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Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Job Data

  • Typical education: Apprenticeship/Postsecondary Training

Salary Range

  • New York State: $39,120-$64,250 per year
  • Capital Region: $37,330-$57,440 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

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.