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 They travel to client locations to inspect and remove outdated equipment and oversee the installation of new machines or equipment.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.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.3 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Maintenance Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹25,000 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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₹14T
Median: ₹25T
₹51T
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Maintenance Engineer Career Path

Learn how to become a Maintenance Engineer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Maintenance Engineer
₹4,56,740/yr
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Maintenance Engineer Insights

Read what Maintenance Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Oxy VinylsOxy Vinyls
Maintenance Engineer
27 Jan 2021

“Good place to start your career and get a few years of experience then disappear to the better one.”

JLLJLL
Facility Engineer
15 Sep 2021

“But I feel JLL is great as I had great seniors to were really helpful and I've enjoyed my time here.”

Central CoalfieldsCentral Coalfields
Electrical Maintenance Engineer ()
6 Dec 2020

“Government job means there's a job security this is the only thing which is good.”

City of Los AngelesCity of Los Angeles
Irrigation Specialist
12 Aug 2020

“It's a great career to have and to be able to work with different kinds of people and do irrigation.”

LittelfuseLittelfuse
Maintenance Engineer
29 Jan 2021

“good pay and hr is helpfull”

MMACH DesignMMACH Design
Hotel Maintenance
22 May 2021

“Better opportunities and exposure to work and career development.”

The Catholic University of AmericaThe Catholic University of America
Maintenance Engineer
29 Jan 2020

“I really don’t have anything to say about the CONS”because I like working and enjoy working at “Catholic University.”

PJB Group
Boiler Operator
2 Aug 2021

“Good good good good good”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a maintenance engineer

When working as a maintenance engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Bachelors of Arts, Excellent Communication, Releases, Microsoft Office and Powerpoint.

The most similar professions to maintenance engineer are:
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Mechanic

The most common qualifications to become a maintenance engineer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.