Engineering Tradesperson

Mechanical engineering tradespeople undertake mechanical work on machines, sub-assemblies and the manufacture of parts using a range of processes, tools and machines. Also referred to as mechanical fitter, turner and mechanical engineering technician.

Personal requirements of a mechanical engineering tradesperson may include:

  • Enjoy technical work
  • Being physically fit
  • No skin allergies
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work without supervision or as part of the team

Mechanical engineering tradespeople may complete the following tasks:

  • Examine detailed drawings or specifications for job, material and equipment requirement purposes
  • Repair or replace defective parts of faulty tools and assemblies
  • Set up and adjust metalworking machines and equipment
  • Check accuracy and quality of finished parts, tools or sub-assemblies
  • Cut, thread, bend and install hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines
  • Set up and/or operate hand and machine tools, welding equipment or Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines

This occupation usually requires the completion of an apprenticeship in Engineering- Mechanical Trade. Employees usually require Year 10 but entry requirements may vary. Once you have successfully finished your apprenticeship, employment opportunities as a mechanical engineering tradesperson are in the gas industry and with mining and processing companies.