Maintenance Engineer Job Description
The primary role of a maintenance engineer is to maintain and repair the equipment, machinery, tools and systems used in a variety of manufacturing, engineering and industrial environments.
They typically work in multidisciplinary teams, regularly liaising with manufacturing engineers, as well as design and technical specialists, to ensure the systems being utilised are safe, reliable and fit for purpose. They’re the go-to person for dealing with mechanical faults, making them highly sought after by organisations in the M&E industry.
An organised and logical approach is essential for this career as you’ll need to be scheduling and overseeing routine checks of equipment, as well as be able to promptly deal with any issues when faults or problems with machinery occur. You’ll also be responsible for regularly servicing the systems you use, making sure that the processes you follow are cost-efficient and performing to their maximum capability.
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Maintenance Engineer Roles and Responsibilities
The exact day-to-day responsibilities of a maintenance engineer will depend on the nature of your business and specific job role, but typical tasks include:
- Organising and undertaking routine checks of equipment, as well as carrying out quality inspections.
- Analysing the efficiency of current procedures and suggesting improvements to better this.
- Devising effective maintenance methods and strategies.
- Identifying and investigating faults.
- Repairing equipment.
- Upgrading and modifying systems.
- Monitoring the performance of machinery and systems.
- Acquiring new, specialist components.
- Fitting and calibrating new parts and systems.
- Ensuring all systems comply with the latest health and safety legislation.
- Liaising with colleagues as well as clients and customers.
- Monitoring maintenance costs.
- Managing stocks of supplies.