Cédric has been working for Viaposte, a specialist in logistics, industrial maintenance and transport, since 2020; he explains what his job involves.
For the past three years, industrial maintenance has been one of Viaposte's major activities, in addition to its logistics and transport activities. Cédric has joined the maintenance team at the Velaux and Cavaillon platforms and at the Mauguio ELI. Here is his testimonial.
“"At Viaposte, I love the team working and the availability of everyone ! "
What does being a Maintenance Technician entail ?
Cédric explains, "My job is to check and repair machines under the supervision of the team leader”. At Viaposte, he works most of the time on the main line of the PPI workshop as well as on its conveyor and the video coding system.
The maintenance technician works on the maintenance of the machines and the resolution of breakdowns globally.
The tasks of the maintenance technician
In industrial maintenance, the main objective is to avoid breakdowns and production interruptions. To achieve this, the maintenance technician carries out predictive maintenance: he/she checks, observes, updates and maintains the various pieces of equipment on a regular basis, using various organisational methods and/or CMMS*.
The slightest technical fault can have an impact on production and lead to additional costs.
In the event of breakdowns, corrective maintenance is carried out, enabling problems to be resolved as quickly as possible. Tests and measurements are taken to establish a diagnosis and carry out the necessary operations. Computer corrections, replacement of defective parts, etc... the technician always takes into account the cost of his modifications and seeks the continuous improvement of the machine.
What studies should I pursue to become a maintenance technician ?
There are several courses of study for working in maintenance. To become a maintenance technician, it is advisable to complete a two-year post-baccalaureate diploma. Further studies will enable you to become a maintenance supervisor or engineer.
"I chose maintenance because I'm a dynamic and spontaneous person and I was looking for a job that gave fresh challenges every day," says Cédric.
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*CMMS: Computerised Maintenance Management System