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Fitter (General)

Fitters (General) fit and assemble metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment.

Overview

Fitters (General) fit and assemble metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment.

Day-to-day

  • determines suitable material, method and sequence of operations and machine settings
  • fits fabricated metal parts and assembles them
  • checks metal parts for accuracy, clearance and fit
  • sets guides, stops and other controls on machining tools, sets up prescribed cutting and shaping tools and dies in machines and presses, and sets controls for textile machines
  • forms metal stock and castings to press, cut, grind, plane, bore and drill metal
  • cuts, threads, bends and installs hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines
  • prepares pattern mechanisms to control the operation of textile machines used to spin, weave, knit, sew and tuft fabric
  • performs maintenance of machines, mechanical parts and fluid power equipment
  • may erect machines and equipment.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

Occupation snapshot
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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Fitter (General)

  • You need extensive experience, or a certificate III in engineering - mechanical trade to work as a Fitter (General). This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

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