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What do mechanical engineering draftspersons and technicians do?

  • prepare drawings, plans and designs for mechanical engineering work under the direction of mechanical engineers and engineering technologists
  • select tools and equipment, estimate material costs and quantities, and machine requirements
  • assemble and install new and modified mechanical assemblies, components, machine tools and controls, and hydraulic power systems
  • perform and direct field and laboratory tests, collect and analyse data, carry out complex computations and prepare diagrams
  • organise and supervise inspection and maintenance of machines and plant
  • ensure that designs and finished work are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions

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