A mechanical fitter is employed to fit and assemble metal parts onto other materials by way of welding or brazing. Such an employee might work with electrical, plumbing, pneumatic and hydraulic lines and pipes. Maintenance of pipe and metalwork is also a key aspect of the role, which is required in factories, plants, transport depots and aerospace facilities, among other environments.
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A common way of entering this profession is through an Apprenticeship. In order to be considered for such a placement " where you would learn mechanical fitting on the job " a candidate may require GCSEs in subjects such as English, maths and science and technology.Another route is possible through training. Engineering BTEC, City and Guilds or EAL Certificates or Diplomas teach key practical skills and theory, which can assist to applying for mechanical fitter jobs.
Many roles are normal 37"40 hour per week and 9 to 5 positions, but some are based on shift work.Entry level jobs pay between £15,000 and £20,000 per year, rising to between £22,000 and £30,000 with experience. High responsibility positions may pay up to £35,000.