Maintenance Engineering

Our maintenance engineers are responsible to keep all machines in our production up and running. Their mission: to find the error when there are system failures, fix it and restore the machine to its working condition. Thomas Geier from Regensburg gave us some insights into his daily work and tells us, what makes his job so exciting. 

Thomas Geier, Regensburg on his job as a maintenance engineer
Thomas Geier, Regensburg on his job as a maintenance engineer

Overview: Tasks & Requirements

As a Maintenance Engineer, you make sure that our installations and machines run smoothly: You not only service the machines, you also help in the event of an emergency. You keep the manager and department head up-to-date on the latest status and notify them in due time should the project be delayed.

Your tasks consist of:

  • Resolving failures on our production machines
  • Installation work and putting machines into operation
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Working on the hardware and software for production machines
  • Working in shifts

You have the following skills:

  • Completed vocational education in electronic engineering or mechatronics
  • You set yourself high standards for your work
  • Knowledge of MS Office
  • Fluent in German and English

Thomas Geier, Maintenance Engineer in Regensburg

I’m responsible for all measuring instruments used. The plant covers a wide range of machine types, such as scanning electron microscopes and layer thickness and sheet resistance measuring devices. My mission: to find the error when there are system failures, fix it and restore the machine to its working condition. As a mechatronics engineer, I handle the mechanical, pneumatic and electrical maintenance of the equipment. I’m also responsible for foreign service technicians, spare parts procurement and implementing plant relocations.

The biggest challenge of my job is the variety of plants and their technical complexity. You need in-depth knowledge, flexibility, teamwork and a certain level of experience. You also have to have great interest in technical issues and bring a lot of initiative and independence to the table.

The highlight of my job is to see that failed equipment is working again at the end of the day and that I’ve done a good job. Having that confirmation at the end of the day is a really good feeling. ;-)

What’s not so good: When several important machines fail simultaneously and then of course to get immediately get each of these systems operational again. But that’s a situation that can be solved with a good work habits and consultation with colleagues and manufacturing employees.

I had always been interested in working in Maintenance and so I read up on it on the web. After I found the job posting on the Infineon website, everything went through the online application process very quickly.