How to become an Exhaust Fitter and Repairer

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

Personal requirements for an Exhaust Fitter and Repairer

  • Enjoy practical and manual activities
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Mechanical aptitude.

Duties & Tasks of an Exhaust Fitter and Repairer

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 for an 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.


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