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

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Quality assurance procedures

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

  • Maintenance and repair

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

Skills

  • 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.

  • Perform machine maintenance

    Perform regular maintenance, possibly including corrections and alterations, on a machine or machine tool to ensure it remains in a proper productive state.

  • Work safely with machines

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

  • Troubleshoot

    Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.

  • Conduct quality control analysis

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

  • Manage budgets

    Plan, monitor and report on the budget.

  • 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.

  • Write technical reports

    Compose technical customer reports understandable for people without technical background.

  • Use testing equipment

    Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.

  • Inspect machinery

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

  • 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.

  • Conduct routine machinery checks

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

  • 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.

  • Maintain equipment

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

  • Perform test run

    Perform tests putting a system, machine, tool or other equipment through a series of actions under actual operating conditions in order to assess its reliability and suitability to realise its tasks, and adjust settings accordingly.

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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

Source: Sisyphus ODB