ISCO 08 Code 7213     Sheet-metal workers

Lead Statement

Sheet-metal workers make, install and repair articles and parts of articles of sheet metal such as sheet steel, copper, tin, brass, aluminium, zinc or galvanised iron.

Task statement

Tasks include:

  • marking sheet metal for cutting and shaping;
  • making and repairing household utensils and other articles in tin, copper and light alloys, or ornamental articles and fittings;
  • making and repairing boilers, tanks, vats and similar containers;
  • installing and repairing sheet-metal parts of vehicles and aircraft;
  • converting blueprints into shop drawings to be followed in the construction and assembly of sheet metal products;
  • determining project requirements, including scope, assembly sequences, and required methods and materials, according to blueprints, drawings, and written or verbal instructions;
  • inspecting product quality and installation to ensure conformance to specifications.

Included occupations

Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Boilersmith
  • Coppersmith
  • Sheet-metal worker
  • Tinsmith


ISCO 88 Code(s) 7213

(NCvB; Mei 2010)