This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to work as an Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical within metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or other industries where Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical work. The qualification has been specifically developed for apprentices in the above trade. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes. Sam is an Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical at a firm based in Western Sydney. His role and duties include the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of all mechanical equipment, machinery, fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments, refrigeration, and the use of computer controlled machine tools. This field also covers a wide variety of manufacturing and engineering related sectors as well as Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical roles in other industries

MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements

Sam is able to use mechanical measuring devices and associated calculations. He can select appropriate device or equipment; obtain measurements using a range of measuring devices; maintain measuring devices; and communicate measurements as required

MEM18001C Use hand tools

Sam can use a range of hand tools for a variety of general engineering applications

MEM12024A Perform computations

Sam is able to estimate approximate answers to arithmetical problems. He has capabilities in carrying out basic calculations involving percentages and proportions, and determining simple ratios and averages. Sam is also efficient in producing and interpreting simple charts and graphs

MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations

Sam is able to use a range of hand held power tools and fixed power tools for hand held operations for a variety of general engineering applications

MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment

Sam is able to follow occupational health and safety procedures in an engineering or similar work environment. He carries out safe work practices, always reporting workplace hazards and accidents, and he follows emergency procedures

MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task

Sam can plan out his own work where tasks involve one or more steps or functions and are carried out routinely on a regular basis. He has a solid understanding of the concepts of following routine instructions, specifications and requirements, planning steps to complete a task. Sam always reviews his plans

MEM14005A Plan a complete activity

Sam is able to plan activities which, whilst following established procedures, may require a response and modification of procedures or choice of different procedures to deal with unforeseen developments. Sam can successfully plan processes to complete activities, and modify plans where needed

MEM15002A Apply quality systems

Sam can work within a quality improvement system, either individually or in a team situation. He frequently engages in quality improvement

MEM15024A Apply quality procedures

Sam has capabilities in applying established quality procedures to an employee's own work within a manufacturing, engineering or related environment. Sam is able to take responsibility for own quality, and apply standard procedures of workplace quality to his own job

MEM16006A Organise and communicate information

Sam is able to access, organise and communicate information related to processes or tasks, using established workplace methods

MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

Sam can operate in an interactive work environment. Sam provides contributions to group efforts in order to plan and carry out work. He is able to identify work roles, communicate, cooperate and work with others

MEM16008A Interact with computing technology

Sam has capabilities in accessing, inputting and storing information used in manufacturing, engineering or related environments, using computing technology. He is able to access assistance as required

MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training

Sam is able to assist in the provision of on the job training to others while undertaking normal duties. Sam can also report on trainee performance

MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Sam is able to effectively measure current resource use and carry out improvements including those reducing negative environmental impacts of work practices, working towards resource efficiency

MEM07007C Perform milling operations

Sam is able to perform machining operations on a range of milling machines to produce components to required tolerances and specifications using all types of accessories. Sam can observe safety precautions, determine the job requirements and check components for conformance with specifications

MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing

Sam can interpret technical drawing that applies to any of the full range of engineering disciplines. He can select the correct technical drawing

MEM10006B Install machine/plant

Sam is able to install machine/plant where the equipment being installed requires substantial modification to the existing site and/or connecting equipment. Sam can inspect and prepare installation sites

MEM18003C Use tools for precision work

Sam can use tools to manually produce work to precise dimensions and or finishes. He is able to determine the job requirements and prepare tools and tooling to produce precision outcome, working to precise specifications

MEM18005B Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings

Sam is able to perform routine bearing checks during operations and non-operation. Sam has capabilities in diagnosing bearing faults, identifying bearing requirements for replacement or installation, and removing and installing plan or anti-friction bearings

MEM18007B Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies

Sam is able to diagnose faults and repair drives and transmission assemblies. He can undertake final adjustment and commissioning

MEM18008B Balance equipment

Sam is able to check the balance and balance equipment

MEM18009B Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components

Sam can undertake levelling and alignment measurements/readings and perform levelling and/or alignment tasks

MEM18012B Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals

Sam is able to determine mechanical seal requirements, and dismantle, select, reassemble and install mechanical seals

MEM18013B Perform gland packing

Sam can inspect glands and gland packing. He is also able to remove and replace or top up gland packing

MEM18055B Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components

Sam can dismantle and identify faulty components, selecting replacements, and assembling engineering components into assemblies or sub-assemblies in accordance with standard operating procedures

MEM07005C Perform general machining

Sam can determine the job requirements and sequence of operations; selecting and mounting tools, performing the machining, measuring the components, and adjusting and maintaining a range of standard machine tools

MEM07006C Perform lathe operations

Sam is able to perform machining operations on a lathe to produce components to required tolerances and specifications using all types of accessories except for the use of taper turning attachment and copy turning attachments

MEM07008D Perform grinding operations

Sam can determine job requirements, observe safety precautions, and select appropriate wheels and accessories. He is able to perform the grinding operations and check the components for conformance to specifications

MEM18006C Repair and fit engineering components

Sam is able to perform mechanical repairs and fitting trade skills including fault finding, repair of faulty components, manufacturing of new parts/components, and fitting mechanical engineering components into assemblies or sub-assemblies to specified measurements and tolerances and consistency with manufacturer's specification. Sam is able to perform repair and fitting of engineering components using mechanical engineering and maintenance principles, designated procedures, correct and appropriate tools/equipment, and safe working practices

MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting

Sam is able to set up and operate a range of mechanical cutting and holing equipment. He can check materials for conformance to specification

MEM09003B Prepare basic engineering drawing

Sam is able to identify drawing requirements, prepare or make changes to engineering drawings, prepare an engineering parts list and issue drawings