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