State of Washington Classified Job Specification
SHEET METAL MECHANIC
Performs journey-level work in forming, fabricating, and installing of sheet metal components.
Fabricates, installs, maintains, and repairs stovepipes, grates, guards, chimney caps, conductor heads and pipes, down spout gutters, machine guards, dishwashing sinks, metal roofing, ventilators, small incinerators, window guards and screens, metal hoppers, radiator shields, and boiler stacks;
Installs, maintains, and repairs galvanized metal and corrugated roofing and skylight flashing or stainless steel equipment;
Uses arc and acetylene welding equipment, brakes, forming rods, squaring shears, elbow machines, bar folders, emery wheels, and power punches;
Estimates materials and time needed to complete jobs;
Supervises and instructs helpers, patients, or inmates;
Repair metal windows and doors; form and weld, solder, braze, or silver solder a variety of metal objects, fixtures, equipment, and structures;
Operate hand and power brakes, forming rods, squaring shears, elbow machines, folding machines, emery wheels, power punches, and other power and hand tools;
Estimate quantity of material and hours of labor required to perform various jobs;
Service, install, and repair oil burners, fire boxes, ventilation and heating ducts;
Inspect ventilation and exhaust systems for fire hazard, hazardous fumes, and general effectiveness of operation;
Develop preliminary cost estimates for installations and repairs;
Drive service truck as required; load and unload materials and supplies;
May lead and instruct helpers as required;
May perform work in other trades;
Performs other work as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: standard practices, methods, materials, tools, and equipment of sheet metal trade; safety precautioning; sheet metals and their characteristics and uses.
Ability to: do arc and acetylene welding and brazing; work from blueprints, plans, and sketches; estimate materials and time needed to complete jobs; use hand and power tools.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a sheet metal mechanic;
Full journey status as a sheet metal mechanic in a union;
Four years' applicable work experience. Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis.
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.
Class Specification History
New class, consolidates 5455 Sheet Metal Mechanic, 70120 Sheet Metal Worker; adopted
May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007