Exhaust Fitter and Repairer


Exhaust fitters and repairers remove and replace defective exhaust systems or parts of vehicles.

Duties & Tasks

Exhaust fitters and repairers may perform the following tasks:

  • replace defective exhaust systems by removing the manifold, exhaust piping, muffler box or tailpipe, as necessary
  • select a replacement part according to the vehicle make, model and year
  • choose and modify a suitable alternative if the selected replacement part is not available
  • bolt, clamp, tack or weld the part into place.

Working Conditions

Exhaust fitters and repairers work in a workshop with the vehicle on a hoist, which means that much of the work involves reaching overhead. Working conditions can be noisy and involve handling dirty or rusted metal parts.

Personal Requirements

  • enjoy practical and manual activities
  • able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • mechanical aptitude.

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