Roles and missions of the Maintenance Technician
The role and duties of a maintenance technician are varied and essential to ensure the proper operation of machines.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Performing on-site inspection and diagnosis of facilities to detect faults and malfunctions.
- Identify weak points and anomalies in systems.
- Perform tests and checks to verify efficiency and operation of facilities.
- Repair and replace defective parts and make adjustments to ensure proper operation of equipment.
- Establish preventive maintenance procedures and ensure their proper implementation.
- Write technical reports on the condition of facilities and equipment and provide accurate information to management.
- Organize and establish maintenance plans and ensure that deadlines are met.
- Track maintenance records and spare parts requests for systems.
- Maintain and update technical manuals and documents.
- Respect the safety and hygiene rules in force.
In short, the maintenance technician plays an essential role in the proper functioning of equipment and facilities. His/her mission is to detect breakdowns and malfunctions and to repair and replace them. He/she must also write technical reports and ensure preventive maintenance and the proper implementation of its procedures.
Salary and career development of the Maintenance Technician
The salary of a Maintenance Technician is generally determined by his/her years of experience and skills. On average, a Maintenance Technician earns a gross annual salary of €23,000 in France. Gross annual salary evolution in France by years of experience for a Maintenance Technician :
- 0 to 2 years: 20 000 €.
- 2 to 5 years: 24 000 € (gross)
- 5 to 10 years: 28 000 € (in French)
- 10 to 15 years: 33 000 €.
- More than 15 years: 38 000 €.
There are many career development opportunities for a Maintenance Technician. Here are five possible careers to explore:
- Maintenance Engineer
- Maintenance manager
- Maintenance project manager
- Automation and industrial control specialist
- Industrial maintenance supervisor