3125 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DRAFTSPERSONS AND TECHNICIANS
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DRAFTSPERSONS AND TECHNICIANS assist in mechanical engineering research, design, manufacture, construction, operation and maintenance of machines, manufacturing equipment, mechanical installations and facilities.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
preparing drawings, plans and designs for mechanical engineering work under the direction of Mechanical Engineers and Engineering Technologists
assisting Mechanical Engineers and Engineering Technologists in the design of mechanical equipment and plant
selecting tools and equipment
assembling and installing new and modified mechanical assemblies, components, machine tools and controls, and hydraulic power systems
estimating material costs and quantities, and machine requirements
performing and directing field and laboratory tests
collecting and analysing data, carrying out complex computations and preparing diagrams
organising and supervising inspection and maintenance of machines and plant
ensuring that designs and finished work are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions