Fitter and Turner Job Description

Fitter and Turner job description

Fitter and Turner, job description,


Fitter and Turner Job Description

A fitter and turner is a skilled tradesperson responsible for assembling, installing, and maintaining mechanical systems by fitting and machining precision components. They use various tools and machinery to fabricate and repair parts, ensuring a smooth operation for machinery and equipment.


  • Diagnose faults and perform operational maintenance of machines
  • Ensure accuracy and functionality of assembled components
  • Read drawings and specifications to determine suitable materials, sequence of operations, and machine settings
  • Set up prescribed cutting and shape tools in machines and equipment
  • Check assembled metal parts for accuracy and fit using measuring instruments
  • Set up guides, stops, and other controls on numerous machining tools


  • High attention to detail and precision in machining tasks
  • Ability to work individually with minimal supervision and in a team environment
  • Experience in assembling and installing mechanical components
  • Interpret technical drawings and specifications
  • Experience in using machining tools and equipment
  • Qualifications in trade or any other related qualifications

Working Conditions

  • Occasionally stand for extended periods and lift heavy objects
  • Exposure to a noisy environment
  • Safety equipment must be worn at all times, and adherence to safety protocols is crucial
  • Work in manufacturing plants, workshops, or industrial settings.

Average Salary

  • $75k – $95k per year in Australia
  • $75k – $85k per year in New Zealand

Salary is based on © SEEK and © Indeed statistics and research.

This Fitter and Turner job description is a guideline only and will vary depending on the company, project and location within the Australian/New Zealand market.

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