University System of Maryland
Job Class Specification
TITLE: SHEET METAL WORKER JOB CODE: N09SHU
FLSA: NONEXEMPT JOB TYPE: SYSTEMWIDE
EEO6: H60 JOB FAMILY/SERIES: PHP MNT
APPROVED BY: Chancellor Donald N. Langenberg EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/1996
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Under general supervision, performs sheet metal work at the journey
level. Creates a variety of sheet metal fabrications; installs,
maintains and repairs sheet metal items.
1. Plans, lays out, fabricates, assembles, installs and repairs sheet
metal parts, equipment and products, utilizing knowledge of
working characteristics of metallic and non-metallic materials,
machining and layout techniques.
2. Cuts and bends sheet metal for duct work fabrications and
installations; removes old installations and duct work, creates
and installs replacements.
3. Rivets, solders, braises, and welds sheet metals made of copper,
steel, aluminum, brass, fiberglass and other materials.
4. Reads, interprets, and works from blueprints, sketches and
specifications; determines sequence and methods of fabricating,
assembling and installing sheet metal products.
5. Selects gauge and type of sheet metal, such as galvanized iron,
copper, steel, aluminum, plastics and/or fiberglass according to
6. Prepares estimates of time, labor and materials. Prepares reports
reflecting daily operations and project status.
7. Operates and maintains tools and equipment of the sheet metal
trade. Cleans work area upon completion of project.
8. Provides guidance and training in the sheet metal work to other
maintenance personnel. May have lead responsibility for special
9. Operates standard equipment including drilling, cutting,
soldering, grinding and welding machines and electric hand tools.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EXPERIENCE: Four years progressively responsible experience in the
sheet metal trade.
Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in the methods and techniques of
the sheet metal trade; of the properties of metals, metal alloys and
other materials used in sheet metal work. Thorough knowledge of and
skill in basic mathematics including area, volume, weights, and the
practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios, and
proportions; of OSHA regulations related to the sheet metal trade.
Skill in the use and maintenance of the tools and equipment of the
sheet metal trade; in braising, welding, glueing, and soldering and in
measuring, cutting, and installing sheet metal and related materials.
Ability to read, interpret, and work from blueprints, drawings,
engineering specifications, and samples; to prepare summaries and
reports; to communicate effectively and follow directions; to work in,
on, around, over and under fixed equipment and machinery; to work from
ladders and scaffolding; to manipulate heavy equipment, tools, and
supplies and/or exert force up to 70 lbs.; to concurrently manipulate
multiple controls on equipment and machinery; to work in hazardous or
irritating environments, confined spaces, and adverse weather or
temperature conditions; to wear and work in personal protective
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job.
Valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver's license
may be required. Candidates selected for employment may be required to
be trained to work with asbestos.