Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-16% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent


What Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters Do

Fabricate, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products.

Other Job Titles Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters May Have

Fabricator, Fitter, Layout Man, Mill Beam Fitter, Ship Fitter, Structural Steel Fitter, Tack Welder, Weld Technician

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Verify conformance of workpieces to specifications, using squares, rulers, and measuring tapes.
  • Align and fit parts according to specifications, using jacks, turnbuckles, wedges, drift pins, pry bars, and hammers.
  • Move parts into position, manually or with hoists or cranes.
  • Position, align, fit, and weld parts to form complete units or subunits, following blueprints and layout specifications, and using jigs, welding torches, and hand tools.
  • Study engineering drawings and blueprints to determine materials requirements and task sequences.

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