Electrical Maintenance personnel are hired to identify and solve issues in machinery or equipment. They can work freelance, setting up and maintaining their own client base, or they can be hired by a company to maintain equipment across privately owned commercial or residential properties.
Jobs in Electrical Maintenance generally fall into two categories: fitter or technician. A technician's role is to ensure that equipment and machinery run smoothly and safely, either by carrying out inspections, checking components, ordering new parts and organising servicing. A fitter's role is to physically carry out the tasks identified by the technician.
A role in Electrical Maintenance would suit someone who enjoys variety in their day to day life. Maintenance Electricians don't work behind a desk but instead work on a variety of different locations: factories, construction sites, privately managed flats, and so on. A Maintenance Electrician will usually be provided with a van and tools.
The day to day responsibilities of a role in Electrical Maintenance vary according to the needs of the client, but they may typically include:
-Carrying out maintenance and equipment checks
-Identifying and replacing worn or tired component parts
-Conducting emergency repair