10 Companies Hiring Mechanical Engineers

Mechanical engineers can find work in fields like aerospace, 3D printing and robotics.

Written by Margo Steines
10 Companies Hiring Mechanical Engineers
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Margo Steines | Jun 03, 2024

Mechanical engineers generally work within larger engineering teams on projects such as designing and manufacturing aircraft parts or building heating and cooling systems. Their job responsibilities can extend to the research, design, construction or testing stages of product development.  At minimum, mechanical engineers need a bachelor’s degree, but progressing in their career may also require pursuing more advanced degrees or licensure. For job seekers interested in a career in engineering, the following list includes companies hiring mechanical engineers with expertise in fields like aerospace, 3D printing and robotics.

Top Companies Hiring Mechanical Engineers

  • UL Solutions
  • SharkNinja
  • McDonald’s Global Technology
  • Relativity Space
  • Machina Labs
  • Formlabs
  • Orbit Fab
  • HRL Laboratories


Companies Hiring Mechanical Engineers

Arrow Electronics works on the hardware side of cybersecurity, developing and manufacturing electronic components for computing. Its products are used in energy storage, precision electronics and medical devices, and built to embed digital threat defense into the products they power. The company is currently hiring mechanical engineers to join its team.


Mondelez International is a global food and beverage company that specializes in snack foods, including cookies, crackers, chocolate and powdered drinks. It manufactures longstanding best-loved brands like Oreo, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Sour Patch Kids and Trident gum. The company seeks mechanical engineers to work across manufacturing contexts.


Safety science company UL Solutions serves an international roster of companies. It works with clients on responsible, sustainable product development and business innovation by providing them with testing and certification services in addition to an assortment of software products. UL Solutions has multiple open roles in mechanical engineering ranging from early career internships to jobs for professionals who have upwards of five years of experience along with at least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant engineering field.


SharkNinja is a global company leveraging expertise in areas like robotics, engineering and product development to create consumer products like the Ninja CREAMi ice cream maker, hair styling tools and a variety of vacuums. The company has several open engineering positions, including roles for mechanical engineers who bring past experience with product design and testing.


McDonald’s operates a massive global network of over 36,000 fast casual dining franchises, which rely on globally recognized branding and high-tech practices to stay abreast of the changing tides in the hospitality space. Mechanical engineers at McDonald’s work on design and development of ways to process, package and handle food at extreme scale and speed, as well as on machinery used to process and package equipment used in restaurant production lines.  


Relativity Space provides launch services, reusable rockets and technology for the space economy. The company built and launched the world’s largest 3D printed object, a rocket known as Terran 1, into space and has multiple innovative launch vehicles in development. It has a high-level goal of facilitating interplanetary life and commerce and a short-term goal of bringing customer payloads to space. Mechanical engineers at Relativity Space work on complex, fast-paced projects, and the company recruits talent with experience in aerospace or challenging mechanical engineering contexts.


Machina Labs designs, develops and builds robotic systems equipped with artificial intelligence capabilities to enhance manufacturing operations. The company touts a multi-disciplinary team that includes mechanical engineers along with other technical experts. Machina Labs seeks engineering team members who are experienced in building and working with mechanical systems and are capable of collaborating with various project teams as they contribute to the product development process.

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Formlabs makes 3D printers, the software that runs them and the accessories and consumables they need to operate. Founded by three MIT students through a $3 million Kickstarter campaign, the company’s technology has a wide variety of applications like printing dentures or producing hearing aids and noise protection. Formlabs works with mechanical engineers who are obsessed with precision tools and have deep experience with 3D computer-aided design, or CAD, programs like Solidworks to prototype and research innovations in 3D printing. 


Orbit Fab is an aerospace company that provides refueling systems and services for spacecraft while they are in space. By equipping client spacecraft with its proprietary refueling interface, the company can use fuel shuttles to deliver an influx of hydrazine fuel to the crafts while a mission is in progress, radically extending their ability to stay in space and return safely to earth. Mechanical systems architecture and mechanical engineering design are some of the primary responsibilities of Orbit Fab mechanical engineers. 


HRL Laboratories is a research and development company made up of scientists and engineers who use their expertise in advanced technologies to collaborate with government agencies, academic institutions and companies working in aerospace, consumer products and other industries. The company hires for a wide range of technical roles, including mechanical engineers to work across its various specialty laboratories.

Rose Velazquez contributed reporting to this story.

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