Companies That Hire Mechanical Engineers In South Africa

What is a Mechanical Engineer?

Technically, mechanical engineering is the application of the principles and problem-solving techniques of engineering from design to manufacturing to the marketplace for any object.

Mechanical engineers analyze their work using the principles of motion, energy, and force—ensuring that designs function safely, efficiently, and reliably, all at a competitive cost.

Companies That Hire Mechanical Engineers In South Africa


ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company. Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, it is the leading supplier of quality steel products in all major markets including automotive, construction, household appliances, and packaging. ArcelorMittal is present in 60 countries and has an industrial footprint in 19 countries.


Committed to excellence in all we do, Sasol is an international integrated energy and chemical company that leverages the talent and expertise of our more than 30,000 people working in 33 countries. We develop and commercialize technologies, and build and operate world-scale facilities to produce a range of product streams, including liquid fuels, high-value chemicals, and low-carbon electricity.

By combining the talent of our people and our technological advantage, Sasol has been a pioneer in innovation for over six decades.

As market needs and stakeholder expectations have changed, so too have our methods, facilities, and products, driving progress to deliver long-term shareholder value sustainably. The growth and enhancement of our foundation businesses in Southern Africa is complemented by the significant chapter of growth, Sasol has entered in its history.

Are mechanical engineers in demand in South Africa?

 The shortage of skilled mechanical engineers has a widespread effect on South Africa and the African continent at large, affecting the country’s functioning in the globalized business environment and economy.

How much does a qualified Mechanical Engineer earn in South Africa?

The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer is ZAR 3,42,000 per month in South Africa.

How many years to become a Mechanical Engineer in South Africa?


The Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering is a 4-year full-time program. The curriculum is structured to supply a solid grounding in fundamental engineering science, with an emphasis on developing generalized problem-solving skills.