MaintenanceMaintenance Engineer

Maintenance Engineers ares responsible for all maintenance and reliability projects in the plant.

Maintenance Engineer

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Do you enjoy spending time in your workshop? Are tools the best gift you could ever receive? As a Maintenance Engineer, you’ll work with machines all day. You’ll need a strong grasp of mathematical formulas and engineering principles.

You’ll be an expert on the manufacturing process and the individual machines that make it up. Every issue on the production line will be reported to you, then you'll use your knowledge on the workings of each machine to find a solution. You’ll decide which machines are the most efficient for a specific production system. Every decision will be made based on factors like budget, efficiency, energy, time, and quality.

You may be asked to get your hands dirty on the production floor. You’ll interpret data from gauges and screens. Then you'll make adjustments or repairs to keep the assembly line moving correctly. You’ll direct maintenance crew operations on complex problems by creating technical drawings or writing down instructions. As an engineer you’ll design tests that affect the operation of all the machines in the manufacturing plant.

You’ll need a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering to secure a job. The program will involve courses in computer-aided design, engineering principles. You also need to understand math and technical drawings. Additional experience and hands-on training is a great way to stand-out in the field.

Critical Skills

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Analyzing Data
  • CAD or AutoCAD Software
  • Comprehend Technical Drawings and Other Visual Instructions
  • Engineering Principles
  • Maintain Equipment
  • Manufacturing Processes and Systems Knowledge
  • Mathematics Knowledge
  • Operational Sequences
  • Process Management

Key Responsibilities

  • Apply state of the art technology for design and analysis of equipment.
  • Develop, revise and maintain mechanical documentation
  • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, or computer-generated reports
  • Exhibit safety leadership
  • Select, install, operate, and maintain mechanical systems and processes to meet requirements
  • Recommend design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions
  • Conduct research that tests or analyzes the feasibility, design, operation, or performance of mechanical systems
  • Diagnose faulty equipment operation and make recommendations to maintenance crew

Specific job titles and duties vary by employer so check for details.

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Salary: $45-55/hour


My Interests
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Having Independence

Managing People

Teaching

Improving Processes

Learning & Growing

Working with Data

Physical Activity

Writing Reports and Documentation

Caring for the Environment

Managing Things

Quiet Work Place

Avoiding Risk

Avoiding Stress

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Required Education

Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering

Preferred Education

Master's degree in mechanical engineering


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