Mechanical Engineering Graduate Jobs Guide

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

Grad Programs

With multiple vacancies

1804

Last 12 months

Job Growth

Increase/decrease of jobs

Increase30.3%

Last 12 months to the year before

Average Salary

For graduate mechanical engineer

Increase$110k

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:

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

Most common salary for Engineering Mechanical is in

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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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Designer

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

Graduate Jobs

Auckland
and 1 other

Available locations

  • Auckland
  • Wellington
Engineering
and 4 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering
  • Engineering Chemical/Processing
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics

Are you a new graduate in search of an incredibly exciting opportunity? If so, we open the doors to the world!

Graduate Jobs

Adelaide
and 5 others

Available locations

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Regional South Australia
  • Sydney
Engineering
and 4 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering
  • Engineering Chemical/Processing
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics

Are you a new graduate in search of an incredibly exciting opportunity? If so, we open the doors to the world!

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Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
and 2 others

Available locations

  • New South Wales
  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Architecture
and 13 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Architecture
  • Design and User Experience
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace/Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical/Processing
  • Engineering Civil/Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Industrial Design
  • Project Management

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Queanbeyan

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Graduate Jobs

Adelaide
and 2 others

Available locations

  • Adelaide
  • Regional South Australia
  • South Australia
Engineering
and 9 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace/Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical/Processing
  • Engineering Civil/Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum

City of Port Lincoln Port Lincoln, South Australia

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Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
and 2 others

Available locations

  • New South Wales
  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Engineering
and 9 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace/Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical/Processing
  • Engineering Civil/Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Port Macquarie, NSW, NSW

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