Mechanical Engineering Graduate Jobs Guide

Everything you need to know about the Mechanical Engineering industry for your graduate job hunt

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What's it like to be a Mechanical Engineer?

Mechanical Engineers work in the broadest field of engineering, using their knowledge of mechanical power to develop and build machinery, tools, engines and other products.

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Tasks and duties you could be responsible for as a graduate mechanical engineer:

  • Analysing problems to determine project requirements.
  • Designing and developing mechanical devices using computer-aided design.
  • Creating and testing prototypes, and analysing the results.
  • Modifying designs as needed, based on test results.

How much do mechanical engineering graduates earn?

Graduate Mechanical Engineer on average start around $110,000 per year. The location that you end up working can also have an impact which you can see below:

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  • NSW
  • ACT
  • NT
  • VIC
  • WA
  • TAS
  • SA
  • QLD

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Do I need to do a mechanical engineering internship?

Beyond relevant work experience, many large employers who have mechanical engineer graduate programs will offer grads who have completed these programs first preference on graduate roles. The main reason is that by doing an internship, employers get to see what you are capable of first hand and can be confident that you understand the company and are going to be a good fit.

What kind of mechanical engineering jobs are there?

Our friends at SEEK have analysed the most popular job’s and their details such as salary, location etc and compiled the most popular mechanical engineering jobs. Whilst you are still trying to secure your first mechanical engineering role, understanding where you want your to career to go can also help as a talking point in your interview.

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Design Engineer

Design Engineers design and test a range of consumer goods and products.

Average salary110k
Job growthIncrease12.8%
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Production Manager

A Production Manager is responsible for the efficient and timely processes and output of a production chain.

Average salary110k
Job growthIncrease3.8%
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Designers are creative professionals who design commercial products, clothing and other functional items, or digital and graphic media.

Average salary90k
Job growthN/A

When do employers hire mechanical engineering graduates?

Take a look below to see when employers are busiest hiring mechanical engineering students and when you need to be ready to apply:

What mechanical engineering graduate jobs are there?

We have many employers signed up to GradConenction who hire mechanical engineering graduates. Check out a few below to get you started


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As a Graduate Service Engineer - Lifecycle Services, you will primarily be responsible for engineering support with our major client Woodside.


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Spencer Ogden

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For graduates and experienced candidates who are interested in joining Spencer Ogden, you can feel reassured that our dynamic and award-winning training programs will help you grow and achieve success at each step of your career.


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DXC Technology

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Expression of interest for the DXC Technology Graduate Program are now open!


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Auckland and 2 other locations

DXC Technology

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Expression of interest for the DXC Technology Graduate Program are now open!


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Canberra and 5 other locations

Whitehaven Coal

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At Whitehaven, we are looking to grow and develop our future leaders. This starts with you!


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Regional New South Wales and 1 other locations






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