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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 Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014
- Pelly Construction is laying off 44 of 116 employees at the Capstone Resources Minto mine, resulting from a slowdown in production, until a new pit opens in August 2014
- The Government of Yukon is proceeding with plans to dismantle the historic Ross River bridge across the Pelly River, likely starting in March 2014
- The Government of Canada and Government of Yukon have signed an agreement to help Yukon residents with disabilities secure employment
- The Government of Yukon is promoting Ottawa as a tourism market with the launch of a new service by Air North from Whitehorse to the nation's capital
- ATAPOP Homes anticipates hiring up to twelve new staff for its prefabricated house manufacturing facility in Whitehorse
- Family doctors are in demand in Whitehorse, in spite of the recent recruitment of two new physicians
- The winter road to Old Crow is now under construction at a cost of $1M and is expected to open on February 24, 2014, providing road access for several projects
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