Mechanical Fitter

A competent Mechanical Fitter is expected to:
1. Carry out safe working practice on work sites to ensure the safety of themselves, other personnel and members of the public. 2. Select, use, clean and store various types of hand tools safely and effectively such as drills, reamers, taps and dies. Also the use of portable electric and pneumatic powered hand tools. 3. Use single and double ended offhand grinding machines to sharpen hand tools, such as twist drills, flat chisel, centre punch, etc. 4. Fold and cut sheet metal to size using folding machines and bench shears, guillotine as required. 5. Possess sound knowledge of various types of materials and their mechanical properties. 6. Select, use, clean and store various types of measuring and marking out equipment such as verniers, micrometers, angle gauges, slip gauges, etc. 7. Effectively use various types of machinery ex. Drilling machines, centre lathes and milling machines to produce objects according to specifications given from drawings including limits and fits, tolerances and surface finish. 8. Know the proper use of various tools used on the above mentioned machines including their relative processes. 9. Know how various types of components are held on the above mentioned machines using work holding devices such as face plates, 4-jaw chucks, angle plates etc.


heat treatment processes. safety devices. visual inspection and identification of prepared specimens. read and respond to written material. Drilling. Cut and fold metal to size using folding and guillotine machines. engines. The ability of marking out components from various types of datum 2 . items of plant. Use off-hand grinding machines to grind work to a specific size and sharpen hand tools. Make sketches of orthographic projections and simple sectional views. Centre lathes and Milling machines. centre of gravity of regular shapes. competencies & skills: SAFETY: Awareness of all the Health and Safety regulations. effect of lengthening levers. emergency stops and protective wear specific to machining. etc. MATHS AND DRAWING: Use calculations to solve simple workshop problems. MATERIALS: Mechanical testing of metals. heat expansion. investigate equilibrium. SCIENCE: Be able of comparing various methods of temperature measurement. MEASURING AND MARKING OUT: Check measurements of components / machined parts.The candidate applying to be trade tested for the Certificate of Competence should be in possession of the majority of the following knowledge. tempering colours. COMMUNICATION: The ability of communicating with others by taking part in discussions. Machine and fit various components for various machines. thermal conductivity of engineering materials. HAND AND MACHINE TOOLS: Thorough knowledge in using hand tools and machines tools ex. Extract details from general arrangement and scale drawings. using various types of measuring instruments.

Check measurements of components and machined parts. fits tolerances. SAFETY: Working safely on various types of machinery. chamfer. face and chamfer work clamped on face plate. drill. Cut and chase screw threads. surface texture and machining operations. Vertical milling using end mill. 3 . Check prepared specimens for Limits and Fits. using and cleaning the appropriate methods of joining and the sequence of operations required. counterbore. slot mill and dovetail cutter. Knowledge of dismantling. Knurl surfaces. bore. Select. clean and store tools used with fastening devices. MECHANICAL APPLICATIONS AND DIMENSIONAL CONTROL: Mark out components from various types of datum. Use of angle plates to turn. assembling procedures and some diagnosing skills. face and part off work. sides. recess. MILLING: Horizontal milling using various cutters such as. Use sine bars and sine centres to set up and check tapers. Prepare working sketches of simple components with representation of limits. slots. cylindrical. double angle and slitting saws.FASTENING AND JOINING: Selecting. clean and store personal safety equipment. Use of chuck to drill. Use dividing heads to divide a number of teeth. use. splines. METAL MACHINING: TURNING: Practice faceplate balancing Carry out general turning such as stepped shafts using fixed and travelling steadies. slotted. centre lathes and milling. Set adjustable limit gauges/setting blocks. etc. Select. demonstrating the use of safety devices on metal cutting machines. side and face. such as drilling. using micrometers and verniers.

Effects of cold working and heat treatment on the mechanical properties of plain carbon steels. Comparison of thermal and electrical conductivity of various engineering materials. etc.MATERIALS: Comparison of mechanical properties of metals by such processes as repeated bending. hammering. Effects of heating thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics. rolling. 4 .

the trade test is to be made up of the following components: 1. Trade Test As defined in the Standard Operating Procedure. 2.ASSESSMENT CRITERIA Trade Testing Board Assessment Criteria. Introduction The following is a detailed description of the assessment criteria to be adopted by the Trade Testing Board (TTB) to reach a final decision on the award of a Certificate of Competence. The Practical 2. The Interview 3. The Written Test 5 .Mechanical Fitter 1.

The Board has agreed on the sequence of the test and the markings allocated to each specific component as indicated below: Component Mark Pass Mark Practical 100 50% Interview 100 50% Written test 100 50% 6 .

The Practical Component The board will select/design a mechanical component to be manufactured by the candidates sitting for the practical test. completion and proper workmanship throughout the test. The board expects the candidates to be familiar with the following workshop operations:• • • • Bench fitting Lathe Milling Surface Grinding The board members will be present throughout the duration of the test and will answer any queries which might arise. precision. The board will award points depending on the quality of the work. Candidates should also carefully observe health and safety procedures and proper task planning throughout. 7 . The duration of the test may vary between four (4) and six (6) hours depending on the complexity of the task. This will be presented as an engineering drawing in order to gather whether each candidate is capable of comprehending a standard engineering drawing.

The duration of the interview will be from 20 to 30 minutes during which the Board will have the opportunity to put forward questions related to the various skill requirements and work elements. 8 . Types of tools used during machining various components. Mechanical Engineering questions such as: type of materials of certain components. Specific questions related to the work experiences. The Board believes that the candidate should answer questions on the above topics with confidence while portraying technical skills and knowledge of the subject. The interview questions will cover the following topics: • • • • • Type of work carried out and work experiences.The Interview Component All candidates will be called to an interview so that the Board will be able to assess the proficiency of the candidate in this particular field. their functionality etc. Health and Safety measures.

pulleys and levers Materials – Ferrous and non-Ferrous Simple sketching and engineering drawings Metrology .The Written component All candidates must sit for a written test of 2 hour duration. The content of this paper may include any of the following topics: Health & safety Basic Mathematical calculations Simple mechanics – Gears.Common measuring instruments Hand Tools and bench practice Basic Fastening and joining techniques Machine Tools – Lathe and Milling Cutting Tools – Single point and multi-point 9 .

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