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Pierce WDA: Pierce County
Qualification: SOC code: 472211

Fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings. Work may involve any of the following: setting up and operating fabricating machines to cut, bend, and straighten sheet metal; shaping metal over anvils, blocks, or forms using hammer; operating soldering and welding equipment to join sheet metal parts; or inspecting, assembling, and smoothing seams and joints of burred surfaces. Includes sheet metal duct installers who install prefabricated sheet metal ducts used for heating, air conditioning, or other purposes.

According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation is: High school diploma or equivalent. Additional training, experience, licenses or credentials may be required. Learn more at BLS.
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QualificationSoc area
Demand All workforce development areas, all counties
Balanced Pacific Mountain WDA: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston counties
Demand Snohomish WDA: Snohomish County
Demand Seattle King WDA: King County
Demand Benton- Franklin WDA: Benton, Franklin counties
Demand Spokane WDA: Spokane County
Demand Northwest WDA I: Whatcom county
Demand Southwest WDA I: Cowlitz, Wahkiakum counties
Demand South Central WDA I: Kittitas County
Balanced Olympic Consortium WDA I: Kitsap county
Demand Northwest WDA II: Skagit county
Demand Southwest WDA II: Clark County
Demand South Central WDA II: Klickitat County
Balanced Olympic Consortium WDA II: Clallam, Jefferson counties
Demand Northwest WDA III: Island, San Juan counties
Demand South Central WDA III: Skamania County
Demand South Central WDA IV: Yakima County
Demand Eastern Washington WDA I: Stevens, Ferry, Pend Oreille, Lincoln counties