Metal Fabricators (Fitter) lay out, fabricate, cut and assemble structural steel, plate and miscellaneous metals.

What do Metal Fabricators (Fitter) do?

  • Study engineering drawings and blueprints, determine the materials required, and plan the sequence of tasks to cut metal most efficiently.
  • Lay out reference points and patterns on heavy metal according to component specifications.
  • Assemble and fit metal sections and plates to form complete units or sub-units using tack welding, bolting, riveting or other methods.
  • Rig, hoist and move materials to storage areas or within worksite.
  • Set-up and operate various heavy-duty metal-working machines, such as brake presses, shears, cutting torches, grinders and drills, including computer numerical control equipment to bend, cut, form, punch, drill or otherwise form heavy-metal components.

For further details about this occupation, please see the High School to Apprenticeship handbook, or find it on this website under “Resources.”