Job titles: Maintenance Engineer, M&E Technician,

The Manufacturing sector in the UK is huge; it ensures our country produces enough to meet our own domestic demands and export internationally increasing our GDP. The skills adopted by Military Engineers perfectly suit this diverse job role, it means they can adapt well and maintain the equipment used.

Within Manufacturing there are many different processes and designs that ensure maximum productivity, all of which must be maintained, serviced and managed to a very high spec. Therefore it’s vital that all equipment is kept operational by coordinating maintenance schedules and establishing service procedures.

Key responsibilities

  • Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
  • Ensuring continuous improvement while simultaneously reducing costs.
  • Promote good safety, health and environmental practices by ensuring that relevant SHE legislation is adhered to as well as implementing corporate policies and procedures.
  • Manage key resources including people, plant, equipment and materials in order to maintain high customer service levels and high quality within budgetary parameters.
  • Leading projects to support our client’s goals in achieving capacity increase, higher quality, higher productivity, reduce waste and lower costs.
  • Strongly contribute to the continuous development of new and improved manufacturing technologies, methods, systems and structures within the plant.
  • Manage the day to day production operations of the manufacturing facility within defined parameters of service, quality, cost and safety.
  • Carefully read manuals of equipment .and interpret them to understand how to operate and maintain them properly
  • Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
  • Keeps equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer’s instructions and established procedures; requesting special service.
  • Carry out routine servicing of equipment as part of measures to prevent breakdowns and malfunctions, which could thwart production activities.
  • Keep record of maintenance activities to track the lifespan of equipment. When equipment breakdown continues too frequently after repeated fixing, it will need to be replaced.
  • Prioritize daily work orders according to their level of importance.


  • Ability to communicate at all levels across production, technical, administrative and research functions with the ability to resolve problems in an efficient manner.
  • The capacity to communicate and present data clearly and effectively.
  • A complete understanding of mechanical & electrical processes and the successful application of health and safety practices.
  • Excellent leadership skills and a desire to work in a team environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering, scientific and other technical information relating to manufacturing processes.
  • Experience of managing a workforce including negotiations skills and implementation of HR policies and procedures


Within this Industry there are a variety of levels which you can enter at and a couple of extra qualifications that can push you into a slightly different role and responsibility. Therefore some qualifications are a ‘must’ and some a bonus.


  • 4+ years experience in Mechanical, Electrical or a maintenance based role


  • NVQ Level 2 or 3 in a relevant Engineering subject field


  • Degree level qualification in Engineering or Science
  • LEAN or Six Sigma
  • Member of a Chartered Institute (MEng, IEng or CEng)

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