Profession fitter and turner

Fitters and turners use machine tools to create and modify metal parts according to set specifications in order to fit components for machinery. They ensure the finished components are ready for assembly.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

Skills

  • Carry out measurements of parts

    Operate measurement instruments to measure parts of manufactured objects. Take into consideration specifications of manufacturers to perform the measuring.

  • Cut metal products

    Operate cutting and measuring instruments in order to cut/shape pieces of metal into given dimensions.

  • Fabricate metal parts

    Fabricate metal parts, using equipment such as drill presses and engine lathes.

  • Operate drill press

    Operate a semi-automated, semi-manual drill press to drill holes in a work piece, safely and according to regulations.

  • Manipulate metal

    Manipulate the properties, shape and size of metal.

  • Perform metal work

    Work with metal and iron materials in order to assemble individual pieces or structures.

  • Tend lathe

    Tend a lathe designed for cutting manufacturing processes on metal, wooden, plastic materials and others, monitor and operate it, according to regulations.

  • Operate metal fabricating machines

    Set up and operate fabricating equipment to bend, cut and straighten pieces of metal.

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

Optional knowledge and skills

tend computer numerical control lathe machine read engineering drawings heat metals read standard blueprints metal coating technologies rivet types screw types set up the controller of a machine tend riveting machine metal joining technologies assemble electrical components apply polishing lubricants assemble metal parts operate handheld riveting equipment join metals develop assembly instructions design metal components manufacturing of metal structures