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Mechanical engineering draftspersons and technicians

Mechanical engineering draftspersons and technicians help in mechanical engineering research, design, manufacture, construction, operation and maintenance of machines, manufacturing equipment, mechanical installations and facilities.

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

Very low

projected job openings


qualified full-time wage


employed full-time

Ways to get started

Ways to get started