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As an Armament Engineer, you'll work with some of the world's most sophisticated armaments technology.
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Applications Open
3 Feb 2020
Applications Close
29 Feb 2020
Minimum Salary
$70,000
Maximum Salary
$74,999

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Are you looking for accelerated career development incorporating on-the-job technical training and specialist developmen…
Hiring Graduates with Degrees In
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Business & Management
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Sciences
Applications Open
17 Feb 2020
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3 Apr 2020
Start Date
1 Mar 2021
Minimum Salary
$110,000
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$114,999
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6 Mar 2020
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5 Apr 2020
Start Date
1 Mar 2021

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Hiring Graduates with Degrees In
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Applications Open
25 Mar 2020
Applications Close
28 Apr 2020
Start Date
1 Feb 2021
Number of Vacancies
30
Minimum Salary
$60,000
Maximum Salary
$64,999

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Jobs overview

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.

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Mechanical Engineering Graduate Jobs Graduate Sucess Stories


  • Graduate stories
Nathan studied a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide and is now a Project Officer at the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Nathan

  • Graduate stories
Nathan studied a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide and is now a Project Officer at the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Nathan

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As a Space Systems Engineer, I am responsible for various aspects of satellite and ground station design, integration, testing and operations.

Monique Hollick

  • Graduate stories
As a Space Systems Engineer, I am responsible for various aspects of satellite and ground station design, integration, testing and operations.

Monique Hollick

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  • Graduate stories
A good portion of my work has been around analyzing different data sets, looking at machine performance metrics and outputs and trying to make decisions based on the results.

Kane Palmer

  • Graduate stories
A good portion of my work has been around analyzing different data sets, looking at machine performance metrics and outputs and trying to make decisions based on the results.

Kane Palmer

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  • Graduate stories

Edward Goodwin

  • Graduate stories

Edward Goodwin

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  • Graduate stories
The Visy graduate program provided me with an opportunity to learn and gain experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

John Hrambanis

  • Graduate stories
The Visy graduate program provided me with an opportunity to learn and gain experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

John Hrambanis

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  • Graduate stories
I have been involved in projects that contribute to overall Visy strategic goals. To be part of such a significant project is not something I expected to be exposed to immediately.

Joel Haddow

  • Graduate stories
I have been involved in projects that contribute to overall Visy strategic goals. To be part of such a significant project is not something I expected to be exposed to immediately.

Joel Haddow

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  • Graduate stories
Nathan studied a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide and is now a Project Officer at the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Nathan

  • Graduate stories
Nathan studied a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide and is now a Project Officer at the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Nathan

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  • Graduate stories
As a Space Systems Engineer, I am responsible for various aspects of satellite and ground station design, integration, testing and operations.

Monique Hollick

  • Graduate stories
As a Space Systems Engineer, I am responsible for various aspects of satellite and ground station design, integration, testing and operations.

Monique Hollick

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  • Graduate stories
A good portion of my work has been around analyzing different data sets, looking at machine performance metrics and outputs and trying to make decisions based on the results.

Kane Palmer

  • Graduate stories
A good portion of my work has been around analyzing different data sets, looking at machine performance metrics and outputs and trying to make decisions based on the results.

Kane Palmer

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  • Graduate stories

Edward Goodwin

  • Graduate stories

Edward Goodwin

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  • Graduate stories
The Visy graduate program provided me with an opportunity to learn and gain experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

John Hrambanis

  • Graduate stories
The Visy graduate program provided me with an opportunity to learn and gain experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

John Hrambanis

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  • Graduate stories
I have been involved in projects that contribute to overall Visy strategic goals. To be part of such a significant project is not something I expected to be exposed to immediately.

Joel Haddow

  • Graduate stories
I have been involved in projects that contribute to overall Visy strategic goals. To be part of such a significant project is not something I expected to be exposed to immediately.

