“What makes a good sheet metal-worker?”

The Red Box Team always have metal work on the mind; all the members in our team have varying levels of experience and different perspectives on the approach and qualities required to operate within the sheet metal fabrication world. This has left us with the following question this week; “what actually makes an excellent sheet metal worker?”.

What makes a good sheet metal-worker?

Every workshop environment is unique, however we believe that all skilled sheet metal workers have had or currently possess the following characteristics and capabilities:

  • Bags of experience – It takes years of practise in order to become a proficient metal worker. Whether you’re welding, rolling or folding up sheets of material, it takes time to hone your skills
  • A whole lotta patience to go with it – In order to become a capable metal worker, you also have to be able to deal with the hiccups that pop up along the way. There could be complications with designs, issues with machinery that have to be worked around, which leads in to the next characteristic..
  • Adaptability – Being able to improvise on the fly is crucial within the metal fabrication industry as spanners can be thrown in the works at any moment. Also, you may be required to work independently or within a team and there may be occasions where off-site work is required
  • Attention to detail – Sheet metal workers must be able to followed detailed instructions and drawings precisely to then measure, program machinery or cut material with high levels of accuracy
  • A keen eye for overall safety – As with all careers in the engineering industry, safety is top priority. Sheet metal workers are highly trained to work safely to protect not only themselves but any others who may come in to contact

Red Box can accommodate any of your sheet metal fabrication requirements. If you have any further questions, or would like to put our metal working skills to the test feel free to get in touch with our Sales Team today on +44 (0)2380 254285 or via email at sales@redboxengineering.com.