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Maintenance Technician

Perform maintenance and repairs on equipment, tools and machinery

What's it like to be a Maintenance Technician?

A Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing general maintenance and repairs on equipment and assets, assists with the installation of equipment and manages the upkeep of tools, equipment and machinery.

Maintenance Technician

Tasks and duties

  • Undertaking planned and ad-hoc maintenance tasks to ensure equipment is working as required and is compliant with safety regulations.
  • Diagnosing faults with equipment and troubleshoot in order to minimise equipment downtime and ensuring that critical services remain operational.
  • Implementing preventative maintenance measures and scheduling regular maintenance and cleaning programs, in addition to providing operational support and training to other staff.
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Maintenance Technicians may work in many different industries including mining, engineering, agriculture and medicine/pharmaceuticals. They usually work as part of a broader maintenance team.

Maintenance Technicians may be required to work shifts, on weekends and public holidays and may be required to work ‘on call’. This job suits individuals who have a keen attention to detail, are mechanically minded and have excellent hand-eye coordination.

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How to become a Maintenance Technician


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Maintenance Technicians are usually individuals who have trade qualifications and proven maintenance experience. Depending on the field in which you work, employers may also require Maintenance Technicians who have formal qualifications in the field.

  1. Decide which industry you want to work in and investigate the qualifications requirements, such as a Diploma of Engineering - Technical Engineering.
  2. Check to see whether you also need special licences, such as a forklift or high-risk licence.
  3. There are different pathways available to Maintenance Technicians who wish to further their career, such as becoming a Maintenance Supervisor or a Maintenance Manager.

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How do Maintenance Technicians rate their role?
Average ratings calculated from 10 Maintenance Technicians surveyed on SEEK
Work-life balance
4.3
Job satisfaction
4.0
Career progression opportunities
4.3
Job security
4.2
Pay / Salary
4.1
Variety of work
4.8

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Latest Maintenance Technician reviews

Latest reviews from 10 Maintenance Technicians surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Maintenance technician/ fitter is a great job with lots of variety and interesting fields.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Frontline Management
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Maintenance
The good things
Variety of work, learning all the time. Sense of achievement on task completion. Working hand in hand with production, other tradesmen, despatch and management.
The challenges
Learning new technology and keeping abreast of improvements to plant and equipment.
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May 2021
Heavy Earthmoving Fitter, a job that can take you around the world.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Engineering- Trade
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Frontline Maintenance
The good things
Having the ability to carry out repairs and maintenance on large earthmoving equipment and seeing them go back to work.
The challenges
It can be a dirty, hot, hard and intense job when a machine is broken down and it's up to you to get it fixed ASAP.
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