MEM18007 - Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies

Unit code: MEM18007 | Study level: TAFE
MEM09002 - Interpret technical drawing
MEM11011 - Undertake manual handling
MEM12023 - Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024 - Perform computations
MEM13015 - Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM14006 - Plan work activities
MEM16006 - Organise and communicate information
MEM18001 - Use hand tools
MEM18002 - Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM18003 - Use tools for precision work
MEM18006 - Perform precision fitting of engineering components
MEM18055 - Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to undertake maintenance, diagnose faults and repair drives and transmission assemblies, and undertake final adjustment and commissioning on industrial machinery.

Where levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components is required unit MEM18009 Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components should also be selected.

MEM27028 Diagnose and rectify manual transmissions, MEM27014 Diagnose and rectify automatic transmissions and MEM27015 Diagnose and rectify drive line and final drives define the skills and knowledge applicable to mobile plant.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • following work instructions, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safe work practices;
  • identifying and interpreting specifications, charts, lists and drawings to maintain and repair mechanical drives and transmission assemblies;
  • undertaking diagnosis and testing of mechanical drives/transmissions components for wear, lubrication, faults and malfunctions using appropriate tools, equipment and techniques;
  • identifying assemblies requiring further diagnosis/repair or adjustment and document findings;
  • determining adjustment requirements of mechanical drives and transmission assemblies from manufacturers’ specifications and manuals;
  • carrying out adjustments to specifications and confirming correct operation;
  • interpreting service reports and carrying out inspection of drive/transmission assembly visually, sensory and use of diagnostic test equipment to localise faults down to component level and identify for repair or replacement;
  • dismantling mechanical drive/transmission using appropriate tools and equipment, repairing serviceable items and re-fitting component parts in accordance with manufacturers’/site specifications;
  • analysing fault causes and developing preventive measures to avoid re-occurrence, and;
  • making final adjustments and commissioning to specifications and completing service report.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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