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Description

Fitters and turners manufacture, construct, assemble and fit components for machinery, vehicles, installations and other apparatus. They are also responsible for maintenance and repair. They select and mark off the material required according to exact measurements on blueprints, drawings or a model; shape the rough piece of metal into its final form with power-operated tools such as milling, drilling and planning machines; fit the parts to complete the machine or article required; inspect and test the final assembly for true fit. The fitter and turner are a highly skilled craftsperson whose trade is essential to most industries.

The fitter and turner assemble production machinery parts and sub-assemblies. This involves plotting a construction or assembly process for production machinery, assembling and installing machines, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair work. This machinery may include manually or computer numerically controlled hydraulic and pneumatic equipment. Fitters and turners’ study and interpret blueprints and diagrams, take measurements and carefully draw up shapes of parts for machining. On receipt of machined parts, they then assemble machinery and integrate it into the production line or workshop floor.

Work in this area requires the competent use of hand tools like spanners, ratchets, drills, grinders and rattle guns. The fitters and turners must also be able to interpret the adequacy of joint tensions and operation of parts, and finely adjust or attune parts with grinders, files and chisels if the fit is not perfect.

What Will I Learn?

  • Apply hand skills to fabricate mechanical components using engineering tools.
  • Perform engineering maintenance on mechanical components, subassemblies and machines.
  • Repair, install and commission subassemblies and machines
  • Machine mechanical components using machining tools and equipment

Duration

  • Fulltime – 36 months
  • RPL – to be completed within a year.

Entry Level Requirements

  • NQF Level 1 with Mathematics

Curriculum For This Course

22 Modules
502 Days

Knowledge Modules:

3 Modules
85 Days

Module 1: Basic engineering 9 Topic 185 Hours

  • - Introduction to the Fitting and Turning Trade10 Hours
  • - Workplace health, safety and environmental protection41 Hours
  • - Engineering drawings 20 Hours
  • - Engineering materials20 Hours
  • - Engineering tools and equipment 31 Hours
  • - Basic lifting concepts16 Hours
  • - Types and applications of screw threads16 Hours
  • - Principles, equipment and methods of arc welding, gas cutting, brazing and silver soldering16 Hours

Module 2: Fitting theory 13 Topics 237 Hours

  • - Static and dynamic seals and gaskets19 Hours
  • - Types, and application of bearings19 Hours
  • - Types and application of valves 19 Hours
  • - Types and application of drives19 Hours
  • - Types and application of pumps19 Hours
  • - Mechanical working principles, types and applications of reduction gearboxes 19 Hours
  • - Mechanical working principles, types and applications of clutches 19 Hours
  • - Mechanical working principles, types and applications of brakes 19 Hours
  • - Mechanical working principles, types and applications of lubrication systems 19 Hours
  • - Mechanical working principles, types and applications of hydraulic systems 19 Hours
  • - Mechanical working principles, types and applications of pneumatic systems 19 Hours
  • - Types and functions of conveyors14 Hours
  • - Diagnostic techniques 14 Hours

Module 3: Machining theory 5 Topics 231 Hours

  • - Principles, methods and techniques of fabrication 23 Hours
  • - Principles, methods and techniques of machining work pieces with a centre lathe 69 Hours
  • - Principles, methods and techniques of machining work pieces with a milling machine 58 Hours
  • - Types and working principles of pedestal grinding machine 23 Hours
  • - Principles, methods and techniques of machining work pieces with surface and cylindrical grinding machines 58 Hours

Practical Modules:

11 Modules
97 Days

Module 1: Fabricate simple components or work pieces using basic hand skills and hand tools 12 Topics ?? Hours

  • - Plan and prepare for fabrication of component ?? Hours
  • - Select and care for engineering hand tools ?? Hours
  • - Select and care for engineering measuring instruments?? Hours
  • - Read, interpret and produce basic engineering drawings?? Hours
  • - Identify engineering materials, their characteristics and applications?? Hours
  • - Mark-off various simple components?? Hours
  • - Fabricate and fit a gasket?? Hours
  • - File work a piece ?? Hours
  • - Saw work piece?? Hours
  • - Fabricate and fit a key?? Hours
  • - Cut threads with stocks, dies and taps ?? Hours
  • - Ream parallel and tapered holes?? Hours

Module 2: Fabricate components or work pieces using power tools or equipment 9 Topics ?? Hours

