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Mechanical Engineering Technician

Mechanical Engineering Technician

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Conducts tests of mechanical systems, collects and analyses data, and assembles and installs mechanical assemblies in support of Mechanical Engineers and Engineering Technologists.


Tasks Include:


  • 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
Specialisations
  • Boiler Testing Technician
  • Hydraulic Controls Technician
  • Mechanical Laboratory Technician
  • Pipe Testing Technician
Job prospects for Mechanical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians in Victoria

Occupations in the Mechanical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians group include Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson and Mechanical Engineering Technician.

Employment prospects
There are currently 1,700 Mechanical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$1,902.60

Hourly earnings
$49.50

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

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