Unless you know a thing or two about the metals industry and have some sort of job that solutions for the metal industry you would probably be surprised at the various job possibilities there are out there in the world of metals. Having a job in this industry isn't just secluded to producing or manufacturing metals such as zinc, copper, steel, titanium, brass or aluminum. There are actually a wide range of jobs in the metal industry that can be had such as brakes specialist at an auto body shop or blacksmith. All you have to do is find them. Or be told about them, which is what this article is all about.

For instance, do you know what a farrier is? For those of you unaware of the term farrier or what a farrier, let us fill you in. In the world of hoof care, a farrier is an equine hoof care specialist that trims and balances the hooves of horses and fits horses with their horseshoes. In order to become a farrier one must have some blacksmith expertise in the world of metals and be able to fabricate, adapt, and adjust metal horseshoes.

The job of farrier might not be as well known as that of sheet metal bending but it is still, nonetheless, a job in the metals industry, and one we imagine that's not well known to most people. Other jobs that can be considered a part of the metals industry include machining technologist, ironworker, pipefitter, metal machine operator, lathe operator, boilermaker, engine and machine assemblers, sprinkler fitter, shipwright, sheet metal worker, patternmaker, model maker, underwater welder, tool grinder, and shipfitter, just to name a few.

Some of those jobs you have probably never heard of before such as shipfitter, which is a person who assembles or repairs furnishings in ships, or tool grinder, which is a job involving the operating of machines that shape and grind metals into specific sizes. There's a lot that can be done with metals and a lot that needs to be done with metals and if you were to take a look around your house or cubicle at work you'd probably find something metal related lying around.

We depend on metals everyday and the metal industry knows that and to keep up with the demands of metals they need to fill out certain jobs to make that happen. A plant can't manufacture items that we buy with a factory and assembly lines in place and those assembly lines can't operate without the help of millwrights or machine operators to ensure that they are working.


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