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Mechanical Engineer

Plans, designs, organises and oversees the assembly, erection, operation and maintenance of mechanical and process plant and installations. Registration or licensing may be required.


Tasks Include:


  • studying functional statements, organisational charts and project information to determine functions and responsibilities of workers and work units and to identify areas of duplication
  • establishing work measurement programs and analysing work samples to develop standards for labour utilisation
  • analysing workforce utilisation, facility layout, operational data and production schedules and costs to determine optimum worker and equipment efficiencies
  • designing mechanical equipment, machines, components, products for manufacture, and plant and systems for construction
  • developing specifications for manufacture, and determining materials, equipment, piping, material flows, capacities and layout of plant and systems
  • organising and managing project labour and the delivery of materials, plant and equipment
  • establishing standards and policies for installation, modification, quality control, testing, inspection and maintenance according to engineering principles and safety regulations
  • inspecting plant to ensure optimum performance is maintained
Specialisations
  • Airconditioning Engineer
  • Heating and Ventilation Engineer
Job prospects for Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers in Victoria

Occupations in the Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers group include Industrial Engineer, Mechanical Engineer and Production or Plant Engineer.

Employment prospects
Skills shortage: this occupation needs more skilled workers now. There are currently 13,500 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are strong.

Average weekly wage
$1,940.80

Hourly earnings
$50.50

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website.

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