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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 Apr 07 - Apr 11, 2014
- The Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and the Government of Yukon are partnering to fund construction of a new community and recreation centre in the Village of Old Crow
- Through the Community Development Fund, the Government of Yukon is providing more than $270,000 in funding for twenty cultural, artistic, and educational projects
- The Government of Yukon is investing $250,000 towards the development of an outdoor sport complex in Whitehorse, featuring soccer fields and an eight-lane running track
- The Government of Yukon has developed a comprehensive inspection program for government-owned buildings, and plans to complete 130 inspections in Whitehorse in 2014
- The Government of Yukon and the State of Alaska have jointly awarded a $250,000 contract to study electrical and telecommunications connections between the two regions
- The Town of Watson Lake has no resident full-time doctors and has relied on the use of 15 locum doctors to provide services, which is a growing problem in the community as it tries to staff its 24-hour medical facility
- The Government of Yukon, through the Yukon Housing Corporation, is investing $1.5M in capital and $700,000 in operating and maintenance, in a variety of seniors and rural social housing projects across the territory
- The Government of Canada has committed $500,000 in funding to the Victim Services branch, which will allow continued support for a second victim services worker position in Watson Lake
- The Government of Yukon plans to begin work this summer on a $734,000 campground on Tagish Lake to meet the growing demand for recreational opportunities near Whitehorse
- The Government of Yukon has committed to investing in infrastructure that will attract business to the territory, and reduce administrative burdens in the 2014 budget year
- The Government of Yukon is providing $1M over three years to the Kwanlin Dün First Nation for land-based programs at the Jackson Lake Healing Centre
- The Government of Yukon will be inviting bids for rehabilitation of the Ross River suspension bridge after a previous decision favouring demolition was suspended
- As part of the largest capital budget in Yukon history, the Territorial Government plans to spend $293M on a wide range of roads, bridges, airports and buildings in 2014
- The Town of Faro is scheduled to have a new RCMP building, with construction starting in 2015, following a 2013 review of all police buildings in the Yukon Territory
- The first Comic-Con to be held in the Yukon Territory is scheduled for August 2014 in Whitehorse. YukomiCon, sponsored by the Yukon Comic Culture Society, is planning celebrity guests and a range of activities over the three-day conference
- The Government of Yukon is providing $2.8M to Yukon Hospital Corporation for the construction of a temporary home for Whitehorse General Hospital's magnetic resonance imaging scanner
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