Mechanical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians

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Mechanical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians assist in mechanical engineering research, design, manufacture, construction, operation and maintenance of machines, manufacturing equipment, mechanical installations and facilities.
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Mechanical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
5,700
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1382
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Low
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Relatively steady
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • 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.

Job Titles

  • Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician

University

  • Bachelor of Engineering

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