Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Sheet Metal Worker Leadman (#20005955)

General Statement

Under supervision, performs skilled work in connection with the fabrication, erection, assembly, alteration and repair of articles constructed of sheet metal and directs the work of assigned Journeymen and helpers.

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.

  • Performs first-line supervision of assigned Sheet Metal Workers performing skilled work in connection with the fabrication, assembly, erection, installation, alteration and repair of sheet metal articles, including sheet metal pipes, flues, ducts, gutters, bins and other items constructed of sheet metal.
  • Participates in planning the work of assigned Sheet Metal Workers.
  • Checks work progress and gives instructions and training in job duties and safety practices.
  • 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.
  • Requisitions tools, equipment, supplies, and/or materials from the storeroom.
  • 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.
  • Reviews and codes timesheets, electronic time off requests and maintains vacation schedules online.
  • 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

  • Thorough knowledge of sheet metal work.
  • Thorough 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.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to perform oxyacetylene and electric arc welding.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from a standard senior high school or the equivalent and one year of experience as a journeyman Sheet Metal Worker.


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

Promotional Requirement

  • One year of service with the District as a Sheet Metal Worker. 
  • Civil service status as a Sheet Metal Worker.

CLASS: 20005955; EST: 1/1/1900; REV: 11/1/2016;