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Fitter/Turner/Welder Jobs

Fitter/Turner/Welder Jobs

​How to Enter

Whilst there are no strict entry requirements to becoming a Fabricator or Welder, many of New Zealand’s Trade & Industrial employers prefer candidates to have a New Zealand/National Certificate in Engineering – Fabrication (Level 4) and specialise in either light fabrication, heavy fabrication or steel construction.

Typical Responsibilities

The typical job responsibilities of a Fitter, Turner or Welder can include any of the following:

  • Interpret plans and drawings

  • Cutting, moulding and fitting metal parts

  • Drilling and punching holes in metal

  • Welding and constructing metal objects

  • Polishing metal

  • Repairing and maintaining fabrication and welding machinery

  • Constructing jigs to hold metal parts in place when welding


With experience, Fitters, Turners or Welders can move into team management and training roles within Engineering and Construction companies.

Salary Range

33K – 70K per annum (NZD)