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Metal Fitter / Machinist

Metal fitters and machinists work with metal parts, fitting and assembling them, setting up machining tools, production machines and operating machining tools and machines to shape metal stock and castings.

Job Tasks:

  • Fitting fabricated metal parts into products and assembling metal parts and subassemblies to produce machines and equipment.
  • Studying drawings and specifications to determine suitable material, method and sequence of operations and machine settings.
  • Checking fabricated and assembled metal parts for accuracy, clearance and fit using precision measuring instruments.
  • Cutting, threading, bending and installing hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines.
  • Diagnosing faults and performing operational maintenance of machines as well as overhauling and repairing mechanical parts and fluid power equipment.