HVAC & Sheet Metal Detailer (Engineer)

Average Salary Range $60,000 - $105,000*

Job Description:

Sheet Metal and HVAC detailers (engineers) are responsible for sketching detailed drawings to help teams develop efficient and cost-effective production plans and tactics. These skilled commercial HVAC tradespeople provide coordination between the hardware fabricators and the installers to ensure success, quality and accuracy of projects from start to finish. Detailers work with project documents, plans and specifications, take field measurements and create 3-D coordination digital drawings with CAD computer-aided drafting (CAD) software.

Key Skills

The sheet metal/HVAC detailer job is ideal for someone who is:

  • Good at communication and organizational skills
  • A team player
  • Interested in design
  • Excels in customer service


  • Journeyman sheet metal card
  • Relevant work experience
  • Detailing experience with building information modeling (BIM)

Typical Benefits (may vary)

  • Paid Time Off
  • Opportunity to learn additional skills as well as upward mobility
  • Two weeks of vacation after one year of service
  • Medical, dental, life, vision, disability and 401(k) available after one month
  • Flexible spending account to help you and your family pay for medical expenses

Sheet Metal Detailer Wages/Average Annual Base Compensation*

  • $60,000 to $105,000

*Glass Door

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