Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Sheet Metal Worker (#20005953)

General Statement

Under supervision, performs skilled work in connection with the fabrication, erection, assembly, alteration and repair of articles constructed of sheet metal, including sheet metal pipes, flues, ducts, gutters, bins and other items constructed of sheet metal.

Essential Job Functions

Essential job functions are fundamental, core functions common to positions in a classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are designed to be descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents may complete one or all of the job duties listed or tasks of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Lays out work, cuts, shapes, bends, forms, punches or drills holes; assembles parts, bolts, rivets or fits units for erection; makes attachments, seams or joints by welding, riveting, soldering, bolting, nailing or other means of fastening.
  • Operates machinery necessary in the fabrication, assembly and installation process.
  • Conducts work in a safe manner and in accordance with established safety rules and practices.

Other Job Functions

  • Is responsible for the custody and care of all hand or power tools of the trade in performing sheet metal work.
  • Grinds or files rough surfaces and performs other bench and machine operations required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Environmental Conditions

May involve exposure to a variety of operating mechanical equipment and loud noise and/or noxious odors.  May include working in all types of weather conditions throughout the plant facility and collection system.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of sheet metal work.
  • Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Skill in the use and care of the tools and equipment of the trade.
  • Ability to perform oxyacetylene and electric arc welding.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from a standard senior high school or the equivalent and completion of an approved apprentice training program in sheet metal work, or an equivalent combination of experience and training.


Additional experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Promotional Requirement

  • None

CLASS: 20005953; EST: 1/1/1900; REV: 7/1/2013;