Top Mechanical Engineering Companies to Work For

Top Engineering Mechanical Companies

As we mentioned in a recent post, our members have been asking who the top mechanical engineering companies to work for are, so this post covers some of the top mechanical engineering companies to work for. We should mention that our analysis of the top mechanical engineering companies to work for focused mostly on the larger firms, for two reasons. Firstly, information on these companies and their compensation packages is more readily available, and secondly, many of our members requested information on the larger firms. We do want to make it clear, though, that there are probably a lot of great small mechanical engineering firms out there; we just focused on the larger firms based on specific requests and available information. We did not take applications for these rankings; they are simply based off our discussions with mechanical engineers and information we found on these companies.

Career determination entails familiarizing yourself with all the aspects of the profession or career you are looking to enter. This way, you adequately prepare, from the stage when you are studying for the profession to the time that you graduate and finally apply yourself to your career.

One crucial aspect of career determination is acquainting yourself with the manifold employers in your chosen field. This requires sufficiently researching which the top mechanical engineering companies are. Doing so will help you pinpoint the firms that are most liked in terms of crucial deciding factors such as workplace practices, employee benefits, and employee attrition rates. Knowing these companies makes your application process smoother when you are ready to become a part of the workforce. Here is a list to help you prepare.

1. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

A job in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) remains one of the most sought after by mechanical engineers from around the world. And this comes as no surprise, as being involved with NASA brings not just prestige but manifold opportunities to interact and even collaborate with top-notch scientists and engineers from the United States and other countries.

2. Google

Google, arguably the largest computational technology company in the world, requires some of the biggest and most advanced computer hardware systems. Because this is the case, Google doesn’t purchase ready-made systems but makes their own instead. To do so, the company needs a strong employee base of mechanical engineers.

3. The Boeing Company

Another very popular employer for mechanical engineers is Boeing, the largest aerospace corporation in the world. As it is continually seeking to improve on its manufacturing of military aircraft and commercial jetliners, mechanical engineers who are lucky enough to land a job in the company are guaranteed to acquire new skills and grow their respective careers when they work for Boeing.

4. Apple

A leader in consumer computational technology, Apple is in constant need of the expertise and specialized skills of mechanical engineers. Work entails designing, developing, and testing consumer electronics and gadgets like next-generation displays. Apple is held in high regard within the engineering community, and so working for this company will surely bring prestige, career opportunities, and growth.

5. Lockheed Martin Corporation

Lockheed Martin is the United States’ premier manufacturer of military equipment such as military and combat gear, radar systems, aircraft, and missiles. Needless to say, designing, developing, and testing all these products require the expertise of mechanical engineers.

6. Microsoft

Another big name in the computational technology field is Microsoft. Much like Google, Microsoft needs hardware systems that cannot be bought from run-of-the-mill computer hardware stores. Because this is the case, Microsoft hires mechanical engineers to create these specialized hardware systems.

7. GE Aviation

GE Aviation manufactures engines both for commercial and military aircraft. With such a wide clientele, continued research and development as well as testing of next-generation engines are then required, jobs which mechanical engineers are fully trained to do. General Electric dabbles in energy as well, and developing clean energy systems is something that may be of interest to up-and-coming mechanical engineers out there.

8. United States Department of Energy

Yet another government organization with which mechanical engineers can find work is the United States Department of Energy. Mechanical engineers in this line of work play a crucial role in identifying and developing safe, economically viable, and environmentally sustainable clean energy systems utilizing solar, wind, and wave power. Pinpointing advanced methods and creating respective systems for radioactive waste disposal are a possibility, too. Mechanical engineers who work for the United States Department of Energy play a crucial role, as their recommendations influence energy policies in the country.

9. Ford Motor Company

Ford continues to be a driving force in America’s automobile manufacturing industry. Continually seeking to streamline its operations, Ford constantly requires the specialized skills of mechanical engineers to develop mechanical systems for its automobile assembly and testing processes.

