We Build Sheet Metal Workers
Sheet metal workers are skilled professionals who work with various types of metal to create and install a wide range of products. These products can include heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, metal roofs, and even customized metal products. They can work in a variety of settings such as residential, commercial, industrial, and heavy civil construction projects.
Sheet metal workers use a variety of tools to shape and manipulate metal, including hammers, drills, and computer-aided cutting machines. They must also be proficient in reading construction drawings and other technical drawings to ensure that the final product meets the required specifications. Additionally, they may need to use welding techniques to join metal pieces together.
Working conditions can vary depending on the specific job and location. Sheet metal workers may work indoors in a shop setting where they fabricate and shape metal products or they may work outdoors installing HVAC systems and metal roofs. Regardless of the location, sheet metal workers often work at heights and may need to use safety equipment such as harnesses, gloves, and hardhats.
How can I Prepare?
The Sheet Metal Workers Apprenticeship program is highly competitive and requires applicants to possess strong mechanical reasoning, math, and problem-solving skills, as well as manual dexterity and communication skills. Hands-on experience and knowledge of the industry gained through participation in a high school building trades program are beneficial. Applicants will be assessed on their ability to observe job-specific details and locate information using various tools, including charts, graphs, and instruments. Drafting, algebra, communication, and computer literacy courses can also enhance an applicant's skills. Success in this field is determined by the willingness to learn and work hard, as the apprenticeship program provides comprehensive training.
Ivy Tech Degree
Associate of Applied Science from Ivy Tech Community College issued upon successful completion of apprenticeship program
Sheet Metal Workers Local 20
6450 Ameriplex Drive
Portage, IN 46368
Applicants can apply online at anytime