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Sheet metal workers fabricate, assemble, install and repair sheet metal products. They are employed by sheet metal fabrication shops, sheet metal products manufacturing companies, sheet metal work contractors and various industrial sectors.
apprentice sheet metal worker, sheet metal fabricator, sheet metal mechanic, sheet metal worker, tinsmith.
- Read engineering and architectural drawings, sketches and work specifications to be performed, and lay out, measure and mark sheet metal according to drawings or templates
- Develop patterns for sheet metal using computer-assisted design and drafting (CAD) software package
- Operate light metalworking machines such as shears, brakes, punches, and drill presses, including computer numerical control (CNC) equipment to cut, bend, punch, drill, shape or straighten sheet metal
- Operate computerized laser or plasma cutting equipment to cut sheet metal
- Install and use rigging and hoisting equipment
- Fit and join sheet metal parts using riveting, welding, soldering and similar equipment to fabricate products such as ventilation shafts, exhaust hoods, eavestroughs, partition frames, air and heat ducts, material handling systems, roof decking and sheet metal buildings
- Install sheet metal products according to specifications and building codes
- Grind and buff seams, joints and rough surfaces
- Inspect product quality and installation to ensure conformance to specifications.
Sheet metal workers may specialize in on-site installation or shop manufacture of sheet metal products, or servicing and maintenance of installed equipment and systems.
Outlook & Prospects for Sheet Metal Workers in North Shore 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.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Nova Scotia.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-06-21|
|Cape Breton Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-05-16|
|Halifax Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2011-08-03|
|North Shore Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-06-16|
|Southern Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-09-12|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- January 2014 | (PDF, 605 KB)
- December 2013 | (PDF, 539 KB)
- November 2013 | (PDF, 540 KB)
- October 2013 | (PDF, 547 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 240 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 447 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 515 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 446 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 317 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 234 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 294 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 414 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014
- H.B. White Canada Corp., a Brampton, Ontario-based company, will be the engineering, procurement, and construction contractor for the Chebucto Pockwock, Millbrook, Truro Heights, and Whynotts Community Wind Projects. Each project is partially owned by the local community.
- Construction is expected to be completed in April 2015 on the third building in the massive King¿s Wharf development in Dartmouth, with an expected start on the fourth building to be done in the next six months. The project will eventually include more than a dozen buildings, 1,500 residential units, a hotel, and office space.
- A $5.8M expansion of the Guysborough Memorial Hospital could begin in the fall of 2014. The Nova Scotia government will contribute $4.4M towards the project, and the community will continue efforts to raise the remainder.
- Nexans S.A., a France-based international subsea cable specialist company, has won a $260M contract to install the electrical link between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador, as part of the Maritime Link project. The cable will be installed in 2017, after most of the other work on the Cape Breton side of the project is finished.
- Terra Firma Development Corp. Ltd. has begun work on some model homes, a lodge, and a golf course at the Forest Lakes Country Club in Ardoise. The project will be developed over 15 to 20 years, and plans include up to 2,700 homes, hotels, golf course and recreational facilities, and a business park. Earliest residency is expected to be in 2015.
- According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), the Halifax area will have about the same number of housing starts in 2014 as 2013, but they will decline by 13.4% in 2015, due to a drop in multiple-unit construction. Single-unit construction will decline in 2014 and rise in 2015, but will remain well below 2012 levels.
- PCL Construction will begin work in late winter on the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre Museum in Birchtown, Shelburne County. It is hoped the facility will be open by the late fall of 2014, and it will have an operating budget of $250,000 each year.
- Construction of a Burger King restaurant, owned by Woodstock, NB-based BKR Management Inc., is underway on Starrs Road in Yarmouth. The business will initially employ about 30 workers, and will open in March.
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