Job Description

What does a Sheet Metal worker do? Most often he or she fabricates and installs the ductwork for air handling systems. This can include air-conditioning and ventilation systems.

A sheet metal worker is often involved in fabrication, assembling, handling, erecting, installing, dismantling, adjusting, repairing and servicing air-handling and air pollution control systems using sheet metal as well as other materials such as fibreglass, transite and P.V.C. Processes often include shearing, forming, fabricating, welding, soldering and assembling a range of items.

This work often takes place in the shop (initial stages) moving to heavy industrial, commercial and institutional sites for onsite customization and installation. Some of the sites we’ve worked on include oil refineries, rubber plants, smelter complexes, thermal power plants, hydro water plants, heavy water plants, paper mills, pulp and sulphide mills, oil terminal complexes, LNG terminals, mining complexes, nuclear fuel manufacturing plants, industrial pollution control plants, industrial effluent plants,waste oil refinery recycling plants, apartments, malls, and residential.

To work as a sheet metal worker in New Brunswick, you must:

  • hold a certificate of qualification in the sheet metal trade; or
  • be a registered apprentice sheet metal worker;

If an individual wishes to train to become qualified as a sheet metal worker in New Brunswick, he or she must:

  • have completed grade 12
  • enter into an agreement with a suitable employer;
  • register with the province
  • complete 7200 hours of work experience, including 32 weeks of technical training;
  • successfully complete all required examinations.

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