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Machine fitters

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7316

Machine fitters fit, assemble and otherwise build heavy industrial machinery and transportation equipment, including aircraft engines. They are employed in industrial machinery and transportation equipment manufacturing industries.

Job Duties for Machine fitters

  • Read and interpret blueprints, sketches and diagrams to determine assembly operations
  • Fit and assemble prefabricated metal parts to build heavy industrial machinery and equipment such as construction, farming, and processing machinery, railway vehicles and aircraft engines
  • Move and align subassemblies and components using lifting and transporting devices such as overhead cranes
  • Install major components such as gears, pumps, motors or hydraulic assemblies
  • Inspect parts, subassemblies and finished products to ensure quality.

Working Conditions for Machine fitters

Work is performed indoors, where the use of heavy equipment and tools may cause injury.

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