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Fitter & Turner

What is a Fitter & Turner?

A Fitter and Turner is generally involved in the setting up of machinery to enable the manufacture of engineering products, repair or replacement of components, installation and maintenance of plant and machinery, and construction and commissioning work.

Examples of tasks and duties:

  • Operate a range of equipment including welding equipment, lathes, milling machinery, grinding machinery, hydraulic presses and thread cutting machinery
  • Operate CNC & NC lathes or machining equipment
  • Use specialist measuring equipment
  • Work from detailed drawings
  • Fault diagnostics

How do I get into this trade?

You will need to complete an Engineering Mechanical Apprenticeship. To be considered for an apprenticeship, you would have needed to complete Year 10 with good results in English and Maths and ideally, you would have also completed a Certificate II in Engineering. You may be able to start this apprenticeship while you are still at school.

What does your career prospect look like?

Once you have completed your Engineering Mechanical Trade (Fitting / Machining) Apprenticeship, you will have the experience for several other job roles within the industry. You might also consider working as a FIFO Tradesperson.

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