Mechanical engineering tradespersons carry out a range of mechanical work on machines, subassemblies and manufactured parts using a range of processes, tools and machines.
Duties & Tasks
Mechanical engineering tradespeople may perform the following tasks:examine detailed drawings or specifications to determine job, material and equipment requirementsset up and adjust metalworking machines and equipmentoperate machines to produce parts or tools by turning, boring, milling, planing, shaping, slotting, grinding or drilling metal stock or componentsfit and assemble metal parts, tools or subassemblies, including welding or brazing partscut, thread, bend and install hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and linesdismantle faulty tools and assemblies and repair or replace defective partsset up and/or operate hand and machine tools, welding equipment or Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machinescheck accuracy and quality of finished parts, tools or subassemblies.
Mechanical engineering tradespeople usually work in workshops or production areas that can be noisy, hot and dusty. They may spend most of their day standing and often need to bend, crouch or climb.par They must be aware of safety regulations and wear protective equipment (earmuffs, for example) to maintain personal safety in the workplace.
- 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.