Occupational Titles Beginning with Letter S

Sheet Metal Worker

CODE: 134


Fabricates, assembles, installs and repairs sheet metal products and equipment such as control boxes, drain pipes, ventilators, furnace casings, duct work and other ferrous and non-ferrous products of varying degrees of gauge thickness, including PVC or fiberglass duct work.


Assembles, installs, repairs and alters the duct work for the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems regardless of the materials used and sets all equipment and all supports and reinforcements in connection with such systems. Installs expansion and discharge valves, air filters and water filters in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems. Tests and balances air-handling equipment and duct work. Forms, rolls, draws, stamps or presses sheet metal shingles, sheet metal tile, sheet metal brick, sheet metal stone and sheet metal lumber, when specified for use as roofing, siding, waterproofing, weatherproofing, fire proofing or for ornamental or any other purpose. Performs sheet metal work specified for use in connection with or incidental to steeples, domes, minarets, lookouts, dormers, louvers, ridges, copings, hips, valleys, outlets, roof flanges, flashings, gravel stops, leader heads, wall cap, mansards, balustrades, skylights, cornice molding, columns, capitals, panels, pilasters, mullions, spandrils and any and all other shapes, forms and design of sheet metal work specified for use for waterproofing, weatherproofing, fireproofing, ornamental, decorative or display purposes or as trim on the exterior of buildings or structures. Installs sheet metal ceilings with cornices and moldings whether plain, ornamental, enameled, glazed or acoustic type. Installs side walls and wainscoting of plain, ornamental, enameled or glazed types, including sheet metal tile.

Applies all necessary wood or metal furring, plastic or other materials, to which they are directly applied. Performs sheet metal work specified for use in connection with or incidental to direct, indirect or other types of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and cooling systems including risers, stacks, ducts, S-strips, fittings, dampers, casings, recess boxes, outlets, radiator enclosures, exhausts, ventilators, frames, grisses, louvers, registers, cabinets, fans, motors, air washers, filters, air brushes, housings and air-conditioning chambers. Sets and hangs air-conditioning units, unit heaters or air-veyor systems and air handling systems regardless of material used. Assembles and sets up all cast iron parts, warm air furnaces, stokers, gas and oil burner equipment used in connection with warm air heating, all sheet metal hoods, casings, wall stacks, smoke pipes, truck lines, cold air intakes, air chambers, vent pipes, frames, registers and dampers. Installs equipment utilized in the operation of kitchens including ranges, canopies, steam tables, work tables, dishwashers, coffee urns, soda fountains, warming closets, sinks, drainboards, garbage chutes, incinerators and refrigerators. Installs tubing, pipes and fittings used in connection with or incidental to coppersmithing work. Installs fume hoods, metal toilet partitions and metal lockers. May erect metal roof decking and standing seam metal roofs.

Siding Installer

CODE: 147


Applies aluminum, pulpwood fiber, plastic panel, brick veneer, vinyl or porcelainized metal siding to the exterior of buildings or structures to provide decorative or insulating surfaces.


Attaches tar paper, building paper or other material to the surface of buildings or structures using nails or adhesive cement to provide insulating base. Fastens wood or metal lath to surface using screws or nails. Fits and fastens siding material to lath using rule, measuring tape, hand and power tools, nails, screws or bolts. Cuts and trims material to shape when fitting siding around windows or corners using knife, shear or portable power saw. Waterproofs surface by filling joints or cracks with caulking compound using putty knife, trowel or caulking gun. May apply precut siding or may cut material to size and shape at work site. May attach siding to surface of building or structure using adhesive cement. May attach siding by interlocking pieces through tabs provided at edges following sequence indicated by numbers printed on reverse of each piece. May fabricate and install vinyl, sheet or extruded rain gutters and down spouts.


CODE: 135


Lay outs, assembles, installs and maintains pipe systems, pipe supports, and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating and industrial production and processing systems.


Selects type and size of pipe and related materials and equipment such as supports, hangers and hydraulic cylinders according to specifications. Inspects work site to determine presence of obstructions to ascertain that holes cut for pipe will not cause structural weakness. Plans installation or repair to avoid obstructions and to avoid interfering with activities of other workers. Cuts pipe using saws, pipe cutter, hammer and chisel, cutting torch and pipe-cutting machine. Threads pipe using pipe-threading machine. Bends pipe using pipe-bending tools and pipe-bending machine. Assembles and installs a variety of metal and nonmetal pipes, tubes and fittings, including iron, steel, copper and plastic. Connects pipes, using threaded, caulked, soldered, brazed, fused or cemented joints and hand tools. Secures pipes to structure with brackets, clamps and hangers using hand and power tools. Installs and maintains hydraulic and pneumatic components of machines and equipment, such as pumps and cylinders, using hand tools. Increases pressure in pipe system and observes connected pressure gauge to test system for leaks. Joins ductile iron and plastic pipes when such pipes will be under pressure and used as distribution lines for water mains and sanitary sewers. May weld pipe supports to structural steel members. May observe production machines in assigned area of manufacturing facility to detect machinery malfunctions. May operate machinery to verify repair. May modify programs of automated machinery, such as robots and conveyors, to change motion and speed of machine using teach pendant, control panel, or keyboard and display screen of robot controller and programmable controller.

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