Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Scott Mackinder is a Maintenance and Facilities Engineer at Scholle IPN UK, an industry-leading performance packaging company! His role helps operators have an easier time when running their machines, assists in investigating and solving reported problems, enables him to work with all departments within his company to ensure positive results, and so much more. 

Thank you, Scott, for everything that you do! We appreciate you taking the time to speak with us and sharing your journey!

How did you get started in maintenance?

After finishing high school, I was stuck on where next to go. I took a course which consisted of a mixture of skilled trades (plumbing, electrical work, bricklaying, etc.) and found I really enjoyed electrical work. From then, I found a company that was willing to sponsor my apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering throughout my four years in college. Through my experiences, I have learned so much from others and even from my own mistakes. All of this helped me to grow into my current role as a Maintenance and Facilities Engineer.

What is one thing you wish people knew about your job?

Many people believe that maintenance is just keeping the machines operational. However, my job includes many different responsibilities. From designing and installing new parts to machines, to helping achieve better productivity, to controlling COSHH registers and other legislations, all of this helps develop a successful team and system.

Why do you love what you do?

I love what I do because every day looks different. My work consistently challenges me and keeps my mind active. I love helping new members of the team embrace our company goals. It’s a great feeling seeing them eventually become a vital part of the company.

Thank you for everything, Scott!