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 Defence is one of Australia's largest organisations and has a key role as part of the Federal Government. We are seeking graduates from all university disciplines for work across the career spectrum.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$63,236 + 15.4 % superannuation
Location
Canberra (other locations include Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Newcastle)
Closing
27 March 2017

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 -$99K package including superannuation + Car
Location
NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, SA, ACT - Both Regional and Metro Areas
Closing
31 March 2017

We are currently looking for someone to join our growing team in an exciting and challenging role

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
40,000 - 50,000
Location
Bondi Junction, Sydney
Closing
31 March 2017

We are currently looking for someone to join our growing team in an exciting and challenging role

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
40,000 - 50,000
Location
Bondi Junction, Sydney.
Closing
31 March 2017

With more than 800 at locations across Australia and New Zealand and approximately 98,000 employees worldwide, Lockheed Martin Australia works with local partners to deliver systems and advanced engineering capabilities for customers in the aerona

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

Graduating this year? Already graduated? We want you!!

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$57,733
Location
Canberra
Closing
30 April 2017

This role is suited to a new business hunter who is able to instantly build rapport with senior level executives across a wide variety of market sectors.

What you'll do:

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$45000 + super + commission
Location
Sydney CBD

At Criterion Conferences , we do our own independent research to produce quality and relevant conferences and workshops across a variety of industry within Australia.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
55,000++
Location
Sydney CBD

About Allegis Group

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive base salary + uncapped commission
Location
Sydney, CBD & Sydney, Baulkham Hills

Graduate Programmes
As part of Glencore's graduate programme you'll receive further training through our excellent, structured professional development programmes.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Glencore Corporate Offices Australia wide