Mechanical Engineer Officer

Get more responsibility early In your career, Professional and personal development, Join as a graduate or be sponsored to finish your degree.

Your role:

As a Mechanical Engineer (also known as Marine Engineer in the Navy), you'll get more responsibility early in your career than most civilian engineering roles, getting you ahead, faster. Youll be working hands-on, in, out and around the ship; at sea and ashore. As the technical expert onboard, youll be responsible for the ships structures and systems, solving problems and making sure everything runs smoothly.

It's a challenging and dynamic role that requires a high level of maturity and professionalism. Not only will you be in charge as an engineer, but youll also be managing a team and acting as a divisional officer for the department. Being willing to step into a role as a leader and mentor, to guide your team and offer advice, is an essential part of what it means to succeed in this position.

Mechanical Engineers are responsible for a variety of systems and structures, including, but not limited to:

- Ships structure,

- Propulsion systems,

- Electrical generation and distribution,

- Domestic and associated mechanical services,

- Main and auxiliary machinery,

- Engines,

- Air conditioning,

- Hydraulics.

Life as a Mechanical Engineer is constantly changing, with new challenges regularly emerging as the Navy introduces new technology, ships and systems. To meet these challenges, youll complete a variety of internal courses and will have the opportunity for postgrad training at different universities throughout your career.

There are also a wide variety of shore based positions for periods when you are not posted to a ship including operational planning, project management, career management and general managerial engineering roles.

Life in the Navy:

A career in the Navy is a challenging and highly rewarding working environment that comes with good work/life balance, competitive salary and skills for life. You can expect to feel a unique sense of accomplishment and pride from serving and protecting our country and helping to keep our vast coastlines safe.

Life in the Navy is anything but mundane. Youll enjoy varied lifestyles, rewarding careers, opportunities to travel, and excellent social and fitness facilities, free medical and dental; all in a dynamic and fulfilling working environment.

Dont worry, its not all life at seatheres more to the Navy than ships, submarines and helicopters.

Some days, you might be exploring exciting new countries with your fellow crewmates. Other days, you could be stationed locally not too far from home.


Be paid to train and learn the skills required to become a qualified Mechanical Engineer. Upon completion of your initial military and initial employment training, youll enjoy a competitive starting salary package of up to: $104,736 including service and uniform allowances, as well as a Maritime Allowance (if applicable).

In addition to your salary, you will receive generous superannuation, housing subsidies and free medical and dental care.

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For this role, you must be over 17 at time of enlistment, an Australian Citizen and able to meet the minimum security, medical and fitness requirements.  You will also need to provide evidence that you are enrolled in or be close to completing a Bachelors of Engineering in either Aerospace/Aeronautical/ Electrical/ Mechatronics/ Marine/ Ocean/ Naval Architecture or Mechanical Engineering.

You can also visit the link below to view the full position description and learn more about life in the Navy.

10/03/2020 $0 Cairns & Far North 1 Engineering
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