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

Knowledge

  • Metal forming technologies

    The variety of technologies and techniques, such as forging, pressing, stamping, rolling and others, used for the forming processes of metal product manufacturing.

  • Types of metal

    Qualities, specifications, applications and reactions to different fabricating processes of various types of metal, such as steel, aluminium, brass, copper and others.

Skills

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Carry out measurements of parts

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

  • Manipulate metal

    Manipulate the properties, shape and size of metal.

  • Operate metal fabricating machines

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

  • Cut metal products

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

  • Tend lathe

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

  • Fabricate metal parts

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

  • Perform metal work

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

  • Operate drill press

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

  • Inspect quality of products

    Use various techniques to ensure the product quality is respecting the quality standards and specifications. Oversee defects, packaging and sendbacks of products to different production departments.

Optional knowledge and skills

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