Fitter and Turner

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

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    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.

    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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