Metal Working Production and 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.


New workers

New workers start around £20,966. Normal pay is £35,751 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £57,191.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 191,773 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • 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.

  • Examines operation of, and makes adjustments to internal combustion engines and motor vehicles.

  • 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.

  • Fits and assembles parts and/or metal sub-assemblies to fine tolerances to make marine engines, prototype metal products, agricultural machinery and machine tools.

  • Examines drawings and specifications to determine appropriate methods and sequence of operations.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Machinery

  • Engineering Drawings

  • Housekeeping

  • Power Tool Operation

  • Forklift Truck

  • Grinding Machine

  • Aluminum

  • Welding

  • Drilling

  • Electrical Wiring

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Detail Oriented

  • Operations

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Packaging And Labeling

  • Problem Solving

  • Loading And Unloading

  • Enthusiasm

  • Self-Motivation

  • Organizational Skills

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.