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, PRODUCTION AND PLANT ENGINEERS design, organise and oversee the construction, operation and maintenance of mechanical and process plant and installations and establish programs for the coordination of manufacturing activities.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • designing mechanical equipment, machinery, components, products for manufacture, and plant and systems for construction
  • developing specifications for manufacture, determining materials, equipment, piping, material flows, capacities and layout of plant or systems
  • organising and managing project labour and the delivery of materials, plant and equipment
  • establishing detailed programs for the coordination of manufacturing activities
  • establishing standards and policies for installation, modification, quality control, testing, inspection and maintenance, according to engineering principles and safety regulations
  • inspecting plant regularly to ensure optimum performance is maintained
  • directing the maintenance of plant buildings and equipment and coordinating the requirements for new designs, surveys and maintenance schedules
  • preparing contracts and specifications for construction and facility acquisitions, administering contracts, verifying and certifying satisfactory completion


This section contains the following subsection :
              2126-11 Mechanical Engineer
              2126-13 Production or Plant Engineer

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