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“Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic” 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
Also Known As…
- 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
- 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 “Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic”
- Lay out and fabricate metal structural parts such as plates, bulkheads, and frames.
- 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.
- 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.
- Fit and align fabricated parts to be welded or assembled.
- Mark curves, lines, holes, dimensions, and welding symbols onto workpieces, using scribes, soapstones, punches, and hand drills.
- Plan locations and sequences of cutting, drilling, bending, rolling, punching, and welding operations, using compasses, protractors, dividers, and rules.
- Design and prepare templates of wood, paper, or metal.
- Apply pigment to layout surfaces, using paint brushes.
- Brace parts in position within hulls or ships for riveting or welding.
- Compute layout dimensions, and determine and mark reference points on metal stock or workpieces for further processing, such as welding and assembly.
- Lift and position workpieces in relation to surface plates, manually or with hoists, and using parallel blocks and angle plates.
- Inspect machined parts to verify conformance to specifications.
Related Technology & Tools
- Parallel blocks
- Drafting dividers
- Coordinate measuring machines CMM
- Hand drills
- Drafting compasses
- Digital hardness testers
- Electric saws
- Digital height gauges
- Stick welding machines
- Wheeled forklifts
- Optical comparators
- Dial indicators
- Gauge block sets
- Digital micrometers
- Measurement calipers
- Power hoists
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Inventory tracking software
- Microsoft Excel
- Hexagon Metrology PC-DMIS
- Data entry software
- Microsoft Word
- Computer aided design CAD software
- Optical Gaging Products Measure-X
- Autodesk AutoCAD
- Microsoft Office