Reports to: Foreperson/Leading Hand

Main objectives: Fit, assemble, grind and shape metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Study drawings and specifications to determine suitable material, method and sequence of operations and machine settings.
  • Fit and assemble fabricated parts in the manufacture of machinery, engines and other metal apparatus.
  • Check fabricated and assembled parts for accuracy, clearance and fit using precision measuring instruments.
  • Diagnose faults and perform operational maintenance of machines. Overhaul and repair mechanical parts and fluid power equipment.
  • Set and operate machine tools to cut and shape metal parts and checks for accuracy.
  • Cut, thread, bend and install hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines.
  • Temper and harden metal parts, brazes and welds metal joints and fractures.
  • Chisel, file, scrape and do other tooling to ensure correct fit.
  • Make jigs, tools and fixtures as required for production.

Typical qualifications and experience: Trade Certificate or Level 4 National Certificate in Maintenance & Diagnostics in Mechanical Engineering.