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Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters fabricate, assemble, fit and install steel or other metal components for buildings, bridges, tanks, towers, boilers, pressure vessels and other similar structures and products. They are employed in structural steel, boiler and platework fabrication plants and by heavy machinery manufacturing and shipbuilding companies.
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- Study engineering drawings and blueprints, determine the materials required, and plan the sequence of tasks to cut metal most efficiently
- Construct patterns and templates as guides for layouts
- Lay out reference points and patterns on heavy metal according to component specifications
- Rig, hoist and move materials to storage areas or within worksite
- Assemble and fit metal sections and plates to form complete units or subunits using tack welding, bolting, riveting or other methods
- Set up and operate various heavy-duty metal-working machines such as brake presses, shears, cutting torches, grinders and drills, including computer numerical control (CNC) equipment, to bend, cut, form, punch, drill or otherwise form heavy-metal components
- Install fabricated components in final product.
Outlook & Prospects for Structural Metal and Platework Fabricators and Fitters in Yukon Territory
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- The Government of Yukon has reached an agreement with the Vuntut Gwitchin Government to construct the Old Crow winter road this year, the first time the road has been built since 2004. The construction, which will be managed by the Vuntut Gwitchin, is expected to be complete by February 24, 2014, with the road remaining open until March 17th.
- Air North has announced that it will begin a new service from Whitehorse to Yellowknife and then on to Ottawa beginning in early 2014. The flights will run twice per week, with the service creating 10 new Yukon-based jobs.
- The Yukon Shine Distillery in Whitehorse is planning market expansion following a funding commitment
- The Yukon has pledge $5.8M to the Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining, which will allow the centre to expand its mining training programs
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