Fitter and Turner

In this career, you will not only be responsible for maintaining and fixing machinery. But you are also responsible for studying the blueprints, plans, and drawings to be able to construct assemble, manufacture and fit parts of machines.

Career Details

Fitter and turner professionals spend a lot of their time bending, standing, and crouching. Their work environment can be noisy, crowded, or dirty. 

These are highly skilled individuals that are high in demand. They work in many sectors of the economy, and they use their skills to maintain and repair different types of large machinery such as diesel-powered generators, machinery in processing plants, parts of trains and railway tracks, and more. 

Skills required for this career:
  • Communication and active listening skills
  • Analytical and quality control skills
  • Physical strength and fitness
  • Organizational skills
Study options:
  • National Certificate: Fitter and Turner (N1 – N3)
  • National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering companies
  • Government departments
  • Mines
  • Iron and steel plants
  • Large industrial plants and factories