Fine sheet metalworking

In addition to the classical professions in any factory, there are three of them that are specific to fine sheet metalworking. They all require qualifications in reading plans. They are:


The profiler puts together and adjusts the forming rollers. Each train of rollers shapes the profile to produce a finished product.

The profiler makes adjustments, ensures dimensions are correct and produces uprights (panel junctions), channels (floor and ceiling) and reinforcements (inside the panels for stiffening). Once it has been produced, the product is sent for painting or to the press for notches and/or stamping.


The sides (cut sheet metal) coming from the shears are then folded by the folding-press.

The role of the press operator is to adjust then check dimensions and then carry out production. Parts then go for painting.


Receiving the parts coming from the press area, the locksmith deals with panels (partitions), ceilings, openings (doors) and doorways (door frames).

S/He carries out some finishing work on the parts (drilling), assembles and spot and semi-automatically welds them. S/He may have to do some sanding. The product then goes to the edging machine for folding and finally is painted.

In each of these professions, the best operators can progress in responsibility and become a Lead Worker or Team Leader.