1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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        Mechanical Engineering Associate
        Mechanical Engineering Technical Officer

Prepares drawings and plans of mechanical engineering work and collects and analyses data in support of Mechanical Engineers.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:
  • assists mechanical engineers and engineering technologists in the design of mechanical equipment and plant
  • ensures that designs and finished work are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions
  • performs or directs field and laboratory testing
  • collects and analyses data, carries out complex computations and prepares diagrams
  • prepares drawings, plans and designs for mechanical engineering work under the direction of mechanical engineers and engineering technologists
  • estimates material costs, quantities and machinery requirements
  • selects tools and equipment
  • organises and supervises inspection and maintenance of machinery and plant

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