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Mechanical Fitter

Build heavy machinery using precision tools.
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What's it like to be a Mechanical Fitter?

A Mechanical Fitter fabricates, installs and repairs heavy machinery. Working to a set of precise specifications, they operate tools and machines to grind, mill and shape raw materials into the specified form, then assemble the final product.

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Mechanical Fitters have good hand–eye coordination, and work in factories and workshops alongside other workers under the supervision of a manager. They spend much of their working day standing and require a good level of physical fitness. They predominately work in the manufacturing and industrial sectors.

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How to become a Mechanical Fitter


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A Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (MEM30205) is usually required to attain a Mechanical Fitter role, attained through the completion of an apprenticeship.

  1. Complete an apprenticeship providing the Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (MEM30205). Course duration may vary but usually takes three to four years. An apprenticeship is a binding commitment made by both the employer and the trainee for the duration of the agreement.
  2. You may need to attain additional certifications for the use of forklifts, working in confined spaces or working at heights. These are usually attained through the completion of short courses and should be gained from a registered training organisation (RTO).

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Working hours for Mechanical Fitters
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Latest Mechanical Fitter reviews

Latest reviews from 74 Mechanical Fitters surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
FIFO is difficult mentally. It’s a lot of time away from home and away from your relationships that is extremely demanding on your mental health. The workplaces are quite closely knit and can be rumour filled and back stabbing. The work itself is interesting and
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Automotive Engine Reconditioning
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Gas compression
The good things
Lifestyle roster, reliability challenges, pace of work, safety culture, peer support, mateship.
The challenges
Industry is a jobs for mates haven. Hard to get in or progress if your not in the friendship circle. Watched multiple people gain promotions/be developed due to association with the supervision as opp...
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May 2021
Where there is always machines, there will always be man
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
All engineering applications
The good things
First of all, to be a Mechanical Fitter much depends on where you do the training, who employs you and the individuals that mentor you. And from that it will depend on what type, pedigree of Mechanica...
The challenges
The challenges of the role is money, I mean the quality of consumables available for the job, the quality of the work environment, and the quality in the thinking of upper management to be able to fac...
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