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Maintenance Fitter-Mechanical

Aliases: Mechanical - Fitter

Industry/Sector(s): Capital Goods and Manufacturing

The tasks a Maintenance Fitter-Mechanical is expected to perform include:
  • Performing corrective maintenance procedures on mechanical equipment
  • Dismantling, removing and replacing faulty equipment at component or unit level on a variety of different types of mechanical assemblies and
  • Diagnosing, locating faults, overhauling, fitting and adjusting mechanical systems and equipment
  • Complying with the health and safety regulations


  • It is not a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Travelling is not required  
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available
  • Work from home option is not available


Working hours

  • Working hours are 8/9 hours everyday for 6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

  • Shift system maybe applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?


  • Minimum–12thstandard 
  • Certified training for Maintenance Fitter-Mechanical (programme aligned to CSC/ Q 0901 released by Capital Goods Skill Council)


  • Knowledge of safe working practices and procedures required for the mechanical maintenance activities undertaken 
  • Well versed with hazards associated with the mechanical maintenance activities and how they can be minimized 
  • Knowledge of isolation and lock-off procedures or permit-to-work procedure that applies 
  • Skilled in the procedures to extract and use information from engineering drawings and related specifications in relation to work undertaken 
  • Knowledge of how to interpret first and third angle drawings, 
  • Proficient in British and metric systems of measurement, 
  • Understanding of procedure(s) to be followed for investigating the faults, and how to deal with intermittent faults 
  • Adept in analysing and evaluating possible characteristics and causes of specific faults/problems 
  • Understanding of procedure for obtaining replacement parts, materials and other consumables necessary for the maintenance activities 
  • Skilled in the procedures of dismantling/re-assembling of various types of assemblies 
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques used to dismantle/assemble mechanical equipment 
  • Well versed with the methods of checking whether components are fit for purpose, and process to identify defects and wear characteristics 
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of how the equipment functions, operation sequence, the working purpose of individual units/components and how they interact 
  • Ability to identify, apply, fit and remove the different types of bearings and gears 
  • Skilled in correctly adjusting tension belts and chains 
  • Ability to identify and apply the different types of locking devices 
  • Knowledge of methods of checking that removed components are fit for purpose, and the need to replace `lifed' items 
  • Understanding of uses of measuring equipment 
  • Knowledge of importance of making `off-load' checks before running the equipment under power 
  • Equipped to check tools and equipment and ensure they are free from damage or defects, are in a safe and usable condition, and are configured correctly for the intended purpose 
  • Ability to maintain documents /or reports following the maintenance activity, and generate them 
  • Ability to use lifting and handling equipment in the maintenance activity 
  • Understanding problems associated with the maintenance activity, and how they can be overcome 
  • Understanding of their own authority and to whom they should report if they have a problem that they cannot resolve 
  • Ability to extract and use information from engineering drawings and related specifications in relation to work undertaken 
  • Knowledge of how to interpret first and third angle drawings, imperial and metric systems of measurement, workpiece reference points and system of tolerancing 
  • Skilled in methods of positioning, aligning and securing the workpiece 
  • Knowledge of assembly methods, techniques and procedures to be used 
  • Knowledge of how the components are to be aligned, adjusted and positioned prior to securing them, and the tools and equipment table; magnetic chucks; in a bench vice; collets 
  • Well versed with various mechanical fastening devices that are used 
  • Understanding of the techniques of taking trial cuts and checking dimensional accuracy 
  • Proficient in application of cutting fluids and compounds with regard to a range of different materials, and why some materials do not require cutting fluids to be used 
  • Knowledge of how to check the workpiece and the measuring equipment that is used 
  • Understanding of the need to check that the measuring equipment is within current calibration dates, and that the instruments are correctly zeroed 
Not applicable


  • ITIs across India

  • IL&FS Skill Development Corporation Limited (ISDC)

  • IL&FS Institute of Skills, Sricity-HRD Academy, 

  • AKRITI- IL&S Institute of Skills, 

  • National Academy of Construction 

  • Bharat Sevak Samaj, National Development Agency, Promoted By Government of India,Bss Programme 


Coming soon




Maintenance Fitter- Mechanical → Supervisor Maintenance - Mechanical


Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes
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  • For freshers - ₹ 19,000 to ₹ 20,000 per month
  • For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more- ₹ 60,000 to ₹ 62,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)


Not required


  • CH2M Hill
  • Tyco
  • L&T
  • BHEL
  • Manufacturing companies across India



  • Mechanical Fitter

  • Maintenance Fitter

  • Fitter

NCO 20157233.0101Maintenance Fitter-Mechanical
ISCO 20087233 Agricultural and Industrial Machinery Mechanics and Repairers
NIC 200825999Manufacture of other fabricated metal products n.e.c.
QP ReferenceCSC/ Q 0901Maintenance Fitter - Mechanical
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