Will “Solid Surface Fabricator” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
84% Chance of Automation
“Solid Surface Fabricator” 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
- Shipfitter Apprentice
- Ship Erector
- Sheet Metal Worker
- Propeller Layout Worker
- Precision Layout Worker
- Plate Hanger
- Plate Fitter
- 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 “Solid Surface Fabricator”
- Mark curves, lines, holes, dimensions, and welding symbols onto workpieces, using scribes, soapstones, punches, and hand drills.
- Lay out and fabricate metal structural parts such as plates, bulkheads, and frames.
- Plan locations and sequences of cutting, drilling, bending, rolling, punching, and welding operations, using compasses, protractors, dividers, and rules.
- Lift and position workpieces in relation to surface plates, manually or with hoists, and using parallel blocks and angle plates.
- Compute layout dimensions, and determine and mark reference points on metal stock or workpieces for further processing, such as welding and assembly.
- Install doors, hatches, brackets, and clips.
- Locate center lines and verify template positions, using measuring instruments such as gauge blocks, height gauges, and dial indicators.
- Apply pigment to layout surfaces, using paint brushes.
- Design and prepare templates of wood, paper, or metal.
- Add dimensional details to blueprints or drawings made by other workers.
- Plan and develop layouts from blueprints and templates, applying knowledge of trigonometry, design, effects of heat, and properties of metals.
- Inspect machined parts to verify conformance to specifications.
- Brace parts in position within hulls or ships for riveting or welding.
- Fit and align fabricated parts to be welded or assembled.
Related Technology & Tools
- Stick welding machines
- Digital height gauges
- Electric saws
- Measurement calipers
- Coordinate measuring machines CMM
- Drafting dividers
- Hand drills
- Parallel blocks
- Wheeled forklifts
- Drafting compasses
- Digital hardness testers
- Digital micrometers
- Optical comparators
- Power hoists
- Dial indicators
- Gauge block sets
- Inventory tracking software
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Hexagon Metrology PC-DMIS
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Office
- Data entry software
- Computer aided design CAD software
- Optical Gaging Products Measure-X
- Autodesk AutoCAD