What does a Maintenance Engineer do?

Maintenance engineers are certified to install, troubleshoot, and repair specific equipment types by utilizing industrial technology; they diagnose equipment failures and use specialized training to restore broken or malfunctioning equipment to operational status. Maintenance engineers sometimes act as fitters, maintenance technicians, and maintenance schedulers. Their responsibility level and expertise often depend upon their workplace. Maintenance engineers optimize asset reliability by implementing advanced proactive strategies and performing electoral and efficient mechanical repairs on equipment to decrease work or downtime gaps.

Maintenance engineers install and maintain the equipment used in aviation, and the medical and manufacturing industries and perform routine maintenance, troubleshoot issues, and perform on-site repairs. They travel to client locations to inspect and remove outdated equipment and oversee the installation of new machines or equipment. They provide technical support and training for new equipment and respond to customer calls. Maintenance engineers need a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or electrical engineering and knowledge of EPA and OSHA guidelines.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
11%
2 - 4
35%
5 - 7
7%
8+
47%

Common Skill Sets

Bachelors of Arts
Excellent Communication
Releases
Microsoft Office
Powerpoint
Security Clearance
Scripting Languages
Security Certification

Maintenance Engineer Seniority Levels

L2
Maintenance Engineer
$59,480/yr
Maintenance Technician
24% made the transition
Maintenance Manager
36% made the transition
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Maintenance Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$59,480 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$33K
Median: $59K
$108K
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