building tinsmith

building tinsmith

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building tinsmith:

Who are they and what do they do? His/her task is to manufacture, fix, repair and remove metal sheet building parts.

What are the activities of the job? Manufacture, fitting and repair of sheet metal parts and products from galvanised steel sheet, copper, aluminium or other material, cutting sheets to dimensions specified in drawings, sheet bending, reinforcing, drilling, assembling, riveting and soldering detailed parts into assemblies - manufacture of construction elements such as hooks, guttering, and drain pipes etc.), metal cladding of tanks, doors, repair of vessels, fitting and repair of sheet cladding for walls, cornices and balconies, - assembly and repair of gutters, vertical pipes and elbows, sheet cladding of chimneys in all types of roofs - sheet cladding of all types of elements used on the fašade of a building, - fitting and repair of metal roof covering, production and repair of tin products of an artistic or stylish character (such as kettles, gargoyles, extension pieces according to design or to fit the original elements, - manufacture, fixing and repair of roof covering for roofs of special shape (pyramidal, conical, cupola, etc.)

Where is it done and under what conditions? Partly on site where changing weather conditions are to be expected as well as work at a height and in dusty environments and partly in workshops where sometimes dust and noise may occur.

What tools/equipment do they use? Mostly scissors and shears, pliers, hammers, welders, riveting machines, soldering devices, chisels, stamps, drills and other hand tools.

What do you need to succeed? You need apprentice training, manual skill and dexterity, quick reactions, ability to work in a team, accuracy, and self-discipline.

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