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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 Winnipeg Region
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 News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- Winnipeg housing starts are up 117% from April last year
- The Manitoba government may reduce subsidy to the Jockey Club at Assiniboia Downs by $5M per year; potentially affecting up to 500 direct jobs in the Jockey Club and 1,000 jobs in the agricultural community
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- The new Mental Health Crisis Response Centre will open on June 3 in Winnipeg. The centre has over 35 health professionals and will be open 24 hours a day.
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- McMunn & Yates Building Supplies, a lumber and hardware store, will acquire most of the assets of McDiarmid Lumber Ltd. The $30M agreement includes most of McDiarmid's store locations.
- Negotiations continues over The Bays six-floor, 656,000 square-foot building. Retrofitting the facility could cost an estimated $100M.
- Winnipeg's first urban reserve was recently marked in ground-breaking ceremony on the site of a former St. James-area Manitoba Hydro building
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- New condo underway in downtown Winnipeg
- Plans are in place for a new mixed-use residential development in Winnipeg Transcona area
- A Winnipeg development agency has acquired the Carlton Inn in downtown and plans to replace it with a new hotel complex
- A new River City Sports store will be opening soon in Winnipeg
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