Metal Fabricator

So, you think you might want to be a Metal Fabricator?

Like making stuff? Maybe a career as a Metal Fabricator is for you.

Job Description

Metal Fabricators make and repair metal parts used in the construction of buildings, bridges, tanks, towers, boilers, pressure-vessels and other structures and products. They layout, cut and fabricate structural steel, plate and miscellaneous ferrous and non-ferrous metals for use in a wide variety of manufacturing and construction industries. They also assemble and fit metal sections and plates together to form complete units or sub-units such as frames, plates, girders and chutes that are used later in the assembly process.

Some of these workers are employed in structural steel, boiler and platework fabrication plants. Others are employed by heavy machinery manufacturing companies and enterprises that build and repair ships.

If you want to be a Metal Fabricator, you could choose to work in the Construction Sector on the construction of sports complexes, high rise complexes, transportation facilities and other large infrastructure projects including roads, rails, ferries, bridges, ports and airports. Metal Fabricators can also work in the Resource Sector in shipyards, rail yards, refineries, pulp and paper mills, mines, smelters, metal fabricating and repair shops.

Look below to find out which sectors of BC’s economy you can work in if you pursue this trade.

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Industry Training Authority (ITA)
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For more information on how much Metal Fabricators make, the expected number of future job openings, where the jobs are and the current workforce opportunities specifically for this trade, visit the Work BC Career Profile here.

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