Metal Fabricators construct, assemble and repair structural shapes made of ferrous or non-ferrous materials. Individuals working in this field must be familiar with different types of metals and know how to operate many different types of specialized machines such as shears, rolling forms, presses and folding machines. Apart from being able to set up and use heavy duty machines, individuals must have the ability to interpret drawing, develop a logical sequence of operation and be able to layout and mark material for cutting, burning, sawing, punching, rolling, bending, drilling, shaping and forming. Fitting and assembly of metal components is also considered to be major responsibility in this field.
Metal Fabricators are employed in structural steel, machinery manufacturing plants, mining, petro-chemical, transportation, marine industries or heavy machinery companies. Individuals are involved in repairing or fabricating vessels, tanks, chutes, hoppers, stacks, as well as other heavy or light metal components on a custom made basis.There are many job opportunities for individuals looking for a career in the metal fabrication industry. Employers are looking for young men and women who are interested in working with metal material, using machinery to shape, weld and assembly metal components together. Graduates of the Metal Fabrication ELTT Citation program will be prepared to work in the industry as an apprentice.
Web sites such as Workinfonet are useful resources for finding employment in the trades industry.
A wage subsidy program is available through Human Resources & Skills Development Canada for students seeking employment who
- Have collected Employment Insurance within the last three years, or have been on maturity/parental leave within the past five years
- Are currently unemployed
- Are seeking full time employment.
Additional information is available at www.santewagesubsidy.com
Kwantlen students are eligible for employment both on and off campus. Please see the Student Employment Centre for job posting and instructions for using Workopolis.com.
Working at Kwantlen
If you are looking for employment as an instructor or staff member at Kwantlen, please see the Human Resources website at www.kwantlen.ca/hr.