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Metal working production or maintenance fitter

Metal working production and maintenance fitters erect, install and repair electrical and mechanical plant and industrial machinery, fit and assemble parts and sub-assemblies in the manufacture of metal products and test and adjust new motor vehicles and engines.

Tasks

  • Erects, installs, repairs and services plant and industrial machinery, including railway stock, textile machines, coin operated machines, locks, sewing machines, bicycles and gas and oil appliances.
  • Examines operation of, and makes adjustments to, internal combustion engines and motor vehicles.
  • Fits and assembles, other than to fine tolerances, prepared parts and sub-assemblies to make motor vehicles, printing and agricultural machinery, orthopaedic appliances and other metal goods.
  • Fits and assembles parts and/or metal sub-assemblies to fine tolerances to make marine engines, prototype metal products, agricultural machinery and machine tools.
  • Examines drawings and specifications to determine appropriate methods and sequence of operations.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 19% 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

£24,590

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for metal working production or maintenance fitter is £24,590

5,609 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 5,609. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for metal working production or maintenance fitter roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £24,590 per year. That is about £2,049 per month or £12.61 per hour. New workers generally start on £16,918, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £41,976

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, 5,609 people are employed in the region.

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