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Maintenance Manager

Plan and implement a maintenance schedule and manage a team of staff.

What's it like to be a Maintenance Manager?

Maintenance Managers plan and coordinate maintenance and upkeep, often in a production or manufacturing environment. They plan and implement a maintenance schedule covering an organisation’s machinery, mechanical systems, buildings or other structures, with the goal of minimising down–time.

Maintenance Manager

Tasks and duties

  • Developing maintenance planning strategies and schedules.
  • Coordinating and overseeing the maintenance of equipment, mechanical systems buildings or other structures.
  • Installing new equipment as required.
  • Applying quality systems and procedures to work processes.
  • Leading continuous improvement activities.
  • Ensuring Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) policies are followed.
  • Interpreting technical drawings and plans.
  • Maintaining and overhauling mechanical systems and equipment.
  • Developing and implementing shutdown procedures.
  • Using power tools and precision instruments.
  • Developing and maintaining equipment maintenance logs.
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Maintenance Managers usually have a background in an engineering trade and are responsible for a team of staff. They are employed by organisations in the mining, manufacturing, professional, scientific and technical services industries.

What can I earn as a Maintenance Manager?

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How to become a Maintenance Manager


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A Vocational Education and Training (VET) or higher qualification is usually required to attain a Maintenance Manager role. Relevant industry experience in an engineering trade is highly regarded. Additional licences from a registered training organisation (RTO) for specialised tasks may also be required by some employers.

  1. Search for employers offering apprenticeships.
  2. Complete a relevant qualification such as the Certificate IV in Engineering (MEM40105). The qualification is typically achieved through an apprenticeship, consisting of paid work and training. An apprenticeship is a binding commitment between the employer and trainee for its duration, which is typically four years.
  3. Build your industry experience in an engineering trade role such as Maintenance Fitter.
  4. You may want to attain additional licences such as a forklift licence, working in confined spaces or elevated work platform (EWP) licence. These licences are usually attained through the completion of short courses and should be gained from an RTO.

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Latest Maintenance Manager reviews

Latest reviews from 40 Maintenance Managers surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Maintenace is a thankless task all be it personally rewarding when solving complex issues your often the silent contributor
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Management
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Fuel systems
The good things
Being able to solve challenging and complex problems in a well thought out and calm and considered way.
The challenges
While you do get personal satisfaction it is often a very thankless task in that you are in a support role.
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Aug 2019
Engineering and Maintenance is full of challenges and is very satisfying when those challenges are overcome!
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Engineering
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Maintenance and Reliability
The good things
The role has a variety of challenges and no day is the same. It is very satisfying to fix and continually improve assets. The role challenges you to seek a better way forward.
The challenges
There are always numerous competing priorities. Improvements take time and it is a marathon. Budget restrictions impact rate of improvements.
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