Machine fitters (NOC 7316)

About this job

Machine fitters:

  • fit, assemble and otherwise build heavy industrial machinery and transportation equipment, including aircraft engines
  • work in industrial machinery and transportation equipment manufacturing industries
Common job titles
  • builder, agricultural machinery
  • builder, fitter, machine
  • builder, integrator, machine tool
  • builder, machine tool
  • fitter, agricultural machinery
  • fitter, locomotives / turbine


Machine fitters perform 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 make sure they are of good quality

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in a controlled indoor environment.
  • Working with equipment, machinery or power/hand tools may be a source of injury.
  • Work may produce enough noise to cause marked distraction or possible loss of hearing.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.