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Sheetmetal Trades Workers

ANZSCO ID 3222

Overview

All Sheetmetal Trades Workers

  • $1,600 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 5,500 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

Sheetmetal Trades Workers mark out, shape, form and join sheetmetal and other materials to make products and components.

Specialisations: Metal Spinner, Sheetmetal Patternmaker.

You need extensive experience, or a certificate III in engineering - fabrication trade to work as a Sheetmetal Trades Worker.

Tasks
  • studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine job, material and equipment requirements
  • selecting metal stock, such as stainless steel, galvanised iron, mild steel, aluminium and copper, and checking sizes, gauges and other dimensions of metal stock against specifications
  • marking out metal stock with reference points and lines, using templates, gauges and other measuring instruments
  • cutting metal stock along guidelines using hand and power shears, guillotines and drills
  • shaping and forming cut metal stock into products using folding and bending machines, rollers, presses and hammers
  • fitting and assembling components into final products by welding, riveting, soldering, brazing and otherwise joining
  • finishing products by polishing, filing, sanding and cleaning assembled products
  • may repair damaged sheetmetal products and components
  • may specialise in fabrication, or on-site assembly and installation, of sheetmetal products
  • may produce aircraft sheet metal components requiring advanced drawing and calculating skills
  • may specialise in decorative copperwork

Prospects

Pathways

You need extensive experience, or a certificate III in engineering - fabrication trade to work as a Sheetmetal Trades Worker.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Manufacturing and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Sheetmetal Trades Workers who are mature, reliable and are hard working with a good a work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    60% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  2. Building and construction

    56% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  3. Technical design

    50% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  4. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Production and processing

    43% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  6. Administration and management

    42% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  7. Engineering and technology

    40% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  8. Customer and personal service

    38% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  9. English language

    38% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  10. Education and training

    38% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  11. Public safety and security

    31% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  12. Personnel and human resources

    27% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  13. Sales and marketing

    26% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  14. Computers and electronics

    25% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  15. Clerical

    25% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  16. Physics

    25% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  17. Transportation

    19% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  18. Chemistry

    19% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  19. Psychology

    15% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  20. Economics and accounting

    13% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  3. Quality control analysis

    46% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  4. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  5. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  6. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  7. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  8. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  9. Speaking

    41% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Time management

    41% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  11. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  12. Operation and control

    39% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  13. Active listening

    37% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  14. Equipment maintenance

    37% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  15. Operation monitoring

    37% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  16. Reading comprehension

    37% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  17. Repairing

    37% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  18. Troubleshooting

    37% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  19. Active learning

    34% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  20. Social perceptiveness

    29% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Visualization

    57% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  2. Near vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  3. Control precision

    48% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  4. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  5. Trunk strength

    46% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  6. Auditory attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  7. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  8. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  9. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  10. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Extent flexibility

    45% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  12. Static strength

    45% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  13. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  14. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  15. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  16. Depth perception

    43% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  17. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  19. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  20. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Doing physically active work

    80% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  2. Handling and moving objects

    76% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    63% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  4. Building good relationships

    61% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  6. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    58% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  7. Controlling equipment or machines

    57% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    56% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    56% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  10. Checking for errors or defects

    54% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    54% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  12. Driving vehicles or equipment

    53% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  13. Thinking creatively

    52% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  14. Guiding and directing staff

    51% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    48% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  16. Looking for changes over time

    46% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  17. Researching and investigating

    44% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    43% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  19. Training and teaching others

    43% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  20. Explaining things to people

    38% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

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O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 47-2211.00 - Sheet Metal Workers.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Spend time standing

    97% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    94% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  4. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    93% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    91% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  6. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    87% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Exposure to contaminants

    86% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  9. Indoors, not heat controlled

    86% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  10. Contact with people

    86% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  11. Time pressure

    81% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Frequent decision making

    79% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Making repetitive motions

    79% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  14. Freedom to make decisions

    77% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  15. Impact of decisions

    77% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    76% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    75% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  18. Health and safety of others

    75% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  19. Climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles

    74% Important

    Spend time climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles.

  20. Physically close to people

    74% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    71% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Independence

    52% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Relationships

    48% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  4. Working conditions

    45% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  5. Achievement

    43% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  6. Recognition

    33% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Administrative

    29% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Creative

    24% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  4. Enterprising

    24% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  5. Analytical

    19% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 47-2211.00 - Sheet Metal Workers.