  • - Select and care for engineering power tools10 Hours
  • - Select and care for engineering machines20 Hours
  • - Grind material to specifications using a pedestal grinder10 Hours
  • - Drill material to specifications using a portable drilling machine 10 Hours
  • - Drill material to specifications using a fixed drilling machine 10 Hours
  • - Arc weld metal to specification 10 Hours
  • - Gas weld, silver solder and braze metal to specification 10 Hours
  • - Gas cut metal to specification 10 Hours
  • - Saw material to specification using a power saw 10 Hours

Module 3: Dissemble, clean and inspect mechanical sub-assemblies 11 Topics ?? Hours

  • - Plan and prepare disassembly of sub-assembly8 Hours
  • - Disassemble, clean and inspect gearbox8 Hours
  • - Disassemble, clean and inspect pump 8 Hours
  • - Disassemble, clean and inspect a brake 8 Hours
  • - Disassemble, clean and inspect a clutch8 Hours
  • - Disassemble, clean and inspect a drive 8 Hours
  • - Remove and inspect a bearing8 Hours
  • - Clean and inspect a lubrication system8 Hours
  • - Clean and inspect a hydraulic system8 Hours
  • - Clean and inspect a pneumatic system8 Hours
  • - Disassemble, clean and inspect a valve 8 Hours

Module 4: Replace components and assemble mechanical sub-assemblies and machines 10 Topics ?? Hours

  • - Replace gearbox components and assemble a gearbox?? Hours
  • - Replace pump components and assemble pumps ?? Hours
  • - Replace brake components and assemble brakes ?? Hours
  • - Replace clutch components and assemble clutches ?? Hours
  • - Replace drive components and assemble drives ?? Hours
  • - Replace bearings ?? Hours
  • - Replace lubrication components and assemble lubrication systems ?? Hours
  • - Replace hydraulic components and assemble hydraulic systems ?? Hours
  • - Replace pneumatic components and assemble pneumatic systems ?? Hours
  • - Replace valve components and assemble a valve ?? Hours

Module 5: Do fault finding on mechanical sub-assemblies and machines 9 Topics ?? Hours

  • - Do fault-finding on a gearbox20 Hours
  • - Do fault-finding on pumps22 Hours
  • - Do fault-finding on a brake 22 Hours
  • - Do fault-finding on a clutch 80 Hours
  • - Do fault-finding on a drive 80 Hours
  • - Do fault-finding on a bearing 80 Hours
  • - Do fault-finding on a lubrication system 20 Hours
  • - Do fault-finding on a hydraulic system 22 Hours
  • - Do fault-finding on a pneumatic system 22 Hours

Module 6: Repair mechanical sub-assemblies and machines 8 Topics ?? Hours

  • - Repair a gearbox?? Hours
  • - Repair a pump?? Hours
  • - Repair a brake?? Hours
  • - Repair a clutch?? Hours
  • - Repair a drive?? Hours
  • - Repair a lubrication system?? Hours
  • - Repair a hydraulic system?? Hours
  • - Repair a pneumatic system?? Hours

Module 7: Install and commission mechanical sub-assemblies and machines 8 Topics ?? Hours

  • - Install and commission gearboxes?? Hours
  • - Install and commission pumps ?? Hours
  • - Install and commission brakes?? Hours
  • - Install and commission clutches?? Hours
  • - Install and commission drives ?? Hours
  • - Install lubrication system components and commission lubrication systems ?? Hours
  • - Install hydraulic system components and commission hydraulic systems ?? Hours
  • - Install pneumatic system components and commission pneumatic systems ?? Hours

Module 8: Overhaul mechanical sub-assemblies and machines 3 Topics ?? Hours

  • - Overhaul a gearbox?? Hours
  • - Overhaul a pump?? Hours
  • - Overhaul a mechanical machine that incorporates a hydraulic and pneumatic system?? Hours

Module 9: Produce simple components by setting up and attending to the operation an engineering machine 9 Topics ?? Hours

  • - Set up and operate a centre lathe to debur, centre drill, champher and counter bore a work piece?? Hours
  • - Set up and operate a convention milling machine to debur, centre drill, champher and counter bore a work piece30 Hours
  • - Perform drilling on a centre lathe 58 Hours
  • - Perform tapping and reaming on a centre lathe 58 Hours
  • - Perform parting on a centre lathe 58 Hours
  • - Perform grooving and knurling on a centre lathe 58 Hours
  • - Produce parallel and tapered work pieces on a centre lathe 58 Hours
  • - Turn an internal radius on a centre lathe 58 Hours
  • - Produce external keyways on a conventional milling machine58 Hours

