Maintenance Engineer

Maintenance Engineers apply engineering concepts to the optimisation of equipment, procedures, and departmental budgets to achieve better maintainability, reliability, and availability of equipment.

Personal requirements of a Maintenance Engineer may include:

  • Good maths and science (including physics and statistics)
  • Problem solving
  • Logical thinking
  • Effective communications skills

Maintenance Engineers may complete the following tasks:

  • Assure optimisation of the Maintenance Organisation structure
  • Analysis of repetitive equipment failures
  • Estimation of maintenance costs and evaluation of alternatives
  • Forecasting of spare parts
  • Assessing the needs for equipment replacements and establish replacement programs when due
  • Application of scheduling and project management principles to replacement programs
  • Assessing required maintenance tools and skills required for efficient maintenance of equipment
  • Assessing required skills required for maintenance personnel
  • Reviewing personnel transfers to and from maintenance organizations
  • Assessing and reporting safety hazards associated with maintenance of equipment

This job requires a tertiary degree in Engineering.