Fitter (General)

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

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    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

    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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