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
£ 20,966
£ 35,751
£ 57,191

Available jobs

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

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

  • Grinding Machine

  • Aluminum

  • Power Tool Operation

  • Electrical Wiring

  • Forklift Truck

  • Welding

  • Assembly Lines

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

  • Packaging And Labeling

  • Loading And Unloading

  • Communication

  • Enthusiasm

  • Management

  • Self-Motivation

  • Energetic

  • Ethical Standards And Conduct

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.