Building and Engineering Technicians (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Aircraft Detail Draftsperson, Aircraft Systems Technician (Air Force), Airframe Technical Officer, Avionics Systems Technician (Air Force), Biomedical Technician, Corrosion Technician, Mining Detail Draftsperson, and Shipbuilding Draftsperson.

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

    Tasks

    • Selects tools and equipment.
    • Assembles and installs new and modified assemblies, components and controls.
    • Estimates material costs and quantities.
    • Performs and directs field tests.
    • Prepares designs, plans and schedules for mining operations.
    • Designs ships.
    • Collects and analyses data, carries out complex computations and prepares diagrams.
    • Organises and supervises inspection and maintenance of machines and plant.
    • Ensures that designs and finished work are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions.

    More about Other Building and Engineering Technicians

    All Other Building and Engineering Technicians

    • $2,812 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Building and Engineering Technicians (not covered elsewhere)

    • 4,300 workers Employment Size
    • High skill Skill level rating
    • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 46 hours Average full-time
    • 45 years Average age
    • 6% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Building and Engineering Technicians (not covered elsewhere) (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
    from 4,500 in 2011 to 4,300 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Building and Engineering Technicians (not covered elsewhere) work in many parts of Australia. Western Australia has a large share of workers.
    • Industries: They work in many industries such as Manufacturing; Mining; and Health Care and Social Assistance.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (92%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 46 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 45 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (53%).
    • Gender: 6% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    Employment Outlook

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    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)
    Manufacturing27.0
    Mining14.8
    Health Care and Social Assistance11.0
    Wholesale Trade7.0
    Other Industries40.2

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateBuilding and Engineering Technicians (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs Average
    NSW26.931.6
    VIC20.225.6
    QLD21.820.0
    SA7.77.0
    WA19.810.8
    TAS2.12.0
    NT1.01.0
    ACT0.41.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketBuilding and Engineering Technicians (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.3-5.05.0
    20-242.3-9.39.3
    25-3417.2-22.922.9
    35-4427.2-22.022.0
    45-5430.7-21.621.6
    55-5912.4-9.09.0
    60-646.9-6.06.0
    65 and Over3.0-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, 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 QualificationBuilding and Engineering Technicians (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate6.1-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree15.9-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma23.5-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV44.0-21.121.1
    Year 125.6-18.118.1
    Year 111.4-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below3.5-12.512.5

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

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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. Mechanical

      98% Skill level

      Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    2. Engineering and Technology

      57% Skill level

      The use engineering science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

    3. Mathematics

      53% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

    4. Chemistry

      52% Skill level

      Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

    5. Customer and Personal Service

      51% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

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    Demands

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

    1. Sounds, Loud or Uncomfortable

      91% Important

      How often are you there sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable?

    2. Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment

      91% Important

      How often do you wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?

    3. Being Exact or Accurate

      90% Important

      How important is being very exact or highly accurate?

    4. Frequency of Decision Making

      90% Important

      How often do you make decisions that affect other people?

    5. Impact of Decisions

      89% Important

      What results do your decisions have on other people?

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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, 49-3011.00 - Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians.

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