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. As the technical leader and expert onboard, you'll be responsible for the ship's structures and systems, solving challenges and making sure everything run 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 you'll also be leading, mentoring and managing a team of around 50 people across your department. Guiding your team and providing advice is an essential part of what it means to succeed in this position.
The training and experience you gain as a Navy Engineer will give you a professional accreditation with Engineers Australia, and depending on your roles, you may become eligible for international accreditation.
Mechanical Engineers are responsible for a variety of systems and structures, including, but not limited to:
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, you'll 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.
It's an exciting time to be an Engineer in the Navy as it progresses the most significant modernisation program in more than 60 years.
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. You'll 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.
Don't worry, it's not all life at sea—there's 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.
When you first join the Navy and while studying for your degree at the university of your choice, you will be paid a salary of between $32,476 and $50,191 depending on your year of study. This is in addition to your university sponsorship.
Upon completion of your initial military and initial employment training, you'll 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.
If you're an Australian citizen and completed at least six months of an Engineers Australia accredited four year engineering degree or 18 months of a five year program, apply for this role and get sponsored to finish your degree.
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