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This is journeyman level work in the repair, maintenance, and fabrication of various types of sheetmetal fixtures.

An employee allocated to this class of work constructs and installs such sheetmetal fixtures as gutters, downspouts, vents, flashings, and ducts. Work assignments are received through oral and written instructions given before and during the progress of a job. Most work is performed under the supervision of appropriate supervisory personnel. Major repairs and completed jobs are subject to review through observation of results and by checking for compliance with specifications and accepted standards of workmanship.


Fastens metal flashings on edges of roofs.

May repair leaks on roofs and replace sections of damaged metal roofs.

Lays out patterns on metal; forms, shapes, and fabricates light or heavy-gauge sheetmetal to produce such equipment as ventilation and air conditioning ducts, gutters, downspouts, boxes, pails, containers, tanks, roof structures, flashings, smoke pipes, sky lights, kitchen hoods, and tables.

Makes chicken feeders, rat cages, water troughs, square pans, and other sheetmetal fabrications.

Fabricates items from galvanized steel, stainless steel, copper, aluminum, and other types of sheetmetal.

Installs exhaust fans, air handling units, and heating units.

Performs related work as required.

Graduation from a standard vocational or high school and some experience as a journeyman sheetmetal worker; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of tools, equipment, materials, and practices employed in sheetmetal trades, including sheetmetal layout.

Considerable knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the trade.

Ability to patch flaws and leaks in metal roofs effectively.

Ability to work at heights and to work on flat and inclined surfaces and from ladders and scaffolds.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to solder, heliarc weld, and rivet sheetmetal.

Skill in the use of the tools, equipment, and methods of metal roof application, repair, and sheetmetal construction.



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