What's it like to be a Fitter?
Fitters study drawings, plans, specifications and blueprints in order to fit, assemble and shape machinery parts and other equipment. There are different types of Fitters including general Fitters, Mechanical Fitters, Maintenance Fitters, and Fitters and Turners.
Tasks and duties
- Reviewing drawings and blueprints in order to establish which materials, methods and settings are required for particular parts and processes.
- Fitting parts into machinery and equipment, checking parts for accuracy and fit, using tools to cut, file, plane, bore and drill metal.
- Diagnosing problems with machines and reporting issues to manager, ensuring that health and safety regulations are followed.
Individuals who are good with their hands, have strong maths skills and an aptitude for interpreting technical drawings are well suited to becoming Fitters.
The typical work environment for Fitters is within a factory or manufacturing plant, and because of this, they tend to work wearing protective items such as masks, goggles and earplugs.
What can I earn as a Fitter?
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How to become a Fitter
- Complete a Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Trade) (MEM30205) as part of an apprenticeship at a TAFE (or registered training institute).
- Gain practical experience as a qualified Fitter and consider moving into a specific industry such as manufacturing, construction or transport.
- Alternatively, investigate requirements for specialisation, such as becoming a Diesel Fitter, Fitter-Machinist or Fitter-Mechanic.
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