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Shoffner Acquisition Corp Sheet Metal Helper in Knoxville, Tennessee

Work as a Sheet Metal Helper is a great way to build experience before beginning an Apprenticeship. You will gain on-the job experience that will make lay the groundwork the an Apprenticeship that produces our Company's skilled, qualified Journeyman Sheet Metal Mechanics. The Apprentice school year begins annually in August and you would have ample time to build your skills before beginning a 4-year Sheet Metal Apprenticeship. Same as Apprentices, Helpers learn and perform, under the supervision of foremen, many new skills.

Our Sheet Metal Helpers are full-time employees, earning a full-time paycheck with benefits while learning your trade.

If you have Apprentice credits and credentials from another school, you may be able to transfer them to our Company’s DOL-Approved curriculum!


  • Competitive wages, that grow with experience and skills.

  • Blue Cross Medical plan fully paid by the Company!

  • Short-term Disability and Life Insurance paid by the Company

  • All school costs paid by the Company!

  • Boot and Clothing Allowances

  • Full Benefits incl. dental, vision, long term disability, accident, critical illness

  • 401(k) with Company match

  • Referral bonus program

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) available within 1st year!

  • Paid holidays


  • Punctuality / reliability are the most important skill you MUST bring to this job!

  • You must be able to:

  • Work as a part of a team, under close supervision

  • Perform basic mathematics accurately and thoroughly

  • Function capably in extremes of heat, cold and bad weather, indoors and out-of-doors

  • Climb and work comfortably at heights on lifts and ladders

  • Physically fit to stand and walk throughout the workday, reach outward constantly, and often lift/carry up to 60 lbs

  • Work efficiently in small spaces

  • Work reaching above shoulders, crawling, squatting, kneeling, bending

  • Exercise fine motor control, with excellent hand-eye coordination

  • Consistently operate within Company Values and standards


During your 4-Year Apprenticeship you will, under skilled supervision, learn how to:

  • Install complex commercial duct work in a wide variety of job settings

  • Pre-Assemble components of commercial duct work

  • Unload, move, and handle commercial-scale duct work

  • Properly finish and seal duct work

  • Work consistently at heights, from ladders, scaffolds, scissor lifts, roof, or boom lifts

  • Assist with the installation of commercial HVAC equipment and devices

  • Learn about and work with a wide variety power tools and hand tools

  • Perform accurate measurements using tape measures and other precision devices

  • Complete classroom and home study, on-time and to a high standard, with frequent practical skills and schoolwork knowledge testing

  • Learn to layout duct work to be installed

  • Install commercial ceiling diffusers (grilles), wall mount diffusers, and other air devices

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