Module 10: Produce components of intermediate complexity by performing engineering machining operations 6 Topics ?? Hours

  • - Machine external and internal tapers on a centre lathe?? Hours
  • - Machine external threads on a center lathe?? Hours
  • - Machine bushes on a centre lathe ?? Hours
  • - Perform turning using fixed and running steadies?? Hours
  • - Perform parting on a centre lathe ?? Hours
  • - Machine a square on a conventional milling machine ?? Hours

Module 11: Perform complex machining operations 6 Topics ?? Hours

  • - Machine internal threads on a centre lathe?? Hours
  • - Perform off centre machining on a centre lathe ?? Hours
  • - Machine internal keyways on a conventional milling machine?? Hours
  • - Machine a hexagon on a conventional milling machine ?? Hours
  • - Setup, calculate, test a dividing head on a conventional milling machine?? Hours
  • - Setup, calculate, test a rotary table on a conventional milling machine?? Hours

Workplace Modules:

8 Modules
?? Days

Module 1: Fabrication processes in an engineering workshop 3 Topics ?? Hours

  • - Fabricate a variety of simple components using basic hand skills and tools ?? Hours
  • - Fabricate a range of mechanical components in an engineering workshop using power tools and equipment ?? Hours
  • - Work as a member of a team?? Hours

Module 2: Routine mechanical component and machine maintenance processes 4 Topics ?? Hours

  • - For a period of two weeks, assist an experienced artisan performing routine maintenance on mechanical sub-assemblies and machines ?? Hours
  • - Perform routine maintenance of a range mechanical machines and sub-assemblies under supervision ?? Hours
  • - Perform routine maintenance of a range mechanical machines and sub-assemblies autonomously ?? Hours
  • - Perform routine maintenance of mechanical machines and subassemblies autonomously under work pressure conditions such as shifts ?? Hours

Module 3: Maintenance planning and communication processes 3 Topics ?? Hours

  • - Plan and execute maintenance work within accepted turnaround times and quality standards 50 Hours
  • - Communicate on and solve problems related to the execution of maintenance requests 50 Hours
  • - Keep complete and accurate job cards or records 50 Hours

Module 4: Repair mechanical faults on mechanical sub-assemblies and machines 4 Topics ?? Hours

  • - Assist an experienced artisan repairing faults on mechanical sub-assemblies and machines ?? Hours
  • - Perform repairs on a range mechanical machines and subassemblies under supervision?? Hours
  • - Perform repairs on mechanical machines and sub-assemblies autonomously ?? Hours
  • - Perform repairs on mechanical machines and sub-assemblies autonomously under work pressure conditions such as shifts?? Hours

Module 5: Overhauling processes in an engineering workshop 3 Topics ?? Hours

  • - For a period of two weeks, assist an experienced artisan overhauling mechanical sub-assemblies and machines146 Hours
  • - Overhaul a range mechanical machines and sub-assemblies under supervision 146 Hours
  • - Overhaul a range mechanical machines and sub-assemblies autonomously 148 Hours

Module 6: Structured planning and communication processes in the workplace 4 Topics ?? Hours

  • - Work as a team member in different roles, including directing work teams or personal assistants?? Hours
  • - Participate in and contribute to workplace meetings ?? Hours
  • - Contribute to maintaining a safe and productive workshop environment ?? Hours
  • - Contribute to minimising waste and controlling costs ?? Hours

Module 7: Machining processes to design specifications of a range of work pieces from different materials 3 Topics ?? Hours

  • - For a period of two weeks, assist an experienced artisan machining a range of work pieces on different engineering machines ?? Hours
  • - Machine a range work pieces from different materials under supervision on a range of engineering machines ?? Hours
  • - Machine a range work pieces from different materials on a range of engineering machines autonomously?? Hours

Module 8: Engineering workshop control processes 2 Topics ?? Hours

  • - Conduct workshop administration and reporting for one month?? Hours
  • - Control workshop store for a period of two weeks ?? Hours

Facilitators

  • info@ebmtcacademy.org.za
  • 011 035 3600

Occupational Certificate: Fitter and Turner

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