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Maintenance Fitter

Fabricate parts and perform maintenance and repairs on machinery
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What's it like to be a Maintenance Fitter?

Maintenance Fitters craft, assemble and fit parts to heavy machinery and industrial equipment. They also install, maintain and repair a range of heavy machinery and industrial tools including their mechanical and hydraulic components.

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Maintenance Fitters have good manual dexterity, attention to detail and hand–eye coordination. They work in workshops, factories, depots and on work sites in a broad range of industries including mining, manufacturing, construction and transport.

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How to become a Maintenance Fitter


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A Certificate III in Engineering is usually required to attain a Maintenance Fitter role, either combined with, or in place of an apprenticeship.

  1. Complete a Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (MEM30205) as part of an apprenticeship, or at a TAFE or registered training organisation.
  2. Gain practical experience as a qualified tradesperson and consider moving into specific industry such as mining, manufacturing, construction or transport.

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How do Maintenance Fitters rate their role?
Average ratings calculated from 75 Maintenance Fitters surveyed on SEEK
Work-life balance
3.9
Job satisfaction
4.2
Career progression opportunities
3.5
Job security
4.0
Pay / Salary
3.9
Variety of work
4.2

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Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
-0.9%
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2025
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Latest Maintenance Fitter reviews

Latest reviews from 70 Maintenance Fitters surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Working as a maintenance fitter can be tough. I wouldn’t restrict myself to just that career though.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Engineering- Trade
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Fitter/Fabricator
The good things
A rewarding career, however it does take its share of your personal life/commitments away from you. In saying that, working as a maintenance fitter opens the doorway to a variety of industries to work...
The challenges
Can be extremely stressful at times. Breakdowns occur. It is you’re responsibility to get the plant/equipment back up and running as soon as humanly possible. You will have people hanging off your bac...
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May 2021
Maintenance fitting has its exciting days and than the days you want to pull your hair out.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Maintenance
The good things
The group of guys in the work shop. The ability to do different types of tasks.
The challenges
The challenges would be the intermediate faults that arise in some situations
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