Maintenance engineering

We work with top maintenance professionals across many niche disciplines within the sector, whether they are clients, candidates looking to start their careers, or well-established maintenance engineers looking for their next challenge. Discover key trends, how we work and take a look at the roles available in this fascinating area. Explore what it means to work in this field. 

What is maintenance engineering?

Maintenance engineering is the discipline and profession of applying engineering concepts for the optimisation of equipment, procedures, and departmental budgets to achieve better maintainability, reliability, and availability of equipment. SRG focuses on the areas of food science, pharma manufacturing, medical devices and chemical production.

What are the key trends in maintenance engineering?

According to Engineering UK’s report published in 2018, engineering generated 23% of the UK’s total turnover. There are some emerging technological advances that have changed the shape of the economy towards an hourglass shape, resulting in the expansion of knowledge-intensive services. 

The digital disruption of the product engineering and manufacturing process will have the biggest impact on the sector. Most engineers will see both concepts of digital twin and digital thread in action on a daily basis as companies look for ways to improve efficiency and serviceability. Having a complete digital record of a product throughout its lifecycle will help with product design. Skillsets of maintenance engineers will, as a consequence, evolve to adapt to this digitalisation trend. Augmented reality now allows engineers to pull products from the screen into the real world, to scale and to form the relationship with its intended environment. The technology may also be used for manufacturing work instructions, service procedures, product design and development, and sales and marketing. 

Where we work

We have a very strong foundation in engineering recruitment across the scientific, chemical, medical device, food and drink and biotech industries. We work with the very best, giving us a wide range of engineering jobs from Assistant Production Managers, Automation Engineers, Design Engineers, Chemical Process Engineers and Maintenance Engineers. We also have many roles in FMCG including Engineering Project Managers and FMCG Manufacturing jobs. The list covers electrical and mechanical engineering as well as technical and design.

The way we work

We work in a consultative way with both our clients and candidates. When you are looking for a new permanent job or new contract role within the engineering sector, SRG, as market leaders, are the best-placed recruitment consultancy to help you find the right place for your next move.

Our specialised engineering team fully understands the roles in engineering that they deal with. We really get to know the people we work with, whether clients (their culture, their environment, their team) or candidates (motivations, career aspirations, the environment you want to work in). We never try to send people to companies that don’t suit them, and when working with our client companies, nor do we bombard them with CVs to fill our own internal quota numbers.

Take a look at our maintenance engineering jobs to see where your next opportunity could be. Our consultants are talking to clients all the time and can make approaches on your behalf, so please get in touch to see how we can help you.

Alternatively, if you are looking for engineering talent to enhance or grow your team, contact us to find out who we are currently working with and how we can help.

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42 "Maintenance" Jobs
  1. Maintenance Technician - Contract, Day Shift

    You will be joining a large organisation who offer services to the pharmaceutical industry. The contract is initially 6 months with a possible extension, depending...

    • Halewood, Merseyside, England, UK
    • £30 per Hour Temporary
    • Apply
  2. Workshop Supervisor / Widnes / £25k - 30k

    SRG are looking for an Workshop Supervisor to join a growing Equipment Manufacturer providing process equipment to the manufacturing industries. The company are a growing...

    • Widnes, Cheshire, England, UK
    • £25,000 - £30,000 per Annum Permanent
    • Apply
  3. Maintenance Engineer (Days, up to £45K)

    Are you a Maintenance Engineer with a history in pharma or FMCG? A number of opportunities have arisen for Engineers to join a growing manufacturing...

    • Slough, Berkshire, England, UK
    • £35,000 - £45,000 per Annum Permanent
    • Apply
  4. Maintenance Engineer

    With multiple manufacturing sites in the UK and Europe our fast moving client require an Electrically bias Maintenance Engineer to join at an excititng time...

    • Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    • £32,000 - £34,000 per Annum Permanent
    • Apply
  5. Maintenance Engineer

    Due to future site expansion our client have a fantastic opportunity for a Maintenance Engineer to join their production team. The opportunity to join the...

    • Derby, Derbyshire, England, UK
    • £32,000 - £36,000 per Annum Permanent
    • Apply
  6. Maintenance Techncian

    To carry out both planned and reactive maintenance on complex Mechanical electro/Mechanical systems and process equipment that includes Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and pneumatic controls....

    • Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, UK
    • £30,000 - £39,000 per Annum Permanent
    • Apply
  7. QA Officer - Batch Release

    Job Title: QA Officer Batch Release Location: Berkshire (near Maidenhead) Contract: 12 Months Pay Rate: £13.27 an hour PAYE, up to £18.19 an hour Ltd/Umbrella...

    • Maidenhead, Berkshire, England, UK
    • £13.27 - £18.19 per Hour Temporary
    • Apply
  8. Quality Specialist

    If successful you will be responsible for assisting in the maintenance of the quality management system. You will maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues from all...

    • Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    • Competitive Permanent
    • Apply
  9. Hardware Technician - Edinburgh

    SRG is working with a global leading CRO as a result of their continued success they are looking to hire an experienced Hardware Technician /...

    • Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    • Competitive Permanent
    • Apply
  10. QC Supervisor

    The successful QC Supervisor will manage a small team of Analysts in the QC testing of various pharmaceutical products and APIs using HPLC and various...

    • Northumberland, England, UK
    • £35,000 - £40,000 per Annum Permanent
    • Apply