Fitter Helper

Assist Fitters I or Welder-Fitters.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Fitter Helpers do?

Assists FITTER I or WELDER-FITTER to position, align, and fit together fabricated plates, structural shapes, and weldments preparatory to assembly into structural fabricated products, performing following tasks: Holds, positions, and reads tape or rods to assist in layout. Places and moves blocking, braces, and jigs to hold parts. Hammers wedges and drift pins, and turns turnbuckles, using lever. Pulls pry bars to align parts. Grinds or chips rough edges, surplus weld, or scale, using portable grinder or airhammer. Positions and turns clamps, and bolts together butt straps or parts, using hand or power wrench. Performs any combination of incidental tasks, such as transporting tools, fixtures, and parts, assisting welders, bucking rivets, reaming holes, and sweeping area. May be known according to task performed as Lay-Out Helper. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.


Should I be a Fitter Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Cook Helper, Fruit, Filer Helper, Fireman Helper, Flat-Knitter Helper, Knitter Helper, Slitter Helper See More

    How to become a Fitter Helper

    Most Fitter Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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