Organization structures for maintenance vary across companies the deciding factors on a particular type being the nature of industry ( electrical chemical or mechanical) size of the plant and the scope of activities to be performed.
As is shown in the figure below the maintenance department is headed by the plant engineer. Other titles in use include maintenance superintendent superintendent of maintenance and the manager of maintenance.
Once interesting feature of the organization structure for maintenance is the presence of craftsmen electricians plumbers mechanics painters helpers pipe fitters and the like are seen rubbing shoulders among themselves and carrying ropes wires spanners oil and cotton waste in their hands. This is in contrast to other departments in a plants. The presence of craftsmen is justified by the nature of the job involved.