Tool maker, tool fitter or marker-out
- Repairs damaged or worn tools.
- Assembles prepared parts, checks their alignment with micrometers, optical projectors and other measuring equipment and adjusts as necessary.
- Operates hand and machine tools to shape workpieces to specifications and checks accuracy of machining.
- Marks out reference points using measuring instruments and tools such as punches, rules and squares.
- Examines drawings and specifications to determine appropriate method and sequence of operations.
Typical Education Level
Level 3 NVQ; A Levels
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 40% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for tool maker, tool fitter or marker-out is £20,748
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 429. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for tool maker, tool fitter or marker-out roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £20,748 per year. That is about £1,729 per month or £10.64 per hour. New workers generally start on £15,496, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £32,864
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 429 people are employed in the region.