Measure and assemble spring leaves to form set of matched springs.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Spring Fitters do?
Measures, reshapes, and assembles spring leaves to form set of matched springs: Measures leaves, using ruler and straightedge, and sorts them according to size and shape. Reshapes warped leaves to specifications, using sledgehammer or shaping press. Selects and positions matched leaves in vise on worktable and presses pedal to compress leaves. Inserts bolts through leaf holes and tightens nut, using wrench. Verifies length and alignment of spring, using straightedge and ruler. May route spring leaves through assembly process after repairing leaves.
Should I be a Spring Fitter?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
How to become a Spring Fitter
Spring 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.
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