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Fitter

Fit, assemble and shape machinery parts and other equipment.

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.

Fitter

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.
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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


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To work as a Fitter in Australia, you’ll usually need a trade qualification combined with, or in place of, a completed apprenticeship.

  1. Complete a Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Trade) (MEM30205) as part of an apprenticeship at a TAFE (or registered training institute).
  2. Gain practical experience as a qualified Fitter and consider moving into a specific industry such as manufacturing, construction or transport.
  3. Alternatively, investigate requirements for specialisation, such as becoming a Diesel Fitter, Fitter-Machinist or Fitter-Mechanic.

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Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

This qualification will prepare you for a role as an Engineering Tradesperson in the metal, engineering and manufacturing industries.

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Latest Fitter reviews

Latest reviews from 34 Fitters surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
good to earn money ,it all depends on the company you are dealing with and the managers
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Engineering
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
valves ,gearbox
The good things
work with the team ,good social network,get good friends ,update on technology and clients,will be independent,
The challenges
supervisor or the management ,unplanned work ,unavoidable schedules,night works ,work continuously for 12hr shift
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Nov 2018
Leadinghand fitter where you do your job 100% and you get to do other peoples jobs aswell
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Automotive (Diesel Fitting)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Maintenance
The good things
Helping all the fellow workers who dont have experience and guiding them in the correct direction.
The challenges
There are lots of challenges which is great because you guide your fellow workers delegate jobs and organise parts
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