Jig Fitter

Assemble component parts of industrial machines and equipment in jigs.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Jig Fitters do?

Assembles frames, bases, and other component parts of industrial machines and equipment in jigs preparatory to welding, using electric crane and handtools: Verifies shape of metal parts according to blueprint specifications, using templates. Examines metal parts to detect defects, such as rough spots and burrs, and removes defects, using hand file and portable powered grinder. Lifts and fits parts in jig according to blueprint, using electric crane and handtools. Clamps parts in position in jig, using wrench. Tack-welds parts together [WELDER, TACK 810.684-010] in preparation for final welding. Lifts and moves assembly from jig to welding area using electric crane.

Should I be a Jig Fitter?

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

  • How to become a Jig Fitter

    Jig Fitters generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Jig Fitter-related education!
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