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Machine Engineer Job Profile

July 13, 2024 - July 13, 2024   

Find out the typical duties requirements and opportunities of Machine Engineer…

Maintenance engineers are responsible for the continuous running of industrial sewing machines and equipment.

They are also involved in control and monitoring devices and occasionally in the manufacture of items that will help in maintenance.

Maintenance engineering plays a vital role in the efficiency, development and progress of manufacturing and processing industries.

Maintenance engineers work with other professionals in order to improve production facilities, reduce the incidence of costly breakdowns and develop strategies to improve overall reliability and safety of plant, personnel and production processes.


Ӣ designing maintenance strategies, procedures and methods;

Ӣ carrying out routine scheduled maintenance work and responding to equipment faults;

Ӣ diagnosing breakdown problems;

Ӣ fitting new parts and making sure equipment is working correctly;

Ӣ carrying out quality inspections on jobs;

Ӣ liaising with client departments, customers and other engineering and production colleagues;

Ӣ arranging specialist procurement of fixtures, fittings or components;

Ӣ controlling maintenance tools, stores and equipment;

Ӣ monitoring and controlling maintenance costs;

Ӣ dealing with emergencies, unplanned problems and repairs;

Ӣ improving health and safety policies and procedures;

Ӣ working with specialist equipment, such as programmable logic controllers (PLC), which control machinery on factory assembly lines;

Ӣ writing maintenance strategies to help with installation and commissioning guidelines;

Ӣ ensuring there is continuous cover of the machinery and equipment in case of breakdowns.


Ӣ business skills Рmaintenance engineers may be responsible for managing budgets, leading a team and liaising with suppliers;

Ӣ the capacity to understand a wide range of engineering functions and procedures;

Ӣ the ability to lead and motivate others;

Ӣ teamworking skills to work cooperatively and liaise with people at all levels;

Ӣ the ability to negotiate with, and persuade others;

Ӣ good diagnostic and problem-solving skills;

Ӣ the confidence to respond positively when under pressure;

Ӣ people management skills.

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