Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson

  • Westlakes Recruitment
  • New Zealand
  • 30/04/2021
EOI - Expression of Interest Engineering

Job Description


MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DRAFTSPERSONS AND TECHNICIANS assist in mechanical engineering research, design, manufacture, construction, operation and maintenance of machines, manufacturing equipment, mechanical installations and facilities.

Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. 

In Australia: 

AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)
In New Zealand:NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include: 

      • preparing drawings, plans and designs for mechanical engineering work under the direction of Mechanical Engineers and Engineering Technologists
      • assisting Mechanical Engineers and Engineering Technologists in the design of mechanical equipment and plant
      • selecting tools and equipment
      • assembling and installing new and modified mechanical assemblies, components, machine tools and controls, and hydraulic power systems
      • estimating material costs and quantities, and machine requirements
      • performing and directing field and laboratory tests
      • collecting and analysing data, carrying out complex computations and preparing diagrams
      • organising and supervising inspection and maintenance of machines and plant
      • ensuring that designs and finished work are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions

Occupations:312511 Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson
312512 Mechanical Engineering Technician


Prepares detailed drawings and plans of mechanical engineering work in support of Mechanical Engineers and Engineering Technologists.

Skill Level: 2 


Airconditioning Drafting Officer
Heating and Ventilating Technical Officer
Tool Design Draftsperson
Tool Designer


A diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) (Level 6)