Interested in becoming a contractor? Have you thought about what kind? There are lots of specialized types of contracting jobs to choose from. In this article, we will talk about one specific kind of contractor: a sheet metal contractor. This article will give a brief overview of this particular contracting field and position.
According to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulations, a sheet metal contractor is defined as a contractor whose services are unlimited in the sheet metal trade. This contractor “has the experience, knowledge, and skills necessary for the manufacture, fabrication, assembling, handling, erection, installation, dismantling, conditioning, adjustment, insulation, alteration, repair, servicing, or design (if not prohibited by the law) of ferrous or nonferrous metal work of U.S. No. 10 gauge of its equivalent or lighter gauge and of other materials, including, but not limited to, fiberglass, used in lieu thereof and of air-handling systems, including the setting of air-handling equipment and reinforcement of same, the balancing of air-handling systems, and any duct cleaning and equipment sanitizing that requires at least a partial disassembling of the system.”
In order to be this type of contractor, a person must have a high school diploma or equivalent and an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships, time at a technical school, or just learning on the job is how sheet metal workers gain their skills. The number of sheet metal workers as of 2014 was 141,000 in America. As of May 2015, the average pay for a sheet metal worker was $45,750. It is projected
In this position, workers often lift heavy materials and stand for long periods of time; this position requires a lot of bending, climbing, and squatting. Most positions are full time. This career is considered extremely varied and diversified in all of the skilled trades. Things sheet metal workers deal with also include the development of restaurant equipment, automobiles, precision equipment, outdoor signs, handrails, column wraps, and more. They also work with plastic and fiber glass. They utilizing math, pattern layout development methods, create #D drawings, work with power tools, and are involved in heating ventilation and air condition of commercial buildings and private residences.
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