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Mechanical Fitters

Descriptions & Duties

  • Mechanical Fitters fit, assemble, erect, install, service, repair and test mechanical plant and machinery according to drawings and specifications. They also keep records of work.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Trade Specific Competencies

Technical knowledge and skills in mechanical engineering

Mechanical Fitters need to operate machinery. They must be comfortable working with machines and have a good understanding of how the machines work.

Analysis knowledge and skills

Mechanical Fitters should understand and interpret engineering drawings and specifications so that they can manufacture machine parts properly.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • Completion of relevant training courses, or an apprenticeship in the trade of Fitter, or equivalent

Professional qualification

  • Registered as Construction Worker and holders of Green Card when working on construction sites (You may visit Construction Industry Council website for registration details).


  • 1 to 2 years of relevant work experiences

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $12,000-$35,000

Monthly Salary $12,000-$60,000

Monthly Salary $18,000-over $60,000

Monthly Salary $25,000-over $60,000

Government Sector

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 5-8

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 8-10

*For more details on Civil Service Pay Scales, please visit website of the Civil Service Bureau.

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Mechanical Fitters normally work in engineering sites or workshops and are required to perform physically demanding work. They need to follow precautions and wear protective equipment.


  • Callipers
  • Handsaws
  • Lathes
  • Power drills
  • Welding masks

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