Profession maintenance and repair engineer

Maintenance and repair engineers focus on the optimization of equipment, procedures, machineries and infrastructure. They ensure their maximum availability at minimum costs.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Quality assurance procedures

    The procedures to inspect a product or system to ensure that it is according to specifications and requirements.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • Maintenance and repair

    The preservation and restoration of products and systems, and the methods and logistics of these practices.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

Skills

  • Inspect machinery

    Check machine equipment for proper performance and detect faults and malfunctions. Diagnose malfunctions using testing equipment to determine the required repair.

  • Conduct routine machinery checks

    Check machinery and equipment to ensure reliable performance during use and operations in worksites.

  • Inspect industrial equipment

    Inspect equipment used during industrial activities such as manufacturing or construction equipment in order to ensure that the equipment complies with health, safety, and environmental legislation.

  • Manage budgets

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.

  • Maintain equipment

    Regularly inspect and perform all required activities to maintain the equipment in functional order prior or after its use.

  • Work safely with machines

    Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

    Identify, report and repair equipment damage and malfunctions; communicate with field representatives and manufacturers to obtain repair and replacement components.

  • Maintain machinery

    Maintain machinery and equipment in order to ensure that it is clean and in safe, working order. Perform routine maintenance on equipment and adjust or repair when necessary, using hand and power tools. Replace defective parts components or systems.

  • Advise on efficiency improvements

    Analyse information and details of processes and products in order to advise on possible efficiency improvements that could be implemented and would signify a better use of resources.

  • Write technical reports

    Compose technical customer reports understandable for people without technical background.

  • Conduct quality control analysis

    Conduct inspections and tests of services, processes, or products to evaluate quality.

  • Create solutions to problems

    Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.

  • Use testing equipment

    Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.

Optional knowledge and skills

provide technical documentation write records for repairs pneumatics total quality control hydraulics optimise production processes parameters mechatronics electricity estimate restoration costs quality standards use a computer read standard blueprints apply technical communication skills use computerised maintenance management systems maintain nuclear reactors provide customer information related to repairs communication maintain power plants perform risk analysis automation technology nuclear energy electronics lead process optimisation perform maintenance on installed equipment optimise production record test data