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Sheet Metal

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.

Training at a Glance

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Time to Complete

~5
Years

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On the Job Time

8550
Hours

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Related Instruction Time

450
Hours

Additional Training

Hours of unpaid and paid related instruction combined shall not be less than 730 hours, First Aid and CPR certifications, Complete OSHA 30, Transition to Trainer.

Wisconsin Employment Outlook & Wages*

Job Outlook through 2026 in Wisconsin

+5.56%

Experienced Level Salary**

$64,376

* Wisconsin Long Term Occupation Employment Projections, 2016-2026 (Statewide). Office of Economic Advisors, WI Department of Workforce Development, December 2018. & US Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Employment Statistics, estimates May 2017. Reports can be viewed on DWD's premiere source for Labor Market Information, WisConomy.com.

* * Average (mean) annual salary earned by the upper two-thirds of all workers in the selected location, occupation, and industry. Actual salaries will vary by employer and other factors.