1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2126-11 Mechanical Engineer

Plans, designs, organises and oversees the assembly, erection, operation and maintenance of mechanical and process plant and installations.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • designs mechanical equipment, machinery, components, products for manufacture; and plant and systems for construction
  • develops specifications for manufacture, determining materials, equipment, piping, material flows, capacities and layout of plant or systems
  • organises and manages project labour and the delivery of materials, plant and equipment
  • establishes detailed programs for the coordination of project activities
  • sets up work control systems to ensure that standards of performance, quality, cost and safety are met
  • administers contracts and verifies and certifies satisfactory completion
  • supervises the functioning of manufacturing process plants such as coal handling installations, power station steam generating systems, and sewerage and water supply pumping stations
  • supervises in consultation with other engineers the testing and commissioning of completed works
  • may specialise in research in areas such as utilisation of energy, materials handling, thermodynamic processes, fluid mechanics and environmental controls

Specialisations:
Airconditioning Engineer

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