If you like to make and maintain things, use machinery, and have an eye for detail and precision, then a career as a mechanical tradesperson could be for you. In this industry you will work with steel or plastics, creating and maintaining equipment across a range of industries. Common names for people in this trade are welders, machine operators, fitters, machinists, and fabricators. Roles may be general in nature, where you work to create and maintain things across an organisation. Or, you may specialise in using very particular or specialised types of materials, or working specific industries. Mechanical tradespeople have a lot of flexibility around where they may work. Typically, roles may be at mills, steelworks, wharves, manufacturing plants (for food, drinks, products or parts), or power stations. You may also maintain ships, aircraft, or oil rigs.