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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Mechanical engineers are involved in the conceptualization, design, manufacture, testing, marketing, and maintenance of devices and machines in a wide variety of industries such as power, textile, computer, electronics, automotive, and more.

Auburn Department of Mechanical Engineering
Explore characteristics of Mechanical Engineering careers

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Application Engineer
  • Assistant Mechanical Engineer
  • Assistant Project Engineer
  • Associate District Representative
  • Automation Engineer
  • Build Engineer
  • Business Development Applications Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Core Officer
  • Clinical Assistant
  • Commissioning Engineer
  • Damage Tolerance Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Distribution Engineer
  • Energy Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Flight Test Engineer
  • Hardware Mechanical Engineer
  • Hydraulic Engineer
  • Laboratory Technologist
  • Launch Engineer
  • Maintenance Reliability Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Materials Test Engineer
  • Mechanical Design and Analysis Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Operation Management Trainee
  • Packaging Engineer
  • Plumbing Designer
  • Process Engineer
  • Process Piping Design
  • Procurement Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • Production Associate
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Quality Engineer
  • Research Engineer
  • Rotational Engineer
  • Supplier Capacity Management Specialist
  • Stress Analyst
  • Structural Design Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Tire Design Engineer
  • Tool Design Engineer
  • Virtual Construction Engineer

What do employees do in these roles? Search job descriptions and qualifications in Handshake in the “Job Search” section!

PRO TIP: Click on the filters button. Rather than searching a specific job title, consider keeping your search broad by making filter selections in the “Job Function” category.

For example: Operations / Production, Quality Assurance, Product / Project Management, Engineering: Civil / Mechanical / Other

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY

$65,020

Salary Range
Minimum | $45,000
Maximum | $135,000

The salary range and average starting salary for 2020-2021 Mechanical Engineering graduates is based on responses to the Auburn University First Destinations Survey.

RECRUITING COMPANIES

TOP HIRING EMPLOYERS
Hiring 2 or more graduates in 2020-2021

MORE HIRING EMPLOYERS

This list is a sampling of companies, not reflective of all organizations who recruit AU Mechanical Engineers.

TOP CITIES FOR GRADUATES

With 5 or more 2020-2021 graduates locating to cities

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Auburn, AL
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Montgomery, AL

NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

STUDENT TEAMS AND ORGANIZATIONS

STUDENT STORIES

ALUMNI

  • Corey Cooper, ‘15 I  CEO and Founder  I  BOTE
  • Dionel Sylvester, ’10 I  Flight Test Engineer  I  Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
  • Jordan Ryle, ’18 I  Analytics Advisor  I  ExxonMobil
  • Regenia Sanders, ’95 I  Advisory Principal, Supply Chain & Operations  I  EY
  • Ryan Hittie, ’12 I  Director of Operations  I  Corridor Field Services
  • Ryan Whitmore, ‘14 I   Mechanical Engineering Analyst  I  Lawrence Livermore National Lab

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