Sheet Metal Worker

My career By: Christopher Drzewicki 803

Sheet Metal

Sheet metal is metal formed by an industrial process into thin, flat pieces. It is one of the fundamental forms used in metalworking and it can be cut and bent into a variety of shapes. Countless everyday objects are constructed with sheet metal. Thicknesses can vary significantly; extremely thin thicknesses are considered foil or leaf, and pieces thicker than 6 mm are considered plate.


My dad own a sheet metal company and I hope when he retires to grow and continue the business.


The responsibilities of running a sheet metal company are to know where to get quality metal at good price, to sell the metal and make a good profit, and to make the customer happy. The environment as a sheet metal is mostly in side. Unless your transporting the metal to the customer you are going to spend most of the time indoors. The machinery is indoors and the rest of the work which is mostly on the computer is indoors.


The education training that is required is to know how to operate the machinery and understand the types of metals. Knowledge in math and a degree in enginery is very helpful. You acquire the knowledge in machinery by first working as an intern. To use the machines professionally it make take years of training. The engineering and math degree may take about four years in college.


In order to get a higher pay and promotion you need to work in that business for about a year or longer and show how your work should earn you a promotion or pay. Being on time and doing as told will give you promotions and raises eventually.


in 2013, and the median salary was $43,890. The best-paid in the field earned $76,530. Meanwhile, the lowest-paid workers brought home$25,220. You get health benefits.


Some personal characteristics are to work responsibly near heavy machinery and to have a nice personality to get along with your co workers and customers.

in 2013, and the median salary was $43,890. The best-paid in the field earned $76,530. Meanwhile, the lowest-paid workers brought home$25,220.