Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson

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 - 2 years
Average pay $75,145
Employment prospects Poor
Employment size 900

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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  • Tool Designer

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting
Diploma of Engineering - Technical
Advanced Diploma of Engineering
Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology