal ducts used for heating, air conditioning, or other purposes.

Also Known As

Field Installer, HVAC Sheet Metal Installer (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Sheet Metal Installer), Sheet Metal Fabricator, Sheet Metal Installer, Sheet Metal Layout Mechanic, Sheet Metal Mechanic, Sheet Metal Worker


  • Create construction or installation diagrams.
  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
  • Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly.
  • Mark reference points on construction materials.
  • Assemble products or production equipment.
  • Weld metal components.
  • Plan layout of construction, installation, or repairs.
  • Smooth surfaces with abrasive materials or tools.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
  • Select construction materials.
  • Position structural components.
  • Inspect completed work to ensure proper installation.
  • Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed.
  • Evaluate construction projects to determine compliance with external standards or regulations.
  • Install building fixtures.
  • Install plumbing or piping.
  • Train construction or extraction personnel.
  • Direct construction or extraction personnel.
  • Maintain construction tools or equipment.
  • Install roofing materials.
  • Inspect industrial or commercial equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Install green structural components, equipment or systems.


Education Requirements

  • Education: High School Diploma or Equal
  • Experience: None
  • Training: Apprenticeship


  • Mechanical – Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Mathematics – Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Building and Construction – Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Administration and Management – Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.


  • Near Vision – Seeing details up close.
  • Multilimb Coordination – Using your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down.
  • Visualization – Imagining how something will look after it is moved around or changed.
  • Information Ordering – Ordering or arranging things.

Pathway Job Market and Predictions - Connecticut

Future Job Opportunities: Below Average
Typical Wages
Local National
10% $35,790 $30,460
25% $44,190 $37,980
Median $58,750 $51,370
75% $74,170 $67,380
90% $83,220 $87,470

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