Historically, Maintenance Engineers were always biassed to be either fitters or electricians and ne’er the twain shall meet..
However, in more recent times, the role of the maintenance engineer has changed to require some degree of multiskilling (some people use the term cross-skilling) where one engineer can handle both mechanical and electrical tasks.
Mechanically biassed engineers are already good at refitting components ....mechanical components that is. So why not build on these skills and get training to refit not just mechanical components but the common electrical components that always burn out or blow-up when the electricians have all gone home. I’m thinking of fuses, thermal overloads, circuit breakers, relays, contactors, proxy sensors, motors, heating elements, PT100s.
Why not take this a step further and have training to diagnose basic control faults or set up an inverter drive.
The ongoing benefits of a skills upgrade will be self evident as you read this and you can Google to search for an appropriate Training Provider or have a look at my website www.training-industry.co.uk for some ideas, bearing in mind those questions in Talk to your TP