How to become a Exhaust Fitter and Repairer

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

Personal requirements of a Exhaust Fitter and Repairer

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

Duties & Tasks of a Exhaust Fitter and Repairer

Exhaust fitters and repairers: • 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 for a Exhaust Fitter and Repairer

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.

Avg. weekly wage:

$881

Future growth:

Stable

Employment by state:

ACT ACT 0%

NSW NSW 15.8%

NT NT 2.5%

QLD QLD 34.5%

SA SA 8.5%

TAS TAS 1.7%

VIC VIC 23.1%

WA WA 13.9%

Hours worked:

38.4

Unemployment:

Average unemployment

Gender split:

Male 98.9%

Female 1.1%

Education level:

Age brackets:

15-19 - 4.1%

20-24 - 14.8%

25-34 - 28.5%

35-44 - 22.6%

45-54 - 18.6%

55-59 - 2.8%

60-64 - 7.6%

65 and Over - 0.9%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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