Maintenance Engineering Careers in STEM

Maintenance engineers are at the forefront of engineering -- ensuring the continuous and smooth running of equipment and machinery. Explore what it means to work in this expanding 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, 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.

Skill sets of maintenance engineers will, as a consequence, evolve to adapt to this digitalisation trend. Augmented reality (AR) 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. 


Which maintenance engineering roles does SRG recruit for?

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, including:

  • Assistant Production Manager
  • Automation Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Chemical Process Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer

We also have many roles in FMCG, including Engineering Project Manager as well as FMCG Manufacturing jobs. The list covers electrical and mechanical engineering as well as technical and design.


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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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At SRG, we help candidates across STEM build careers for life. 

Find out more about some of the key roles we can help you with, and prepare to activate your potential with SRG.


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