Engineering fitter

Engineering fitter

“An engineering fitter produces complex high-value, low-volume components and assemblies”

An engineering fitter produces complex high-value, low-volume components and assemblies, such as turbines, cranes, gearboxes, production lines, rigs and platforms. As a fitter, you’ll likely have a mechanical, electrical, electronic, control systems, pipe fitting or instrumentation focus, but there are also multi-disciplinary fitters. You’ll interpret drawings and specifications before undertaking production or refurbishment, and ensure you have the right tools, equipment and resources to complete the task. You’ll need to check your work against quality standards and make adjustments as required. On completion of the task, you’ll hand over the product and prepare the work area for the next task by checking that equipment meets the standards required to operate. You may be based in a workshop or on client premises. This may include hazardous environments

Duration: 42 months

Relevant school subjects: DT, science and maths

Entry requirements: Depend on employer

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum