Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
Lay out reference points and dimensions on metal or plastic stock or workpieces, such as sheets, plates, tubes, structural shapes, castings, or machine parts, for further processing. Includes shipfitters.
* Attention to Detail
* Analytical Thinking
* Mark curves, lines, holes, dimensions, and welding symbols onto workpieces, using scribes, soapstones, punches, and hand drills.
* Fit and align fabricated parts to be welded or assembled.
* Plan locations and sequences of cutting, drilling, bending, rolling, punching, and welding operations, using compasses, protractors, dividers, and rules.
Sample Job Titles
Aircraft Lay Out Worker, Bellmaker, Development Mechanic, Dimensional Inspector, Duplicator, Fabricator, Hangersmith, Layer Out, Layout Fabricator, Layout Fitter, Layout Inspector, Layout Man, Layout Mechanic, Layout Technician (Layout Tech), Layout Worker, Location and Measurement Technician, Machine Lay Out Worker, Marine Fitter, Marine Shipfitter, Pattern Layout Worker, Pattern Setter, Plate Fitter, Plate Hanger, Precision Layout Worker, Propeller Layout Worker, Quality Technician, Ship Erector, Ship Fitter, Shipfitter, Shipfitter Apprentice, Solid Surface Fabricator, Surface Fabricator.