Job ProfileMaintenance Engineer - Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry is heavily reliant on machinery and other electrical equipment – without it, not much would get made!

So as a maintenance engineer in the manufacturing sector you’ll be vital to the manufacturing process – it’s your job to install new equipment, make sure the machines within a factory are working smoothly, and to fix problems when they’re not.

In addition to spotting and solving issues or break-downs, you’ll also be responsible for a maintenance schedule to regularly check and service equipment so it works effectively every time, and to the agreed cost.

Being able to understand and apply your skills to complex equipment is essential, along with interpreting technical drawings. You’ll also need to develop excellent knowledge of controls and measuring systems.

In any factory environment health and safety is paramount, so you must meet all health and safety requirements and ensure you work safely at all times.

Training/ Qualifications

This role requires an industry recognised apprenticeship or NVQ/SVQ Level 3 as a foundation. Depending on the role you may also need to carry out HNC/HND technical training and/or an industry management qualification

Additional health and safety training may also be needed so you can prove you understand and can meet all the relevant safe working regulations.

Progression opportunities

Once you’ve gained experience you could progress to Site Manager and then into other General Manager roles within the industry or organisation. You could also have the opportunity to develop into other specialist roles such as Health & Safety.