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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4111-11 General Mechanical Engineering Tradesperson

Machines, fits, assembles and repairs metal parts, sub-assemblies and manufactured parts using a range of processes, tools and machines.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • reads and interprets drawings and specifications
  • sets up and adjusts metalworking machines and equipment
  • operates machines to produce parts or tools by turning, boring, milling, planing, shaping, slotting, grinding or drilling metal stock or components
  • fits and assembles metal parts, tools or sub-assemblies, including welding or brazing parts
  • cuts, threads, bends and installs fluid power pipes and lines
  • checks accuracy and quality of finished parts, tools or sub-assemblies
  • fabricates tools, dies, plastic moulds and jigs, or lays out and finishes cavities in die blocks
  • dismantles faulty tools and assemblies and repairs or replaces defective parts
  • may control electroplating processes and maintains solutions to coat metal articles or other parts with non-ferrous metals
  • may program, set up and operate computer and numerically controlled machines

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