1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TRADESPERSONS machine and prepare metal parts, sub-assemblies, aircraft systems and precision instruments. Motor Mechanics are excluded from this minor group. They are included in Minor Group 421, Automotive Tradespersons.

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks performed by Mechanical Engineering Tradespersons typically include forming metal stock or castings to fine tolerances using machine tools; checking fabricated or assembled metal parts for fit; making and repairing tools and equipment; fitting parts into machinery using hand tools; dismantling, inspecting, testing and reassembling aircraft components and systems, and assembling, maintaining and repairing precision instruments.

Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups:

This section contains the following subsection :
            4111 General Mechanical Engineering Tradespersons
            4112 Metal Fitters and Machinists
            4113 Toolmakers
            4114 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers
            4115 Precision Metal Tradespersons

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