Fitter Mechanical

Military Engineer (Fitter)



The Military Engineer (Fitter General) is trained as a general purpose mechanical engineer responsible for the repair and maintenance of Wheeled and Tracked plant vehicles, engineer construction plant (ECP), mobile generators up to 50kW, pumps and water treatment equipment.


At Class 1 the Military Engineer (Fitter) can take one of two paths; the first is Military Engineer (Fitter Utilities and Petroleum) who is trained as an advanced mechanical engineer responsible for power generation, heavy engine repair and maintenance, pumping equipment , water and sewerage treatment, mobile and static compressed air systems.  This trade also specialises in the design, construction, testing and operation of bulk fuel installations.


The second Class 1 pathway is Military Engineer (Fitter Equipments) who is trained as an advanced engineer specialising in fault diagnosis and the repair of engineer construction plant (ECP) and complex Wheeled and Tracked plant vehicles including Excavators, Graders and Mobile Cranes; this trade also has a supervisory role and will manage Fitter General tradesmen in carrying out engineering tasks.



In addition to military engineer qualifications required for promotion, the following civilian qualifications can be attained:


– At Class 2,  City & Guilds 1788 Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Maintenance and the

2850-65 Level 2 Certificate in Engineering.  The SEMTA apprenticeship in Engineering can also be attained.

– At Class 1, City & Guilds 1788 Level 3 Certificate in Engineering Maintenance.


These civilian qualifications run alongside your military qualifications. On successful completion of the course, you will achieve a recognised civilian award.


Many awards offered to serving Royal Engineers – such as National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) – are funded by REVETT and administrated by the RE CPD Team in collaboration with the Army unit concerned.