312512 Mechanical Engineering Technician

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
312512
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Mechanical Engineering Technician
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
Yes
494: 
Yes
Caveat Reference: 
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

312512 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

Conducts tests of mechanical systems, collects and analyses data, and assembles and installs mechanical assemblies in support of Mechanical Engineers and Engineering Technologists.
Skill Level: 2
Specialisations:
Boiler Testing Technician
Hydraulic Controls Technician
Mechanical Laboratory Technician
Pipe Testing Technician

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
2

3125 Mechanical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
3125
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Mechanical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

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.
In Australia:
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.
Tasks Include:

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

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 900.30
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 434.40
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 885.90