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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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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jul 14 - Jul 18, 2014
- 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
- The Government of Yukon has cancelled a plan to spend $13M to develop five affordable housing projects in Whitehorse
- The Yukon Housing Corporation is spending $1.5M towards the construction of affordable rental accommodations in Carmacks and Carcross
- The Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board has issued new recommendations for consultations and facilities development for North American Tungsten's proposed Mactung mine site
- The Yukon Housing Corporation is seeking builders for a 48-unit seniors housing complex in Whitehorse
- The Government of Yukon, the City of Dawson and the owners of the Slinky mine have reached an agreement that will result in $1.3M worth of road construction, the development of residential lots and an end to placer mining in the area by 2017
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