UNIT GROUP

METAL FITTERS AND MACHINISTS fit and assemble fabricated metal parts into products, set up machining tools, production machines and textile machines, and operate machining tools and machines to shape metal stock and castings.

Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

    • studying drawings and specifications to determine suitable material, method and sequence of operations, and machine settings
    • fitting fabricated metal parts into products and assembling metal parts and subassemblies to produce machines and equipment
    • checking fabricated and assembled metal parts for accuracy, clearance and fit using precision measuring instruments
    • setting guides, stops and other controls on machining tools, setting up prescribed cutting and shaping tools and dies in machines and presses, and setting controls for textile machines
    • forming metal stock and castings to fine tolerances using machining tools to press, cut, grind, plane, bore and drill metal
    • cutting, threading, bending and installing hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines
    • preparing pattern mechanisms to control the operation of textile machines used to spin, weave, knit, sew and tuft fabric
    • diagnosing faults and performing operational maintenance of machines, and overhauling and repairing mechanical parts and fluid power equipment
    • may erect machines and equipment on-site

Occupations:

323211 Fitter (General)
323212 Fitter and Turner
323213 Fitter-Welder
323214 Metal Machinist (First Class)
323215 Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic
323299 Metal Fitters and Machinists nec


323211 FITTER (GENERAL)

Fits and assembles metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Computer Numeric Control Setter
Diesel Fitter-Mechanic
Fitter-Machinist
Fitter-Mechanic
Maintenance Fitter
Mechanic (Diesel and Heavy Earthmoving Equipment)
Plant Mechanic


323212 FITTER AND TURNER

Fits, assembles, grinds and shapes metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

Fitter Armament (Army)


323213 FITTER-WELDER

Fits, assembles and welds metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment.

Skill Level: 3


323214 METAL MACHINIST (FIRST CLASS)

Sets up and operates machine tools to shape and form metal stock and castings to fine tolerances, using detailed drawings and specifications.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Aircraft Machinist
Automotive Machinist
Metal Machine Setter
Metal Turner
Milling Machinist
Vertical Borer


323215 TEXTILE, CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR MECHANIC

Sets up, adjusts and maintains industrial or domestic sewing machines, or machines used in the production of yarn, textiles or footwear.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Loom Tuner
Sewing Machine Mechanic
Textile Machine Mechanic


323299 METAL FITTERS AND MACHINISTS NEC

This occupation group covers Metal Fitters and Machinists not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 3

Occupations in this group include:

Printing Engineer