10. Walt Disney Company

We are all used to thinking of mechanical engineers as working in the technology and information technology fields. But this is not always the case; other sectors also require the specialized skills of these professionals. Take for instance the entertainment industry, where top-notch firms like the Walt Disney Company dominate. Working for this firm allows mechanical engineers to think out of the box to create one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences.

Searching for top mechanical engineering companies to work for can be very tedious, and prudent job-seekers make use of all the available resources, such as those online. This expedites the search and makes navigating the job market easier.

For those of you mechanical engineers looking to work for a large company, those listed in this post are some of the best out there. Between their salary and benefit packages and the opportunities that they provide to work on large-scale, award-winning projects, you can see and do amazing things at these companies.

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  • suleiman Hassen Mohammed

    i am a ethiopian who want to be the best mechanical engineer at jimma university

  • suleiman Hassen Mohammed

    the endeligoues engineering of thi s world especialy incase of robotics

  • Anthony Fasano, PE

    Thanks Suleiman – good luck!

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  • saravana

    am a young mech eng.. i have an idea of car tiars to improve that i would process to do,,,

  • Syed Md Taufique Alam

    Sir i want. Mechanical engineer in i want to ask. Who is the best college for me except iit&nit.

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  • Mohammad Hasseini Lamadi McDonald

    hello,,,,iam lamadi mcdonald, mohammad hasseini. i want mekanikal enjuhneer job,>>> pleez halp

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  • gururaj

    how can we prepare the meachnical engeering student to became a good engeering

    • lamanorie

      i am a NIGERIAN,i want to produce machines, xo that people can have an easy life .xo i went into mechanical engineering. i want to realise this…..

  • Farid Palsani

    I want to work with some of other company
    my company name is expert engineering
    please contact to my email to work with my company.

  • vishnu

    sir, i completed my graduation in mechanical engineering , i want to know about the top mechanical companies

  • shankar dixit

    i am young enginers.still i am i want more info abt mech.
    l am so intrest to manufacture car which run on wind power

  • sarthak

    i want to become a mechanical engineer and want to work on a mustang

  • Anthony Fasano, PE

    I am glad you have goals – that is a great first step!

    • Chakma

      Could I please be informed that if NASA employs Non-US citizens?

      Thank you!

      • Just_the_guy_u_hate

        Only in certain postions, but I can garuntee you if you want to be one of those guys working one rockets and military things you have to be a naturalized US citizen (born in the US) and sometimes even high military

  • bello oladapo

    looking for auto mobile engineering base on cars

  • JauckDaniels

    If your typed English is horrible and you aren’t a US citizen then most of the top jobs are out of reach. Many areas are sensitive and it would be against the law to hire a foreign national. Its easier for software engineers to work for top companies in their profession stateside since many firms have no ties to the government.

  • Jamie Shepherd

    Google is the number 2 best Mechanical Engineering company to work for? What do they have Mechanical Engineers do at Google? I think of it as a Software Engineer company. Seems like a strange company to list here at all. I know it was #2 in the Forbes list of Engineering companies to work for, but Mechanical???????

    • Anthony Fasano

      Jamie this is information brought to us by engineers. Unfortunately we don’t have details, but google is so big, there must be mechanical needs in some of their facilities or campuses……

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  • Erika

    I have just finished my first year of college, and I plan on graduating with nothing less than a Masters degree (given my finances allow it) I am working to get my Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Ever since I was a little girl I have dreamt about working for NASA. When I was 17 I enlisted in the military in hopes that it might get my foot in the door assuming I was in the right job field.

    • Anthony Fasano

      I hope it works out Erika!

  • jonting katal

    hii…. i am jonting katal from india, i have done with my bacholor degree this year in mechanical engineering….. i also done job here but i wan 2 settle my future in my stream in usa…. if u hav any oppurtunities then please tell me]