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Engineering Associate - Mechatronics

Employees may work in a variety of para-professional engineering field as a mechatronics engineering associate. The work can cover application of knowledge and skills in mechatronics engineering to interpret technical data; undertaking technical calculations relevant to mechanical equipment and structures; supporting the in the design of equipment and machinery including selection and specification of materials; preparation of operating procedures; and otherwise actign as a resource to tradespersons, operators and technicians. They often work under the direction of a professional engineer.

Summary of Training

  • Organise and communicate information
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Perform engineering activities
  • Manage self in the engineering environment
  • Select common engineering materials
  • Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Perform computations
  • Perform basic statistical quality control
  • Participate in quality assurance techniques
  • Analyse a simple electrical system circuit
  • Select and test components for simple electronic switching and timing circuits
  • Prepare basic programs for programmable logic controllers
  • Prepare mechatronic models for computer-aided engineering (CAE)
  • Perform mechatronics engineering design drafting
  • Produce electrical schematic drawings
  • Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations
  • Apply mechatronic engineering analysis techniques
  • Integrate mechatronic fundamentals into an engineering task
  • Conduct product and/or process capability studies
  • Perform advanced statistical quality control
  • Source and estimate engineering materials requirements
  • Operate and program computers and/or controllers in engineering situations
  • Apply technical mathematics
  • Apply statistics and probability techniques to engineering tasks
  • Select and test mechatronic engineering materials
  • Apply engineering mechanic principles
  • Select electrical equipment and components for engineering applications
  • Investigate electric and electronic controllers in engineering applications
  • Develop and manage sustainable energy practices

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

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Industry Group
Metal & Engineering

Work Type
Analytic & Scientific

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 6065

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

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Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

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Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

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Availability Information

Engineering Associate - Mechatronics - MEM60112
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 36 mths 36 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Commencements 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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