Mechanical Engineering Graduate Jobs

Mechanical engineering is an extremely diverse field that covers the design, organisation, management, construction, operation and maintenance of mechanical equipment and machinery. Therefore, any company that designs or produces a product can require mechanical engineering graduates.

As technological innovation has continued to advance, the need for mechanical engineers has increased and there has been over 18% growth in employment in the past five years.

Types of mechanical engineering jobs

In many jobs mechanical engineering graduates will be specialists, applying their knowledge and skills to specific aspects of an employer’s technical operations.

There are a number of mechanical engineering jobs, including:

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Marine Engineer
  • Naval Architect
  • Consultant
  • Robotics Engineer

Mechanical engineering graduates generally work in engineering services, manufacturing industries, research and development, or with state and federal governments.

Major industry employers

There is a broad range of industries that employ mechanical engineers including:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Construction
  • Defence
  • Electronics
  • Communication
  • Healthcare Technologies
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Marine
  • Materials and Metals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Utilities
  • Robotics
  • Rail
  • Transportation

What to expect as a graduate

The majority of mechanical engineering graduates, 72%, found full-time employment four months after graduating and enjoyed a higher than average starting wage of $55,000 to $60,000 per year.

The majority of mechanical engineering graduates will find work in either Victoria, NSW or Queensland, which are the top three regions in Australia for employment in this sector. Graduate opportunities in Western Australia have decreased in recent years.

How to find work

Many companies hire mechanical engineering graduates through graduate programs. These can be found on job boards and at university career expos.

The Engineers Australia website is also a good resource for graduates.

Mechanical engineers are listed as an occupation in demand in Australia, so graduates from overseas who studied in Australia can apply for a visa under the General Skilled Migration Program.

 

Find the best Mechanical Engineering Graduate Jobs

Are you ready for an empowering and inspiring opportunity? Apply now for Flight Centre's Retail Leadership Graduate Program to get your career on the right path for take-off.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Retainer plus uncapped commission
Location
Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, Cairns, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast

As a graduate you will gain technical and site experience as well as build your functional expertise in areas such as safety, sustainability, procurement, stakeholder and contract management.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
4 April 2017

In 2018 we are offering graduate positions in Site Engineering, Environmental, Health & Safety, Engineering Design, Community Relations and Stakeholder Engagement, Estimating and Pre-Contracts and Surveying/BIM.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
4 April 2017

We offer challenging opportunities nationally in Site Engineering with the opportunity to work across a variety of sectors, including commercial offices, retail, residential, government and social infrastructure projects.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, SA, ACT and NT
Closing
4 April 2017

With a degree in Civil/Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, any related discipline, you have demonstrated leadership qualities and a desire to stretch your capabilities. 

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Barangaroo, NSW
Closing
4 April 2017

If you're looking for a real challenge – one where you can use your intelligence and personality to help solve one of our country's biggest problems – Teach For Australia has a unique opportunity for you.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
2 April 2017

As an Associate at BCG, you'll work on a case team with talented, supportive BCGers who will help you learn and challenge you to grow.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
8 March 2017

As South Australia's electricity distributor, SA Power Networks is a vital part of everyday life and a great place to develop your career.
We offer award-winning training, an outstanding culture of safety and a supportive environment that fosters and recognises achievement.
If you've got the energy, put yourself in power at SA Power Networks.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Adelaide
Closing
14 April 2017

Are you passionate about problem-solving? Would you like to build a career with impact?

Port Jackson Partners is seeking talented, intellectually curious final year students from all disciplines to join our team.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney
Closing
12 March 2017

IP Australia is a Government agency with a passion for bright ideas. We offer a flexible workplace and rewarding career paths in the fast-growing world of intellectual property (IP).

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Canberra - Melbourne

IP Australia is a Government agency with a passion for bright ideas. We offer a flexible workplace and rewarding career paths in the fast-growing world of intellectual property (IP).

