Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Fabricate, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $14.47/hr
Median: $19.88/hr
Experienced: $26.75/hr

Current Employment
153 (2017)

Projected Employment
181 (2028)

Growth for Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

2017 Jobs2028 JobsChange (2018-2025)% Change (2018-2028)

Industries Employing Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2017)% of Occupation in Industry (2017)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2017)
Metal Window and Door Manufacturing4328.2%4.1%
Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing<105.6%4.3%
Plate Work Manufacturing<105.5%3.9%
Machine Shops<104.2%0.3%
Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing<103.6%4.3%

Occupational Tasks

  • Verify conformance of workpieces to specifications, using squares, rulers, and measuring tapes.
  • Align and fit parts according to specifications, using jacks, turnbuckles, wedges, drift pins, pry bars, and hammers.
  • Move parts into position, manually or with hoists or cranes.
  • 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.
  • Study engineering drawings and blueprints to determine materials requirements and task sequences.