Other Building and Engineering Technicians includes occupations such as Maintenance Planners, Metallurgical or Materials Technicians, and Mine Deputies.

    Either extensive experience or a certificate IV in a related engineering field is needed to work as an Other Building or Engineering Technician.

    Tasks

    • develops maintenance planning strategies, and schedules, coordinates and monitors the maintenance of all plant equipment
    • tests materials as part of mineral and metal processing and refining, or for research into metals, ceramics, polymers and other materials in support of metallurgists and materials engineers
    • oversees the safety of mining operations and supervises miners

    More about Other Building and Engineering Technicians

    All Other Building and Engineering Technicians

    All Other Building and Engineering Technicians

    • $2,812 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment
    • 21,100 workers Employment Size
    • High skill Skill level rating
    • 94% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 52 hours Average full-time
    • 44 years Average age
    • 11% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Building and Engineering Technicians (in their main job) fell over the past 5 years and is expected to stay about the same over the next 5 years:
    from 21,100 in 2018 to 21,700 by 2023.
    Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
    There are likely to be around 7,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 1,400 a year).

    • Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
    • Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2018.
    • Location: Other Building and Engineering Technicians work in many parts of Australia. Western Australia and Queensland have a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Mining; Manufacturing; and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
    • Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $2,812 per week (very high compared to the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (94%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 52 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 44 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 11% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    Employment Outlook

    Number of Workers

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Jobs and Small Business trend data to May 2018 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2023.
    YearNumber of Workers
    200821200
    200920300
    201018200
    201120600
    201226500
    201326200
    201424400
    201526200
    201625300
    201723400
    201821100
    202321700

    Weekly Earnings

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

    Source: Based on ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours (cat. no. 6306.0), May 2018, Customised Report. Median weekly total cash earnings for full-time non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate. Earnings are before tax and include amounts salary sacrificed. Earnings can vary greatly depending on the skills and experience of the worker and the demands of the role. These figures should be used as a guide only, not to determine a wage rate.
    EarningsOther Building and Engineering TechniciansAll Jobs Average
    Full-Time Earnings28121460

    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Mining47.3
    Manufacturing16.6
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9.1
    Construction4.8
    Other Industries22.2

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateOther Building and Engineering TechniciansAll Jobs Average
    NSW20.631.6
    VIC10.725.6
    QLD26.120.0
    SA6.27.0
    WA33.010.8
    TAS1.62.0
    NT1.41.0
    ACT0.21.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketOther Building and Engineering TechniciansAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.3-5.05.0
    20-242.4-9.39.3
    25-3420.3-22.922.9
    35-4429.0-22.022.0
    45-5430.0-21.621.6
    55-5911.0-9.09.0
    60-645.1-6.06.0
    65 and Over1.8-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationOther Building and Engineering TechniciansAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate4.2-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree11.4-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma17.8-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV47.2-21.121.1
    Year 128.8-18.118.1
    Year 112.9-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below7.6-12.512.5

    Either extensive experience or a certificate IV in a related engineering field is needed to work as an Other Building or Engineering Technician.

    Registration with the relevant state or territory board may be needed to work as an Other Building or Engineering Technician.

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    • national police check

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    Employers look for Building and Engineering Technicians who are hardworking, motivated and can multitask under pressure.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Engineering and technology

      83% Skill level

      Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

    2. Technical design

      74% Skill level

      Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    3. Mathematics

      72% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

    4. Physics

      60% Skill level

      The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

    5. Production and processing

      59% Skill level

      Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-2151.00 - Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Telephone

      98% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    2. Electronic mail

      96% Important

      Use electronic mail.

    3. Face-to-face discussions

      90% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    4. Unstructured work

      90% Important

      Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

    5. Contact with people

      88% Important

      Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-2151.00 - Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers.

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