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Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters fabricate, assemble, fit and install steel or other metal components for buildings, bridges, tanks, towers, boilers, pressure vessels and other similar structures and products. They are employed in structural steel, boiler and platework fabrication plants and by heavy machinery manufacturing and shipbuilding companies.
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- Study engineering drawings and blueprints, determine the materials required, and plan the sequence of tasks to cut metal most efficiently
- Construct patterns and templates as guides for layouts
- Lay out reference points and patterns on heavy metal according to component specifications
- Rig, hoist and move materials to storage areas or within worksite
- Assemble and fit metal sections and plates to form complete units or subunits using tack welding, bolting, riveting or other methods
- Set up and operate various heavy-duty metal-working machines such as brake presses, shears, cutting torches, grinders and drills, including computer numerical control (CNC) equipment, to bend, cut, form, punch, drill or otherwise form heavy-metal components
- Install fabricated components in final product.
Outlook & Prospects for Structural Metal and Platework Fabricators and Fitters in Yukon Territory
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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No employment outlooks have been developed for the territories at this time.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2014
- The Government of Yukon has signed a new agreement with the Yukon Legal Services Society that covers the $2.1M in costs to provide legal aid programs and services in the territory
- The Yukon Housing Corporation will receive $16M over the next five years to invest in affordable housing and to create opportunities for apprentices
- The Government of Yukon approved a $72M expansion to the services and facilities at Whitehorse General Hospital. Construction is set to begin around the middle of 2015, taking approximately 30 months to complete.
- The Government of Yukon is holding a firefighter training course for women at Camp Ember in Whitehorse from August 11 to 15, 2014
- The Ayamdigut campus of Yukon College in Whitehorse and the Yukon Research Centre are undergoing renovations that will improve program delivery and streamline student services and security
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