A metalsmith designs and builds equipment, builds and maintains structures and performs shipbuilding work and other things based on metalworking. Metalsmithing is a certified trade.
Metalsmithing is divided into three fields of specialization:
• a steel shipbuilder works on the construction and maintenance of steel ships
• a steel civil engineer works on the construction and maintenance of steel frame buildings, masts, bridges and machine parts
• a welder works mainly in metal welding
As a metalsmith, you could work in a workshop, in a machine shop, a blacksmith shop or shipyard, or in a manufacturing and construction company.