Sheet Metal Mechanic

What Does A Sheet Metal Mechanic Do?

A sheet metal mechanic who works in aviation deals with all of the sheet metal found on the plane. This may involve removing the metal, bending it, cutting it, and reinstalling it. They can also work in various fabricating plants, factories and construction.

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How Do I Become A Sheet Metal Mechanic?

Many people who do this may learn this position on the job through an apprenticeship program. Courses or programs in welding or metal working would help someone to prepare for one of these positions.

What is the Average Salary For A Sheet Metal Mechanic?

High – 85,000
Median – 46,000
Low – 26,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Sheet Metal Mechanic?

  • Trade-related courses
  • Welding
  • Math
  • Automotive Repair
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For A Sheet Metal Mechanic?

Sheet metal workers (in general) work for construction-related contractors, structural metal manufacturers, and building exterior contractors.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Sheet Metal Mechanic?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degree Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Sheet Metal Mechanic?