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Becoming a Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson
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Becoming a Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson

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Also known as Mechanical Services Draftsperson.
Prepares detailed drawings and plans of mechanical engineering work in support of Mechanical Engineers and Engineering Technologists.
Training time 1 - 3 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,903
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 1,700

What does a Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson do?

  • preparing drawings, plans and designs for mechanical engineering work under the direction of Mechanical Engineers and Engineering Technologists
  • assisting Mechanical Engineers and Engineering Technologists in the design of mechanical equipment and plant
  • selecting tools and equipment
  • assembling and installing new and modified mechanical assemblies, components, machine tools and controls, and hydraulic power systems
  • estimating material costs and quantities, and machine requirements
  • performing and directing field and laboratory tests
  • collecting and analysing data, carrying out complex computations and preparing diagrams
  • organising and supervising inspection and maintenance of machines and plant


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