How to become a Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical

Mechanical engineering tradespersons carry out a range of mechanical work on machines, subassemblies and manufactured parts using a range of processes, tools and machines. Recent changes in the industry have resulted in a number of trade jobs being merged into broad occupational areas. The new training structure provides a mix of skills across a number of traditional occupations, while also allowing apprentices to develop specific skills.

Personal requirements of a Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical

  • Enjoy technical work
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Practical ability
  • Attention to detail
  • Normal hearing

Education & Training for a Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical

To become a mechanical engineering tradesperson you usually have to complete an apprenticeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.

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