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Maintenance Engineers are found in many industries. Their responsibilities include installing and maintaining small to large equipments. They employ preventative tactics to keep machinery running, and prevent disruption of the company’s productivity levels.
They often work with a schedule, documenting changes and scheduling future maintenance times. Maintenance Engineers also complete recruitment, inventory, and inspection, performance, and costs responsibilities as well. They mentor newly hired engineers, ensure spare parts are stocked and prepare budgets for new equipment.
A Maintenance Engineer usually performs many of the following tasks:
• Assessing needs
• Estimating maintenance costs
• Performing emergency repairs
• Monitoring inventory
• Training new staff
• Monitoring employees
• Implementing maintenance plans


• Being cooperative
• Being professional
• Being respectful and amicable
• Being analytical and decisive
• Being able to work with teams
• Being computer literate
• Using power tools
• Operating heavy and large machinery
• Understanding written communication
• Communicating fluently
• Using initiative
• Leadership
• People management


Having an Engineering Degree is very helpful in gaining employment as a Maintenance Engineer. People in this field often study Maintenance Engineering at the Bachelors and Masters level. This helps them to complete their tasks and apply their expertise and knowledge in resolving maintenance issues. Other associative qualifications include Electrical, Chemical and Industrial engineering.

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