I see one job requirement posting on a mechanical engineering job searching website that it said "Ability to see beyond immediate assignment to achieve results." What is is meaning?
The author likely wants you to have a holistic or encompassing perspective on your duties.
They want someone who considers the larger goals, purpose, and implications of each individual task or chunk of work, so that the longer-term goals are accomplished more effectively or efficiently.
There is a related idiom:
Don't miss the forest for the trees.