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Mechanical Engineer

University Qualified

Mechanical Engineers solve problems and are involved in the planning, design and oversight of mechanical and processing facility maintenance programs. They use scientific and engineering approaches to collect and analyse data to inform, co-ordinate and build new ideas for site maintenance.

Mechanical Engineers are often interested in maths, science and mechanics. They also like problem-solving, are innovative thinkers and embrace new technologies.

“What I love about my job is problem solving and making sure the system is reliable”

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Tasks for this role

  • Designs mechanical equipment, machines, components, products for manufacture, and plant and systems for construction.

  • Develops specifications for manufacture, and determines materials, equipment, piping, material flows, capacities and layout of plant and systems.

  • Organises and manages project labour and the delivery of materials and equipment.

  • Establishes standards and policies for installation, modification, quality control, testing, inspection and maintenance according to engineering principles and safety regulations.

  • Inspects plant to ensure optimum performance is maintained.

  • Directs the maintenance of plant buildings and equipment, and co-ordinating the requirements for new designs, surveys and maintenance schedules.


  • Very high skill level
  • Practical, Analytical and Administrative
  • Light/Medium physical demand

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