Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters


Sheet metal is used as a building material in many military construction projects. Ships, tanks, and aircraft are made of heavy metal armor. Welders and metal workers make and install sheet metal products, such as roofs, air ducts, gutters, and vents. They also make custom parts to repair the structural parts of ships, submarines, landing craft, buildings, and equipment.

Job Titles

  • Advanced Steelworker
  • Advanced Welder
  • Aeronautical Welder
  • Aircraft Fabrication Superintendent
  • Aircraft Metals Technology Apprentice

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