Maintenance Fitter

Job Description

Maintenance Fitters craft, assemble and fit parts to heavy machinery and industrial equipment. They also install, maintain and repair a range of heavy machinery and industrial tools including their mechanical and hydraulic components.

Careers Ladder


A Certificate III in Engineering is usually required to attain a Maintenance Fitter role, either combined with, or in place of an apprenticeship when starting out in this role.

Complete a Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade as part of an apprenticeship, or at a TAFE or registered training organisation.

Gain practical experience as a qualified tradesperson and consider moving into specific industry such as mining, manufacturing, construction or transport.


  • Autonomy
  • Communicator
  • Dedicated
  • Precise
  • Problem Solving
  • Reliability
  • Self-Motivator
  • Team Player
  • Thorough
  • Versatile

Key Skills

  • Pneumatics
  • Hydraulics
  • Welding
  • Mechanical Fitting
  • Fabrication
  • Fault Finding
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • FMCG Industry
  • Fixed Plant
  • Following safety protocols

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;