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Metal Working Production & Maintenance Fitters

Metal working production and maintenance fitters erect, install and repair electrical and mechanical plant and industrial machinery, fit and assemble parts and sub-assemblies in the manufacture of metal products and test and adjust new motor vehicles and engines.

Tasks

  • Examines drawings and specifications to determine appropriate methods and sequence of operations
  • Fits and assembles parts and/or metal sub-assemblies to fine tolerances to make marine engines, prototype metal products, agricultural machinery and machine tools
  • Fits and assembles, other than to fine tolerances, prepared parts and sub-assemblies to make motor vehicles, printing and agricultural machinery, orthopaedic appliances and other metal goods
  • Examines operation of, and makes adjustments to, internal combustion engines and motor vehicles
  • Erects, installs, repairs and services plant and industrial machinery, including railway stock, textile machines, coin operated machines, locks, sewing machines, bicycles and gas and oil appliances.

Entry Requirements

Entrants usually possess GCSEs/S grades, a GNVQ/ GSVQ or a BTEC/SQA award. Apprenticeships in Engineering Maintenance at NVQ/SVQ Level 3 are available.


What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £33,000 per annum and can progress up to £48,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 21,416 employed Metal Working Production & Maintenance Fitters in the region.

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