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7316 – Machine fitters

Machine fitters fit, assemble and otherwise build heavy industrial machinery and transportation equipment, including aircraft engines. They are employed in industrial machinery and transportation equipment manufacturing industries.


Index of titles

Example titles

Agricultural machinery builder

Agricultural machinery fitter

Aircraft engine assembly fitter

Aircraft engine fitter

Assembly fitter

Assembly mechanic-fitter lead hand

Chemical-processing machine builder

Compressor fitter

Crane fitter

Farm machinery builder

Farm machinery fitter

Food-processing machine fitter

Grader fitter

Heavy equipment fitter

Heavy machinery fitter

Locomotive builder

Locomotive fitter

Logging machinery fitter

Machine builder

Machine builder-fitter

Machine fitter

Machine fitter charge hand

Machine tool builder

Machine tool builder-integrator

Machine tool integrator

Machinery manufacturing fitter

Manufacturing machinery fitter

Mechanical fitter

Mining machinery fitter

Production equipment fitter

Pulp and paper machinery builder

Railway coach fitter

Ship engine fitter

Ship machinery fitter

Textile machinery fitter

Turbine fitter

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Read and interpret blueprints, sketches and diagrams to determine assembly operations

Fit and assemble prefabricated metal parts to build heavy industrial machinery and equipment such as construction, farming, and processing machinery, railway vehicles and aircraft engines

Move and align subassemblies and components using lifting and transporting devices such as overhead cranes

Install major components such as gears, pumps, motors or hydraulic assemblies

Inspect parts, subassemblies and finished products to ensure quality.

Employment requirements

Completion of secondary school is usually required.

Completion of a mechanical apprenticeship program, such as millwrighting, machining, pipefitting, automotive service or heavy equipment repair or completion of a four-year machine fitter apprenticeship program or completion of five years of on-the-job training is usually required.

Completion of a two- to three-year college program in aircraft manufacturing or general fabrication is required for aircraft engine fitters.

Certification in a related trade may be required.

Additional information

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.


Aircraft assemblers (in 9521 Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors)

Assemblers of electrical industrial equipment (in 9525 Assemblers, fabricators and inspectors, industrial electrical motors and transformers)

Mechanical assemblers and inspectors (9526)

Millwrights (in 7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics)

Supervisors of machine fitters (in 7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades)

Welders and related machine operators (7237)