Plans, designs, organises and oversees the assembly, erection, operation and maintenance of mechanical and process plant and installations. Registration or licensing may be required.

Eligible Visas for this Occupation include

  • 186
  • 187
  • 189
  • 457
  • 489 Family Sponsored
  • 190 for states ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC 
  • 489 for states NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC 

    Skill Level:


    Assessing Authority

    Engineers Australia


    • Airconditioning Engineer
    • Building Services Engineer
    • Heating and Ventilation Engineer

    Indicative Skill Level

    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

    Registration or licensing may be required.

    Tasks Include

    • studying functional statements, organisational charts and project information to determine functions and responsibilities of workers and work units and to identify areas of duplication
    • establishing work measurement programs and analysing work samples to develop standards for labour utilisation
    • analysing workforce utilisation, facility layout, operational data and production schedules and costs to determine optimum worker and equipment efficiencies
    • designing mechanical equipment, machines, components, products for manufacture, and plant and systems for construction
    • developing specifications for manufacture, and determining materials, equipment, piping, material flows, capacities and layout of plant and systems
    • organising and managing project labour and the delivery of materials, plant and equipment
    • establishing standards and policies for installation, modification, quality control, testing, inspection and maintenance according to engineering principles and safety regulations
    • inspecting plant to ensure optimum performance is maintained
    • directing the maintenance of plant buildings and equipment, and coordinating the requirements for new designs, surveys and maintenance schedules