Industrial sheet metal workers work on large-scale projects, custom projects or large shop-built modules. The metals used in this industry are often up to one-inch thick. Industrial sheet metal parts must be moved or hoisted into place using large, heavy-gauge machinery or even helicopters. In this field, you may make the machines used in automotive assembly or food processing plants. Or you may find yourself working on a specialized installation almost anywhere in the world. The work is highly challenging and the results are very satisfying. The projects you will work on last for years and enhance the quality of life for many people.
Opportunities in this field include:
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.
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.