Sheetmetal Worker

University of California, Los Angeles
March 2007


Class Specifications - G.25
Sheetmetal Worker Supervisor - 8124
Assistant Supervisor-Sheetmetal Worker - 8128
Lead Sheetmetal Worker - 8125
Sheetmetal Worker - 8126



Sheetmetal Workers fabricate, assemble, install and repair sheet metal products and equipment such as control boxes, drain pipes and ventilators; select gauge and type of sheet metal according to product being fabricated and knowledge of metal; set up and operate fabricating machines such as shears, brakes, bending rolls and punch and drill presses to cut, bend and straighten sheet metal; shape metal over anvil, blocks or forms; set up and operate soldering and welding equipment to join together sheet metal parts; smooth seams, joints or burred surfaces using files and portable grinder or buffer; inspect assemblies and installations to conform with specifications; and instruct or lead semi-skilled and unskilled assistants.


Sheetmetal Worker Supervisor

Under direction, incumbents supervise and coordinate the work of Assistant Supervisors, lead Sheetmetal Workers and Sheetmetal Workers. Incumbents typically make hiring selections among job applicants, ensure that new and existing staff receive proper training; make daily work schedules and assignments; review work performed at various stages and upon completion; evaluate the performance of subordinate employees; recommend or initiate personnel actions such as promotions, transfers and disciplinary measures; and maintain various work records including written and oral reports; prepare estimates of man-hours, costs and materials required.

Assistant Supervisor Sheetmetal Worker

Under general supervision, incumbents serve as working supervisors for a specific work crew of sheet metal workers and helpers within the shop (e.g. construction crew) that may be carrying out work assignments at a number of jobs. The assigned responsibility for the supervision of different work crews within the shop may change frequently depending upon changing work priorities. Incumbents also assist the Supervisor in establishing daily job schedules; ensure that decisions made regarding these priorities are carried out; assist the Supervisor in evaluating job performance and may recommend on disciplinary actions as necessary; may assist the Supervisor with job estimating. Incumbents act for the Supervisor in his absence.

Lead Sheetmetal Worker

Under supervision, incumbents serve as work leaders for sheet metal workers and helpers assigned to a specific job. Incumbents give instructions to carry out assigned tasks; may make minor changes in material needs or modifications to assigned work due to material delays or other problems; communicate work order revisions, material delays or other problems to Supervisor or Assistant Supervisor and await further instruction; maintain time and material records and perform the full range of job duties as outlined in the series concept.

Sheetmetal Worker

Under supervision, incumbents perform the full range of duties as outlined in the series concept.


Applicants for positions in the Sheetmetal Worker Series are expected to possess the skills, knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.