Mechanical Engineering skills are in demand

South Africa is a developing country that is growing with opportunities, various industries are expanding and new careers are introduced. Meaning, if properly targeted, the economy can grow fast and we can join the developing countries queue.

However, even with these amazing chances and a bright future for the country, people struggle to find the courage to occupy challenging careers.

But, if you are knowledgeable about a career, you are able to become more mindful about the occurrences in that particular industry. You begin to know about the companies in that industry, what they are working on and when they are hiring.

We understand that looking for work is, well, not that easy, especially if you are currently unemployed or fresh out of university/school. All you want is an opportunity for someone to give you a chance so you can implement what you have learnt at school. But it is not that easy.

Your willingness to learn about the industry can be the difference between looking for a job and finding one.

The process of finding employment is in how much you know about the industry, applying for jobs, how you prepare yourself for the interviews, and networking. After a few weeks of preparation you can easily develop a go-getter attitude.


Engineering is one of the broadest industries in South Africa, it is also one of the few challenging industries with many career opportunities. The engineering industry involves a huge variety of fields and specialisations, such as chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical etc,.

However, many people are not made aware of these career opportunities. Take for instance mechanical engineering, most people avoid it because they assume it a career for mechanics, but mechanical engineers are able to design, install, create; in fact they can evaluate any form of machinery.


Mechanical engineers can create robots, cars and even install microchips on racing cars and power plants. This career is broad and very interesting, in fact mechanical engineers can be part of every other discipline in the engineering department.

South Africa has many growing mechanical engineering companies, in Pretoria you can find companies like Axis Mechanical Design who specialise in mechanical design, finite element analysis, pipe stress analysis and process plant design. Other companies include DFR Engineers, BVI Consulting Engineers, Maugene Engineering and many more.


Careers like Mechanical Engineering are not like other careers, you need to dig deeper and research about companies if you want a job in this industry.

After the completion of your four year degree in the Bachelor of Science in Engineering in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering, you will be in training for at least three years before you can be registered as a professional engineer.

In a country like South Africa, Mechanical Engineering skills are in demand across all other disciplines in engineering. It is one of the most successful careers in the world and there are plenty of job opportunities available.

Are you looking for Mechanical Engineering jobs in South Africa? Visit the Job Mail website where you can create your profile and start applying for available jobs in South Africa.

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5 Responses

  1. Dilicious M Morota says:

    Am one of young scientist doing Mechanical Engineering with one of the best colleges in Soweto(SWGC).
    Am looking a job for me to gain experience,growth,learning and development therefore salary will onlybe determined by my hard work,effort that i will be applying on the field and my winning mentality…i like learning from the best so to become the best.
    I DM Morota hoping for respond via my Email address.

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Thank you for your feedback. If you have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, then follow this link: (on your mobile phone). Then look for Jobs that you need at (on your mobile phone) or (on your PC) and apply for them. Search for “Gardener”, “Cashier” “Driver”, “Internship”, “Learnership” (or any other keyword) to find relevant jobs on Job Mail. Hope you find the job that you need soon. E-mail us via

  2. Rohit desai says:

    Im inspired and i would like to become a qualified mechanical engineer one day

  3. muhammad says:

    Respected Author
    I am completing my degree in mechanical at the end of this year.How good are my chances of getting into a civil consulting engineering firm or a goverment department that mainly deals with civil

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