• Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 40,750
    $28,820 range bar $58,260
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Slow Growing
  • Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters fabricate, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products.

What do they typically do

  • Study engineering drawings and blueprints to determine material requirements and task sequences
  • Check workpieces to make sure they meet specifications using squares, rulers, and measuring tapes
  • Tack-weld fitted parts together
  • Position, align, fit, and weld parts to form complete units or subunits, following blueprints and layout specifications, and using jigs, welding torches, and hand tools
  • Lay out and examine metal stock or workpieces to be processed to make sure they meet specifications
  • Move parts into position manually or with hoists or cranes
  • Set up and operate fabricating machines, such as brakes, rolls, shears, flame cutters, grinders, and drill presses, to bend, cut, form, punch, drill, or otherwise form and assemble metal components
  • Align and fit parts according to specifications, using jacks, turnbuckles, wedges, drift pins, pry bars, and hammers

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth -1.2%
Job Openings 162

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
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