Will “Plate Fitter” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
84% Chance of Automation
“Plate Fitter” will probably be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #476 out of #702. A higher ranking (i.e., a lower number) means the job is less likely to be replaced.
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.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 51-4192.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 47,720.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 22.00
- Currently, there are 9,070 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic”.
Also Known As…
- Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
- Ship Fitter
- Quality Technician
- Layout Worker
- Layout Technician
- Layout Mechanic
- Layout Man
- Layout Inspector
- Development Mechanic
- Steel Fabricator
- Solid Surface Fabricator
- Shipfitter Apprentice
- Ship Erector
- Sheet Metal Worker
- Propeller Layout Worker
- Precision Layout Worker
- Plate Hanger
- Pattern Setter
- Pattern Layout Worker
- Marine Fitter
- Machine Lay Out Worker
- Location and Measurement Technician
- Layer Out
- Fitter Up
- Dimensional Inspector
- Coordinate Measuring Machine Technician (CMM Technician)
- Aircraft Lay Out Worker
Tasks for “Plate Fitter”
- Install doors, hatches, brackets, and clips.
- Compute layout dimensions, and determine and mark reference points on metal stock or workpieces for further processing, such as welding and assembly.
- Add dimensional details to blueprints or drawings made by other workers.
- Apply pigment to layout surfaces, using paint brushes.
- Lift and position workpieces in relation to surface plates, manually or with hoists, and using parallel blocks and angle plates.
- Brace parts in position within hulls or ships for riveting or welding.
- Plan and develop layouts from blueprints and templates, applying knowledge of trigonometry, design, effects of heat, and properties of metals.
- Design and prepare templates of wood, paper, or metal.
- Lay out and fabricate metal structural parts such as plates, bulkheads, and frames.
- Inspect machined parts to verify conformance to specifications.
- 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.
- Locate center lines and verify template positions, using measuring instruments such as gauge blocks, height gauges, and dial indicators.
- Plan locations and sequences of cutting, drilling, bending, rolling, punching, and welding operations, using compasses, protractors, dividers, and rules.
Related Technology & Tools
- Electric saws
- Digital micrometers
- Parallel blocks
- Power hoists
- Measurement calipers
- Digital hardness testers
- Wheeled forklifts
- Digital height gauges
- Drafting compasses
- Hand drills
- Dial indicators
- Drafting dividers
- Stick welding machines
- Coordinate measuring machines CMM
- Gauge block sets
- Optical comparators
- Microsoft Excel
- Autodesk AutoCAD
- Computer aided design CAD software
- Microsoft Office
- Data entry software
- Optical Gaging Products Measure-X
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Hexagon Metrology PC-DMIS
- Microsoft Word
- Inventory tracking software