Minor Group

323 Mechanical Engineering Trades Workers

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ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
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323 Mechanical Engineering Trades Workers

Mechanical Engineering Trades Workers machine and prepare aircraft systems, metal parts, subassemblies and precision instruments. Motor Mechanics are excluded from this minor group.

Motor Mechanics are included in Unit Group 3212 Motor Mechanics.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • forming metal stock and castings to fine tolerances using machine tools to press, cut, grind, plane, bore and drill metal
  • checking fabricated and assembled metal parts for fit
  • fitting parts into machines using hand tools
  • dismantling, repairing and replacing defective parts, and testing and reassembling aircraft components and systems and precision instruments
  • assembling parts and subassemblies of precision implements, locks, timepieces and firearms
  • testing circuits in electronic timepieces and manufactured articles
  • making and repairing tools, equipment and engineering patterns
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