Fitter and Turner

Fitters and Turners fit, assemble, grind and shape metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment.

Overview

Fitters and Turners fit, assemble, grind and shape metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment.

Day-to-day

  • studies drawings and specifications to determine suitable material, method and sequence of operations and machine settings
  • fits fabricated metal parts into products and assembles metal parts and sub-assemblies to produce machines and equipment
  • checks fabricated and assembled metal parts for accuracy, clearance and fit using precision measuring instruments
  • 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 fine tolerance using machining tools to press, cut, grind, plane, bore and drill metal
  • cuts, threads, bends and installs hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines
  • diagnoses faults and performs operational maintenance of machines, and overhauls and repairs mechanical parts and fluid power equipment
  • may erect machines and equipment on-site.

Occupation snapshot
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To become a Fitter and Turner

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

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