Did you know that fitter/machinist's are also called fitters?

This trade has seen some major technological changes
over the last few years. If you also like precision computer technology
then this trade is for you.

Fitter Machinist Apprenticeship

A fitter machinist fabricates and assembles metal components as required by industry. Metal Fabrication may include the making of a metal part for a machine or any other metal part according to job specifications. From supplied drawings, a fitter machinist forms and assembles metal parts from operating tools such as grinders and drill presses to cut, form, punch or drill the part according to the specifications. Due to the broad application and large range of metals that are used in this industry a fitter machinist has the opportunity to become proficient across a wide range of tools and applications such as the use of CNC machining. Once you become trade qualified in this industry you may consider further study to become a Mechanical Engineer.

Fitter machining is a four year apprenticeship and you will be required to complete a Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade nationally recognised qualification.

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