Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

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

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $17.66/hr
Median: $21.05/hr
Experienced: $24.73/hr

Current Employment
288 (2016)

Projected Employment
324 (2025)

Growth for Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

2015 Jobs2025 JobsChange (2015-2025)% Change (2015-2025)

Industries Employing Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2016)% of Occupation in Industry (2016)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2016)
Metal Window and Door Manufacturing6522.7%7.2%
Plate Work Manufacturing207.1%7.0%
Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing165.6%7.0%
Machine Shops134.5%0.7%
Special Die and Tool, Die Set, Jig, and Fixture Manufacturing 113.8%0.3%

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.