Structural metal fabricators and fitters are responsible for fabricating, positioning, aligning, and fitting parts of metal products. Their job depends on physical strength and machinery. To align and fit parts, they may require the use of specialized equipment like jacks, pry bars, hammers or hoists and cranes. To properly position parts, fabricators and fitters must be able to read blueprints and technical drawings.
To become a structural metal fabricator or fitter requires at least a high school diploma and one to two years of on-the-job training. Some employers will require additional certifications or the completion of an apprenticeship program. Structural metal fabricators and fitters earn approximately $18.89 an hour.