A facility or equipment engineer is responsible for proper operation and maintenance of all facility related assets such as electrical distribution systems, HVAC systems, air compressors, fire suppression system, conveyor systems, buildings, structures and general facility equipment.
Personal requirements of a facility or equipment engineer may include:
- Enjoyment of technical and engineering activities
- Ability to work independently as well as a team member
- Ability to accept responsibility
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Ability to identify, analyse, and solve problems
- Willing to adhere to safety requirements
Facility or equipment engineers may complete the following tasks:
- Provide engineering support for production and product development operations
- Provide engineering support for in-house and contract facility maintenance organisations
- Develop and manage expense and capital budgets
- Provide engineering support for safety, ergonomic, and environmental initiatives
- Develop and maintain 3D facility layout documentation in support of DPS and OFP production process
- Administer buildings and grounds contract maintenance programs
This occupation usually requires a recognised Bachelor degree in mechanical or electrical engineering. Some jobs may require post-graduate studies, such as graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, or a Master degree.
Facility engineers are involved in a wide range of industries including, power generation, refrigeration and air conditioning, or transportation and mechanical handling.