Mechatronics Engineer

Mechatronics engineers create automated machines. They design and build systems that integrate mechanical and electronic components with advanced software. These systems control trains and rail networks.
Also known as: Automation engineer, Data logging engineer, Electro-mechanical engineer, Instrumentation engineer, Process monitoring and plant systems engineer

Is this role right for you?

Do you love finding out how something works? Or do you think you could design it better? Engineers use careful analysis and creative thinking to solve complex problems. They harness creativity to explore bold new solutions. Many engineers lead teams to design, build and maintain Australia’s railways. They’re excellent communicators because they need to explain their ideas and collaborate with other people on projects.

What are some example projects or experiences?

Mechatronics is technology that combines electronics and mechanical engineering. Mechatronics engineers work at the cutting edge of new technologies in rail, such as artificial intelligence and robotics. Mechatronics engineers are great critical thinkers. They know how to use logic and reasoning to weigh up solutions and solve complex problems. They are curious by nature and enjoy testing theories. They also value data as a tool to help them make informed decisions. Big picture thinking allows mechatronics engineers to see how new innovations could make our rail network safer, more efficient, and more sustainable.

What is the work environment like?

You’ll work in a team of engineers and skilled tradespeople. You might work in an office, designing the next generation of rail control systems. Or you could be on site helping to install new infrastructure. You can find work as a mechatronics engineer all around Australia. Most jobs are in cities and towns. Some are in remote areas.

Eligibility & pathways

Mechatronics engineers typically complete a university degree. They generally study areas such as mechanics, electronics, power, telecommunications, and mechatronics. Our industry values diverse personal and work experience. Many employers can provide you with opportunities to gain additional qualifications and industry experience to help you succeed.

Current job vacancies

Rail Systems Engineer / Consultant 


Mechanical Engineer 

Downer EDI Limited

Control Systems Engineer 

Liberty Onesteel Corporate Services Pty Ltd
Rooty Hill
Avenues of Entry
Pay Range
$66,000 - $150,000
Senior level
$123,500 - $207,000
Manager level
$170,000 - $233,500

Salaries may vary outside of these ranges, based on company size and location, level of experience, competence and time in role.