Salary Range
  • New York State $39,120-$64,250 per year
  • Central New York $37,450-$56,120 per year
  • Finger Lakes $36,930-$56,080 per year
  • Hudson Valley $41,100-$72,600 per year
  • Long Island $41,380-$68,590 per year
  • Mohawk Valley $41,090-$55,490 per year
  • New York City $41,190-$68,450 per year
  • North Country $35,930-$50,810 per year
  • Southern Tier $37,090-$45,870 per year
  • Western New York $35,980-$54,820 per year
Example Job Titles
  • Fabricator
  • Fitter
  • Layout Man
  • Mill Beam Fitter
  • Ship Fitter
  • Structural Steel Fitter
  • Tack Welder
  • Weld Technician
Jobs with Transferable Skills
  • Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
  • Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • Foundry Mold and Coremakers
  • Glaziers
  • Model Makers, Metal and Plastic
  • Patternmakers, Wood
  • Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood
  • Stone Cutters and Carvers, Manufacturing
  • Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters
  • Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
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Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

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Job Type:

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Typical Education:

Apprenticeship/Postsecondary Training

  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Social Perceptiveness
Typical Tasks:
  1. Verify conformance of workpieces to specifications, using squares, rulers, and measuring tapes.
  2. Align and fit parts according to specifications, using jacks, turnbuckles, wedges, drift pins, pry bars, and hammers.
  3. Move parts into position, manually or with hoists or cranes.
  4. 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.
  5. Study engineering drawings and blueprints to determine materials requirements and task sequences.
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