Career Details

Sheet Metal Mechanic


Career Overview

A sheet metal mechanic who works in aviation deals with all of the sheet metal found on the plane. This may involve removing the metal, bending it, cutting it, and reinstalling it. They can also work in various fabricating plants, factories and construction .. ,


Many people who do this may learn this position on the job through an apprenticeship program. Courses or programs in welding or metal working would help someone to prepare for one of these positions.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$26,000 /yr
$46,000 /yr
$85,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Welding
  • Trade-related courses
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

Sheet metal workers (in general) work for construction-related contractors, structural metal manufacturers, and building exterior contractors.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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