All Sheetmetal Trades Workers

  • $1,600 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 5,500 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

Sheetmetal Trades Workers mark out, shape, form and join sheetmetal and other materials to make products and components.

Specialisations: Metal Spinner, Sheetmetal Patternmaker.

You need extensive experience, or a certificate III in engineering - fabrication trade to work as a Sheetmetal Trades Worker.

Tasks
  • studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine job, material and equipment requirements
  • selecting metal stock, such as stainless steel, galvanised iron, mild steel, aluminium and copper, and checking sizes, gauges and other dimensions of metal stock against specifications
  • marking out metal stock with reference points and lines, using templates, gauges and other measuring instruments
  • cutting metal stock along guidelines using hand and power shears, guillotines and drills
  • shaping and forming cut metal stock into products using folding and bending machines, rollers, presses and hammers
  • fitting and assembling components into final products by welding, riveting, soldering, brazing and otherwise joining
  • finishing products by polishing, filing, sanding and cleaning assembled products
  • may repair damaged sheetmetal products and components
  • may specialise in fabrication, or on-site assembly and installation, of sheetmetal products
  • may produce aircraft sheet metal components requiring advanced drawing and calculating skills
  • may specialise in decorative copperwork

You need extensive experience, or a certificate III in engineering - fabrication trade to work as a Sheetmetal Trades Worker.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Manufacturing and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Employers look for Sheetmetal Trades Workers who are mature, reliable and are hard working with a good a work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    60% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  2. Building and construction

    56% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  3. Technical design

    50% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  4. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Production and processing

    43% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  6. Administration and management

    42% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  7. Engineering and technology

    40% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  8. Customer and personal service

    38% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  9. English language

    38% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  10. Education and training

    38% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  11. Public safety and security

    31% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  12. Personnel and human resources

    27% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  13. Sales and marketing

    26% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  14. Computers and electronics

    25% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  15. Clerical

    25% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  16. Physics

    25% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  17. Transportation

    19% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  18. Chemistry

    19% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  19. Psychology

    15% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  20. Economics and accounting

    13% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  3. Quality control analysis

    46% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  4. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  5. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  6. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  7. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  8. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  9. Speaking

    41% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Time management

    41% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  11. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  12. Operation and control

    39% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  13. Active listening

    37% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  14. Equipment maintenance

    37% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  15. Operation monitoring

    37% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  16. Reading comprehension

    37% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  17. Repairing

    37% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  18. Troubleshooting

    37% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  19. Active learning

    34% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  20. Social perceptiveness

    29% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Visualization

    57% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  2. Near vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  3. Control precision

    48% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  4. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  5. Trunk strength

    46% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  6. Auditory attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  7. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  8. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  9. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  10. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Extent flexibility

    45% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  12. Static strength

    45% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  13. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  14. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  15. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  16. Depth perception

    43% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  17. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  19. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  20. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Doing physically active work

    80% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  2. Handling and moving objects

    76% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    63% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  4. Building good relationships

    61% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  6. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    58% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  7. Controlling equipment or machines

    57% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    56% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    56% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  10. Checking for errors or defects

    54% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    54% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  12. Driving vehicles or equipment

    53% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  13. Thinking creatively

    52% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  14. Guiding and directing staff

    51% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    48% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  16. Looking for changes over time

    46% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  17. Researching and investigating

    44% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    43% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  19. Training and teaching others

    43% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  20. Explaining things to people

    38% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 47-2211.00 - Sheet Metal Workers.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Spend time standing

    97% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    94% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  4. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    93% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    91% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  6. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    87% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Exposure to contaminants

    86% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  9. Indoors, not heat controlled

    86% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  10. Contact with people

    86% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  11. Time pressure

    81% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Frequent decision making

    79% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Making repetitive motions

    79% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  14. Freedom to make decisions

    77% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  15. Impact of decisions

    77% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    76% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    75% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  18. Health and safety of others

    75% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  19. Climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles

    74% Important

    Spend time climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles.

  20. Physically close to people

    74% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    71% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Independence

    52% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Relationships

    48% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  4. Working conditions

    45% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  5. Achievement

    43% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  6. Recognition

    33% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Administrative

    29% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Creative

    24% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  4. Enterprising

    24% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  5. Analytical

    19% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 47-2211.00 - Sheet Metal Workers.
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