B. Mech., Diploma in Mech.
Responsibilities and tasks vary from role to role but maintenance engineers may typically be involved in:
designing maintenance strategies, procedures and methods;
carrying out routine scheduled maintenance work and responding to equipment faults;
diagnosing breakdown problems;
fitting new parts and making sure equipment is working correctly;
carrying out quality inspections on jobs;
liaising with client departments, customers and other engineering and production colleagues;
arranging specialist procurement of fixtures, fittings or components;
controlling maintenance tools, stores and equipment;
monitoring and controlling maintenance costs;
dealing with emergencies, unplanned problems and repairs;
improving health and safety policies and procedures;
working with specialist equipment, such as programmable logic controllers (PLC), which control machinery on factory assembly lines;
writing maintenance strategies to help with installation and commissioning guidelines;
ensuring there is continuous cover of the machinery and equipment in case of breakdowns.
business skills - maintenance engineers may be responsible for managing budgets, leading a team and liaising with suppliers;
the capacity to understand a wide range of engineering functions and procedures;
the ability to lead and motivate others;
teamworking skills to work cooperatively and liaise with people at all levels;
the ability to negotiate with, and persuade others;
good diagnostic and problem-solving skills;
the confidence to respond positively when under pressure;
people management skills.