Sheet metal worker
- Checks final product to ensure conformity with specifications.
- Repairs damaged metal parts such as copper sheets and tubes by beating, riveting, soldering, welding and fitting replacement parts.
- Finishes product by grinding, filing, cleaning and polishing.
- Assembles prepared parts and joins them by bolting, welding or soldering.
- Uses hand or machine tools to bend, roll, fold, press or beat cut sheet metal.
- Uses template, measuring instruments and tools to mark out layout lines and reference points.
- Examines drawings and specifications to assess job requirements.
Typical Education Level
Level 3 NVQ; A Levels
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 30% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for sheet metal worker is £24,551
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 400. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for sheet metal worker roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £24,551 per year. That is about £2,046 per month or £12.59 per hour. New workers generally start on £18,907, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £34,986
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 400 people are employed in the region.