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

The Department of Employment offers career opportunities to university graduates interested in supporting national policies and programs that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$62,406
Location
Canberra
Closing
29 March 2017

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

At ALDI, our people are the key to our success. Our comprehensive 18 month Graduate Program will kick-start your career and fast-track your path to retail leadership. ALDI - Where the CHALLENGE is as big as the REWARD.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$85K -$152K package including superannuation + Car*
Location
NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, SA, ACT - Both Regional and Metro Areas
Closing
31 March 2017

We recognise that our future success as an industry leader depends on a constant supply of highly trained, highly capable technical talent. We need people like you to help shape our bright future.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive
Location
Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne
Closing
31 March 2017

As a graduate, you'll be eligible for our attractive staff travel benefits and be welcomed as part of an ever-changing and fast-paced organisation where you can make a real difference!

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
18 April 2017

If you are passionate about developing your career in the construction industry, have strong communication and interpersonal skills, and are committed to safety then we want to hear from you!

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Townsville
Closing
20 April 2017

Macrofertil Australia, a Louis Dreyfus Company brand, has an exciting and vital frontline sales opportunity where you'll work with our experienced Account Managers and with farmers in the Esperance and Albany regions of WA.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$50-55k plus super
Location
Albany or Esperance, Western Australia
Closing
31 March 2017

Reporting to the Managing Director of Cotton this role is responsible for (but not limited to):

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$60k plus super
Location
Brisbane, Queensland
Closing
31 March 2017

We're looking for fresh-thinking, high-performing graduates with a strong desire to shape Australia's communications and creative industries landscapes.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Starting salary from $60,182 per annum
Location
Canberra
Closing
28 May 2017

Our Future Leaders need ambition, commercial awareness and a self-motivated, proactive approach. We're looking for clear, effective communicators who can quickly build a rapport with a wide range of people.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Ermington
Closing
7 April 2017

The Future Leaders Programme suits graduates who want a career with real purpose. It's an accelerated development programme that equips graduates with the knowledge, skills and attributes to move quickly into senior positions at GSK.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne, Abbotsford
Closing
7 April 2017

Based in Boronia, VIC this 3 year, graduate program will see you rotating annually through different areas of the business, including Production, Capital Projects and another area within the GMS Business.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne, Boronia
Closing
7 April 2017

This program provides an opportunity for recent university graduates with qualifications relevant to school corporate services functions to be considered for positions in schools

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Level 3 PSGOGA
Location
Various locations throughout Western Australia.
Closing
25 July 2017

Exciting opportunities for graduates of all disciplines engaging with education policy and supporting schools from our central and regional offices. 

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market competitive
Location
Various locations throughout Western Australia.

A wide range of opportunities are available to contribute to the management of schools and to support student learning and engagement.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market competitive
Location
various locations throughout Western Australia

Next Gen Nestlé is a two year program where you'll be exposed to the broad spectrum of career opportunities and distinctive culture for which Nestlé is renowned.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
9 April 2017

Our Commercial Graduate Program is designed to develop individuals to be RB leaders of the future.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney CBD
Closing
29 March 2017

We are seeking individuals with a passion for IT, who are capable of applying logical, critical and creative thinking to a variety of problems while continuing to learn and develop themselves.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Perth
Closing
26 March 2017

The Business Banking division provides a full range of innovative core and specialised business banking products and services to our Business, Commercial, Property, Rural & Regional, Corporate and Small Business customers.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Perth
Closing
26 March 2017

This two-year, four rotation, program equips graduates with a broad understanding of banking whilst focusing on your specific leadership capabilities.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Perth
Closing
26 March 2017

In the Bankwest Risk Management graduate program, you will gain in-depth experience in risk and have direct exposure to senior stakeholders, whilst developing your technical and relationship building capabilities.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Perth
Closing
26 March 2017

The Credit Suisse Analyst Program offers you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and challenging work environment and gain unique insight into the global financial services sector.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive
Location
Positions are available in Sydney and Melbourne.
Closing
6 April 2017
  • 3 Year Contract
  • Full Time
  • Hobart based
Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Hobart, Tasmania
Closing
27 March 2017

IGO is a leading Australian diversified mining company, listed on the ASX, that produces gold, nickel, copper, zinc and silver.

Location
South Perth, Kalgoorlie, Goldfields & Esperance
Closing
1 May 2017

Our Software Graduate Program is designed to grow our Technical Architects of the future.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Bella Vista
Closing
12 April 2017

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