Engineering maintenance technicians service and repair electrical and mechanical equipment used in industries like manufacturing, production and transport.
There will be
1% more Engineering maintenance technician jobs in 2023.
In your local area
You’ll usually do either preventative (planned) or emergency maintenance.
In preventative maintenance, your day-to-day duties may include:
Emergency maintenance tasks may include:
You'll find it useful to have GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) in subjects like maths, science, English, and design and technology.
You could complete an engineering course at college.
Once you start working, you could train towards a work-based qualification like an apprenticeship.
For more information about engineering maintenance as a career, check the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), SEMTA and Tomorrow's Engineers.
Starter salary: £18,000 to £22,000
Experienced salary: £23,000 to £30,000 and over
These figures are a guide.
You’ll usually work 37 to 40 hours week, which may include shifts and emergency call-out duties.
You might work indoors in a factory or production plant, or outdoors, servicing equipment on site.
You’ll wear protective safety clothing like overalls and safety boots for most jobs.
You could eventually qualify as an engineer in your particular field, like mechanical or electrical engineering.
You could also move into technical sales, maintenance team management and contract management.
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