The sheet metal trade is one of the most varied and diversified of all the skilled trades.
As a union sheet metal worker, you will belong to a skilled, technical craft that works with other building tradespeople to construct commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. You’ll be part of creating something that is long lasting and enhances the quality of life for many people.
The sheet metal industry needs highly skilled and motivated workers. As an apprentice, you participate in both on-the-job training and classroom study, allowing you to acquire practical experience while learning the technical aspects of the industry. When you enter an apprenticeship, you agree to work in an on-the-job training program and to attend specialized classes for between four and five years.
As a journey level sheet metal worker, you will be a skilled trades person who fabricates, installs, and repairs sheet metal products. Most commonly, these products include elements of heating, cooling, and ventilation systems. Sheet metal workers also fabricate and install products for metal roofing and architectural metal siding systems, equipment for the food processing and preparation industry, and sheet metal associated with industrial sector projects.