Diesel Fitter

OFO No: 653304


What is a Diesel Fitter?

Diesel Fitters work on large diesel engines. They are responsible for the service, maintenance and repair of these engines.

Examples of diesel engines:

  • Buses
  • Trucks
  • Tractors
  • Earth-moving equipment
  • Generators
  • Pumps
  • Drill rigs
  • Marine/ship engines

What does a Diesel Fitter do?

  • troubleshoots
  • readsmanuals
  • measures the damage /wear and tear
  • repairs problems
  • uses specialised equipment: micrometers, dynamometers etc
  • welds

Are you … ?

  • good with your hands?
  • a problem solver?
  • mechanically minded?
  • physically strong and fit?
  • accurate?
  • observant?
  • reliable?

How do I become a Diesel Fitter?

PATH 1

  • Apprenticeship
  • Trade Test

PATH 2

  • Learnership – Mechanical Engineering (Fitting & Machining) (Fitter and Turner) NQF Level 3, 3 and 4
  • Trade Test

PATH 3

  • Learnership – Welding Pratice (All Positions: Mechanical Engineering) NQF Level 2, 3 and 4
  • Trade Test

PATH 4

  • National Certificate in Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting – NQF Level 2, 3 and 4
  • Workplace experience
  • Trade Test

PATH 5

  • National Certificate in Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting: Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting – NQF Level 2, 3 and 4
  • Workplace experience
  • Trade Test

PATH 6

  • National Certificate in Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting: Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting – NQF Level 2, 3 and 4
  • Workplace experience
  • Trade Test

 

TRAINING:

  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
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OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER:  Heavy Equipment Mechanic … or … Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic

Is becoming a Diesel Fitter the right career choice for me?

 

 

 


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