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$62,650 - $72,170
Location
Canberra - Melbourne

By choosing Corporate Financial Services, you would commence your Program in one of our Corporate Financial Services teams and would more than likely book-end your program by returning to Corporate Financial Services for your final rotation before deciding what long-term career path is for you.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Our 2018 Corporate Financial Services Graduate Program has opportunities available in Sydney, Perth, Canberra and Brisbane.
Closing
26 March 2017

The 18 Month Business & Private Banking graduate program, is uniquely structured to include four rotations. You will have the flexibility to either specialise, or experience vastly different areas within the Business & Private Banking area.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
We have opportunities for our Business Banking SME Graduate Program in Sydney and Brisbane.
Closing
26 March 2017

As a Graduate, working in CommSec, you'll have exposure from start to finish in delivering exceptional customer service to our clients through either assisting and following through on sales calls on the Trading Floor, utilising your creative flair to help the Marketing & Customer Experience Team with management of their online content or working closely with the CommSec sales team ensuring quality outcomes for new customer and smooth transitions into the relevant desks.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Our 2018 CommSec Graduate Program has opportunities available in Sydney.
Closing
26 March 2017

Want to be a future leader in Risk? Want to be part of one of the most advanced risk management functions in Australia? Apply now to our unique graduate opportunities!

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Our 2018 Risk Management Graduate Program has opportunities available in Sydney.
Closing
26 March 2017

This uniquely structured 12 month Program, with 3 fixed rotations, includes a 7 week academy that equips you with the core skills to be successful in any part of our Institutional Banking & Markets division.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Our 2018 Institutional Banking & Markets Graduate Program has opportunities available in Sydney.
Closing
26 March 2017

The Retail Banking stream offers an eighteen month program and provides opportunity for structured and diverse rotations. We believe great people underpin everything we do. You will be an essential contributor in driving the Retail strategy, being, to excel at satisfying customer needs in more ways through personal relationships and world class technology. 

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Our 2018 Retail Banking Services Graduate Program has opportunities in Sydney.
Closing
26 March 2017

Our 2018 Analytics Graduate Program offers an eighteen month program and includes structured rotations.

Your rotations are through many of our core functions so you get a solid understanding of how to use analytical techniques to deliver leading business solutions.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Our opportunities within the 2018 Analytics Graduate Program are based in Sydney
Closing
26 March 2017

Our Digital stream offers an eighteen month program and provides opportunity for structured and diverse rotations. Your rotations within Digital can be specialised or wide-ranging and tailored to your interests such as User Experience and Visual Design, Digital Strategy and Operations, Product Ownership, Content Management, Customer-Centred Design, Research or Digital Sales Optimisation.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Our opportunities for our Digital Channels streams on the Graduate Program are based in Sydney.
Closing
26 March 2017

This rotational program gives you the opportunity to tailor the career you want. We are one of the largest IT shops in Australia and believe in doing as much as we can in-house, with limited outsourcing. This delivers maximum opportunity to grow and develop transferable capability in Lean, Agile, Experimentation, Analytics and Design Thinking.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Most of our roles for our Technology stream (Enterprise Services), are based in Sydney, however there are a few in Melbourne and Perth.
Closing
26 March 2017

Our Graduate Program is designed to grow our leaders of the future. Consisting of four 6-month rotations through the following key departments: Product and Development; Applied Research; Product Marketing and Manufacturing; our aim is to provide a professionally fulfilling and supportive introduction into the ResMed world for the most talented, creative and driven graduates that choose a career with us.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Bella Vista
Closing
1 April 2017

This position is be primarily based within the Strategy and Stakeholder Relations Business Unit with opportunities to work within other Business Units identified to support the career development of the Graduate and the needs of TasNetworks.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Hobart, Tasmania
Closing
27 March 2017

Our Operations Graduate program is a unique fast paced two year development program accelerating Graduates into our next generation of senior operational leaders. There are 3 streams in the Operations Graduate program, Supermarket Operations, Coles Express Operations and Distribution Centre Operations. You will develop your people and commercial leadership skills as well as enjoying plenty of support to turn big ideas into memorable customer experiences.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
14 April 2017

Coles is looking for passionate, high achieving Graduates to join our award-winning 2 year Store Support Centre (SSC) Graduate Program. Across the duration of your program you will be exposed to real challenges and responsibilities, and invited to express your innovative ideas to help Coles be a little better every day. As a Coles Graduate we will invest in your development by providing you with a wide range of exciting and challenging experiences that will set you up to become a future leader at Coles!

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Based in the Melbourne Store Support Centre (SSC)
Closing
14 April 2017

We take the development of high quality future leaders seriously. Our Global Management Trainee Program is an intensive 10-month rotational training program designed for the brightest, most driven University Graduates.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne, Brisbane
Closing
31 March 2017

Pages