Metal working production or maintenance fitter
- 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
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for metal working production or maintenance fitter is £24,590
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 5,354. 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 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 £16,794, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £45,556
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, 5,354 people are employed in the region.