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Maintenance technician: job, missions and salary

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

Advantages and disadvantages of the maintenance technician's job

  • A stable and competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Good job prospects and high job availability.
  • Work flexibility and growth opportunities.
  • The ability to use a variety of tools and technologies.
  • The work is varied and challenging.
  • Hours may be irregular and working conditions can sometimes be difficult.
  • Specific qualifications are often required to obtain a position.
  • The work can be dangerous and the risk of injury is high.
  • Long periods of work are sometimes required to complete a project.
  • Working conditions can be hostile and stressful.

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