by Rishabh Chaturvedi
February 20, 2019
A fitter is supposed to fit, assemble and fabricate structural frames from metal components like angle irons, l-beams, plate steel and others according to the blueprint, specifications and available material.
Responsibilities of a Fitter include-
- Work according to blueprints and specifications
- Use tools like welding equipment as required by the job
- Fitting parts according to requirements
- Getting the job done with proper diligence
- Working well in a team, if required
What are the qualifications and qualities that a prospective employer will look for in a Fitter?
A Fitter can get certified by following these steps-
- Industrial Training Institute(ITI) Degree in Engineering Trades
- National Council of Vocational Training(NCVT) Certificate
- Direct entry to 3rd year of Engineering
Apart from this, there are some other qualifications a job seeker might want to look into. These include-
- Degrees from recognised institutes and organisations
- National Skill Development Corporation(NSDC) Skill Certificate
- Degree in Engineering
- Diploma in mechanics
An employer will also look for the following qualities in a job applicant-
- Understanding of local language
- Ability to understand and follow blueprints and instructions
- Ability to work in a team
- Basic understanding of English language
- Knowledge of various techniques used in the trade
- Ability to solve problems
What tools are generally used in the job?
The tools that are used in the job depend on what type of task is at hand. Specialised tools are required for certain kinds of jobs. Typically, some of these tools are use-
- Welding equipment
Where are the jobs available?
A fitter is required anywhere frames are used. Car factories, workshops, construction firms, public sector organisations and many others require qualified fitters. An experienced fitter can also choose to open their own workshop.
Do’s and Don’ts of the job-
- Understand blueprints and work accordingly
- Understand requirements of the job
- Work efficiently with the tools available
- Never complete the work haphazardly
- Never leave task unfinished
- Never forget to take appropriate security measures