Mechanical Engineers Have A Very High Proportion Of Full Time Jobs!

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Mechanical Engineers Have A Very High Proportion Of Full Time Jobs!



Industrial Engineers design, organise and oversee the construction, operation and maintenance of mechanical and process plant and installations, establish programs for the coordination of manufacturing activities, and ensure usage of resources is cost effective.


This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks such as: -

  • studying functional statements, organisational charts and project information to determine functions and responsibilities of workers and work units and to identify areas of duplication
  • establishing work measurement programs and analysing work samples to develop standards for labour utilisation
  • analysing workforce utilisation, facility layout, operational data and production schedules and costs to determine optimum worker and equipment efficiencies
  • designing mechanical equipment, machines, components, products for manufacture, and plant and systems for construction
  • developing specifications for manufacture, and determining materials, equipment, piping, material flows, capacities and layout of plant and systems
  • organising and managing project labour and the delivery of materials, plant and equipment
  • establishing standards and policies for installation, modification, quality control, testing, inspection and maintenance according to engineering principles and safety regulations
  • inspecting plant to ensure optimum performance is maintained
  • directing the maintenance of plant buildings and equipment, and coordinating the requirements for new designs, surveys and maintenance schedules

Job Title

Mechanical Engineer

Job Prospects

Data on Job Outlook are updated on a yearly basis and are compiled from national statistics which may not reflect either regional variations or more recent changes in employment conditions.

Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Mechanical is expected to be between 10,001 and 25,000. Job openings count both employment growth and turnover (defined as workers leaving their occupation for other employment or leaving the workforce).

Employment for this occupation rose strongly (in percentage terms) in the past five years and rose slightly in the long-term (ten years). Looking forward, employment for Mechanical to November 2020 is expected to weaken.

This is a large occupation (31,400 in November 2015) suggesting that opportunities should be available in many (but not all) regions.

Mechanical Engineers have a very high proportion of full-time jobs (95.3 per cent).

For Mechanical Engineers working full-time, average weekly hours are 42.0 (compared to 40.2 for all occupations) and earnings are high - in the ninth decile.

The most common level of educational attainment for Industrial Engineers is Bachelor degree (54.1 per cent).

Industrial Engineers are mainly employed in: Manufacturing; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and Mining.

Key Indicators

This table shows how this occupation compares with other occupations on 9 key measures: employment size; full-time share of employment; earnings; unemployment; employment growth over the past 2, 5 and 10 years; future growth (projected growth rate over 5 years); and future job openings (estimated number of vacancies due to employment growth and turnover). The Future Growth indicator is based on growth in percentage terms, while the Future Job Openings indicator is based on an estimated number of vacancies. A small occupation with a strong Future Growth score may have a weak Job Openings score, while a large occupation with a weak Future Growth score may have a strong Job Openings score, as even a small percentage change can result in a relatively large number of new jobs.




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Those seeking to migrate permanently to Australia in 2017 as a Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson or Technician can attended our SKILLSELECT ASSESSMENT SEMINAR on Saturday the 11th of February 2017 at our Makati City Office in our ENGLISH TRANING ROOM FACILITIES.

Thank you and Mabuhay!

January 24, 2017