Joel Haddow

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Mechanical Engineering Graduate Jobs Day in the Life Stories


  • Day in the life

Adrian Hoffman

Adrian Hoffman studied a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Hons) at The University of Adelaide and is now an Ag Achiever graduate at Rural Bank.
  • Day in the life

Adrian Hoffman

Adrian Hoffman studied a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Hons) at The University of Adelaide and is now an Ag Achiever graduate at Rural Bank.
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  • Day in the life

Justin Somerset

Justin Somerset studied a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering/Bachelor Business Management at the University of Queensland in 2017, and is now a Graduate Mechanical Engineer – Analysis and Improvement, Major Shutdowns at BHP.
  • Day in the life

Justin Somerset

Justin Somerset studied a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering/Bachelor Business Management at the University of Queensland in 2017, and is now a Graduate Mechanical Engineer – Analysis and Improvement, Major Shutdowns at BHP.
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  • Day in the life

Luke Gillogley

Luke Gillogley graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Queensland in 2017, and is now a Graduate Mechanical Engineer at BHP.
  • Day in the life

Luke Gillogley

Luke Gillogley graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Queensland in 2017, and is now a Graduate Mechanical Engineer at BHP.
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  • Day in the life

Miko Morell

Miko Morell studied Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at RMIT University and is now Graduate Mechanical Engineering at Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA)
  • Day in the life

Miko Morell

Miko Morell studied Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at RMIT University and is now Graduate Mechanical Engineering at Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA)
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  • Day in the life

Jessica Drummond

Jessica Drummond studied ​a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering/Masters of Biomedical Engineering ​at the University of New South Wales and is now a Graduate Project Engineer at Honeywell.
  • Day in the life

Jessica Drummond

Jessica Drummond studied ​a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering/Masters of Biomedical Engineering ​at the University of New South Wales and is now a Graduate Project Engineer at Honeywell.
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  • Day in the life

Catherine Glassenbury

Catherine Glassenbury studied ​a Master of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Melbourne in 2016 and is now a Graduate Service Engineer at Honeywell.
  • Day in the life

Catherine Glassenbury

Catherine Glassenbury studied ​a Master of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Melbourne in 2016 and is now a Graduate Service Engineer at Honeywell.
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  • Day in the life

Adrian Hoffman

Adrian Hoffman studied a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Hons) at The University of Adelaide and is now an Ag Achiever graduate at Rural Bank.
  • Day in the life

Adrian Hoffman

Adrian Hoffman studied a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Hons) at The University of Adelaide and is now an Ag Achiever graduate at Rural Bank.
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  • Day in the life

Justin Somerset

Justin Somerset studied a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering/Bachelor Business Management at the University of Queensland in 2017, and is now a Graduate Mechanical Engineer – Analysis and Improvement, Major Shutdowns at BHP.
  • Day in the life

Justin Somerset

Justin Somerset studied a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering/Bachelor Business Management at the University of Queensland in 2017, and is now a Graduate Mechanical Engineer – Analysis and Improvement, Major Shutdowns at BHP.
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  • Day in the life

Luke Gillogley

Luke Gillogley graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Queensland in 2017, and is now a Graduate Mechanical Engineer at BHP.
  • Day in the life

Luke Gillogley

Luke Gillogley graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Queensland in 2017, and is now a Graduate Mechanical Engineer at BHP.
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  • Day in the life

Miko Morell

Miko Morell studied Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at RMIT University and is now Graduate Mechanical Engineering at Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA)
  • Day in the life

Miko Morell

Miko Morell studied Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at RMIT University and is now Graduate Mechanical Engineering at Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA)
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  • Day in the life

Jessica Drummond

Jessica Drummond studied ​a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering/Masters of Biomedical Engineering ​at the University of New South Wales and is now a Graduate Project Engineer at Honeywell.
  • Day in the life

Jessica Drummond

Jessica Drummond studied ​a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering/Masters of Biomedical Engineering ​at the University of New South Wales and is now a Graduate Project Engineer at Honeywell.
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  • Day in the life

Catherine Glassenbury

Catherine Glassenbury studied ​a Master of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Melbourne in 2016 and is now a Graduate Service Engineer at Honeywell.
  • Day in the life

Catherine Glassenbury

Catherine Glassenbury studied ​a Master of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Melbourne in 2016 and is now a Graduate Service Engineer at Honeywell.
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