What is Detailing?

Sheet metal detailing is often thought of as CAD (computer-aided drafting). In this field, you'll use CAD to produce detailed two- and three-dimensional drawings of the major systems that make buildings comfortable and safe. Your drawings will help ensure that workers install all systems efficiently and on time. These systems include:

Although jobsite work is required, you'll do most of your work inside an office at a computer and you will learn a lot about complex building systems and how they operate.  You'll work with blueprints and you'll communicate regularly with project managers, trade workers, and many other people involved in the construction of buildings.

Opportunities in this field include

Earn While You Learn

Depending on your location, you could earn $12-20/hour as an apprentice or $20-50/hour as a journeyman. In addition to an hourly wage, you will receive great benefits including health, pension, 401k, and more.

Detailing: Curriculum

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If you're ready to learn more about a career in the sheet metal industry or would like information on how to apply, please complete our Request Information form. We'll match you to a training center in your area. Your local training school or Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) will contact you in about a week.