Structural Metal Fabricator and Fitter

What Does A Structural Metal Fabricator and Fitter Do?

Metal fabricators and fitters use special machinery to fabricate, assemble, and install large pieces of steel while making buildings or other very large metal structures.

How Do I Become A Structural Metal Fabricator and Fitter?

A high school diploma or equivalent is usually necessary to obtain these positions. The job is generally learned through an on-the-job apprenticeship program that may last three to four years. Taking college courses in steel fabrication would make an individual more valuable.

What is the Average Salary For A Structural Metal Fabricator and Fitter?

High – 65,000
Median – 42,000
Low – 27,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Structural Metal Fabricator and Fitter?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Trade-related courses
  • Math
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For A Structural Metal Fabricator and Fitter?

Metal fabricators and fitters typically work for heavy machinery manufacturing, ship building, and construction companies.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Structural Metal Fabricator and Fitter?

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

References

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