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​Maintain Equipment

Depending on the seniority of the role, plant engineers may be involved in monitoring and maintaining plant equipment and machinery to ensure that it’s running as it should be. Entry-level plant engineers are typically responsible for fixing any mechanical issues with the equipment.

Train Plant Personnel

Senior plant engineers train and assist plant personnel in carrying out safety and quality control procedures so that everyone on the team is compliant with the appropriate regulations. They also deal with any administrative tasks that coincide with this training, such as completing reports or updating records.

Review Project Plans

Plant engineers review project plans to ensure that timelines and blueprints are accurate and that cost estimates tie in with the budget. They also interpret developments along the way and provide advice and guidance for any necessary changes.

Ensure the Facility Complies with Regulations

Plant engineers are responsible for ensuring the facility is compliant with the relevant regulations and that regular check-ups are carried out to verify that machinery and processes are safe.

Develop Operational Plans

Plant engineers develop operational plans for projects at different facilities, such as renovation or construction, maintenance, and machine installation.

​The East Midlands is one of nine official regions of England at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes. It consists of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (except North and North East Lincolnshire), Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland.

The region has an area of 15,627 km2 (6,034 sq mi), with a population over 4.5 million in 2011. The most populous settlements in the region are Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Mansfield, Northampton and Nottingham. Other notable settlements include Boston, Chesterfield, Corby, Grantham, Hinckley, Kettering, Loughborough, Newark-on-Trent, Skegness, Wellingborough, and Worksop.

Relative proximity to London and its position on the national motorway and trunk road networks help the East Midlands to thrive as an economic hub. Nottingham and Leicester are each classified as a sufficiency-level world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.[2]

The region is primarily served by East Midlands Airport, which lies between Derby, Loughborough and Nottingham.