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    Sheet Metal Worker

Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship Program

Fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings. Work may involve any of the following: setting up and operating fabricating machines to cut, bend, and straighten sheet metal; shaping metal over anvils, blocks, or forms using hammer; operating soldering and welding equipment to join sheet metal parts; or inspecting, assembling, and smoothing seams and joints of burred surfaces. Includes sheet metal duct installers who install prefabricated sheet metal ducts used for heating, air conditioning, or other purposes. 


Average Salary in New Mexico based on the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Who Can Be a Sheet Metal Worker?

Must be 18 years of age, have a High School Diploma/GED, be able to pass a pre-hire drug test and background check for many jobs, provide two forms of ID and be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the apprenticeship program: convert blueprints into shop drawings to construct or assemble sheet metal products, determine project requirements such as scope and assembly sequences using blueprints, drawings, or written/verbal instructions; lay out, measure, and mark dimensions; fasten seams or joints together with welds, bolts, cement, rivets, solder, caulks, metal drive clips, or bonds to assemble components into products or to repair sheet metal items; trim, file, grind, deburr, buff, or smooth surfaces, seams, or joints of assembled parts using hand tools or portable power tools. Abilities include but are not limited to near vision, multilimb coordination, visualization, information ordering, and arm-hand steadiness.) 

Program Sponsor

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. New Mexico Chapter
2821 Broadway Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107


Greta Schouman
(505) 830-4222

Sheet Metal Workers LU #49 JATC
2300 Buena Vista SE Suite 138
Albuquerque, NM 87106 


Iris M. Urquidi
(505) 242-4262

To obtain general information about registered apprenticeship, please fill out the form below and a representative from the State Apprenticeship Office will contact you by email.
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