Maintenance engineers are responsible for the continuous running of equipment and machinery. They use computerised systems to oversee routine maintenance and organise repairs. 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.