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Commissioning Engineer (m/f/d)

Commissioning engineers: commissioning and assembling machines and plants worldwide

The tasks of commissioning engineers are varied and highly demanding. They manage the commissioning of plants and machines of different industries and are responsible for on-site project management, sometimes even on a global scale. Furthermore, their range of tasks includes coordination, repair and maintenance activities, the elimination of malfunctions as well as technical customer support.

Which opportunities do commissioning engineers have on the labour market?

Commissioning engineers can work in various industries. They should possess a technical qualification but do not necessarily need a degree in commissioning engineering. Industrial mechanics, mechatronics engineers, electricians or electrical engineers who have a relevant technical qualification can also work as commissioning engineers. Commissioning engineers have a wide variety of interesting tasks and, due to a strongly expanding market, good development opportunities. Get in touch with us – we will be happy to help you get the most out of your skills and qualifications!

What are the tasks and responsibilities of commissioning engineers?

The tasks of commissioning engineers depend on the industry and the company they work for. Therefore, the requirements differ as well, depending on the company and the size and complexity of the plants. The commissioning of machines and plants as well as repair and maintenance activities belong to their daily business. Commissioning engineers usually have flexible working hours. Besides, they generally travel on a regular basis as part of their job.

  • Assembly and disassembly of complex machines and plants
  • Testing and error search
  • Quality assurance
  • Plant management – from commissioning to final acceptance by the customer
  • Training and briefing of the customer’s staff operating the plant/machine

Which hard skills and soft skills should commissioning engineers have?

To start a career as a commissioning engineer, a profound training as a mechatronics engineer, electrician or electronics technician or a similar qualification is required. The kind of qualification depends on the specialist area, e.g. engineering, electrical engineering, automation technology or energy technology. A qualification as a technician is a plus. In certain industries, knowledge of pneumatics and/or hydraulics and/or measurement, control and regulation technology constitutes a further advantage. To work as programmers specialised in PLC languages or high-level programming languages, commissioning engineers must have good programming skills.

  • A professional, customer-oriented manner
  • An independent, proactive way of working
  • Resilience and flexibility
  • Willingness to undertake worldwide business trips
  • Profound English skills
  • Spatial ability
  • Team spirit

What is the average salary of commissioning engineers?

Depending on industry, location and experience, the annual salary of commissioning engineers amounts to between EUR 37,000 and EUR 52,000, in case of assignments at global level even to between EUR 43,000 and EUR 87,000. A specialisation in the programming/commissioning of PLCs can also have a positive impact on the salary.

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