During this apprenticeship you will learn core skills, knowledge and behaviours required for an Engineering Technicians, as well as specialist skills and knowledge that are require for your chosen pathway. Core skills, knowledge and behaviours include:
- Understanding the importance of complying with statutory, quality, organisational and health and safety regulations
- Understanding the general engineering/manufacturing mathematical and scientific principles, methods, techniques, graphical expressions, symbols formulae and calculations used by engineering technicians
- Understanding the structure, properties and characteristics of common materials used in the sector.
- Understanding the typical problems that may arise within your normal work activities/environment
- Understanding approved diagnostic methods and techniques used to help solve engineering/manufacturing problems
- Understanding the important of only using current approved processes, procedures, documentation and the potential implications for the organisation if this is not adhered to
- Understanding and interpreting relevant engineering/manufacturing data and documentation in order to complete your job role.
- Understanding the different roles and functions in the organisation and how they interact.
- Understanding why it is important for an organisation to continually review their processes and procedures.
- Obtaining, checking and using the appropriate documentation (such as job instructions, drawings quality control documentation)
- Working safely at all times, complying with health, safety and environmental legislation, regulations and organisational requirements planning and where applicable obtaining all the resources required to undertake the work activity.
- Undertaking the working activity correctly using the correct processes, procedures and equipment
- Carrying out the required checks (such as quality, compliance or testing) using the correct procedures, processes and/or equipment
- Dealing promptly and effectively with engineering/manufacturing problems within the limits of your responsibility using approved diagnostic methods and techniques and report those which cannot be resolved to the appropriate personnel
- Completing and required documentation using the defines recording system at the appropriate stages of the work activity
- Restoring the work area on completion of the activity and where applicable return any resources and consumables to the appropriate location.
Personal responsibility, resilience and ethics - comply with health and safety guidance and procedures, be disciplined and have a responsible approach to risk, work diligently at all times, accept responsibility for managing time and workload and stay motivated and committed when facing challenges. Comply with any organisational policies/codes of conduct in relation to ethical compliance.
Work effectively in team - integrate with the team, support other people, consider implications of your action on other people and the business
Effective communication and interpersonal skills - open and honest communicator, communicating clearly using appropriate methods, listening to other and have a positive and respectful attitudes
Focus on quality and problem solving - follow instructions and guidance, demonstrating attention to detail, follow a logical approach to problem solving and seek opportunities to improve quality, speed and efficiency
Continuous personal development - reflect on skills, knowledge and behaviours and seek opportunities to develop, adapt to different situations, environments or technologies and have a positive attitude to feedback and advice.
You will also be required to learn specific skills and knowledge that are related to Mechtronics Maintenance Apprentices.
- Understand mathematical techniques, formula and calculations in a mechatronics maintenance environment and the type of equipment being maintained
- Understand mechanical, electrical, electronic, fluid power and process control principles in a mechatronics maintenance environment
- Understand how equipment being maintained functions and operating parameters in individual components and how they interact
- Understand fault diagnostic methods, techniques and equipment used when maintaining equipment and systems
- Understand condition monitoring methods and equipment used and understand how the information gained supports the planning of maintenance activities
- Understand how to minimise machinery downtime by implementing planned preventative maintenance programmes.
- Read and interpret data and documentation used to maintain components, equipment and systems
- Carry out condition monitoring of plant and equipment
- Carry out planned maintenance activities on plant equipment
- Carry out complex fault diagnosis and repair activities on high technology engineered systems such as:
- Maintaining mechanical equipment
- Maintaining fluid & pneumatic power equipment
- Maintaining electrical & electronic equipment
- Maintaining process control equipment
- Carry out configuration testing and subsequent smooth hand over of equipment & plant support the installation
- testing and commissioning of equipment (where applicable)
- Contribute to the business by identifying possible opportunities for improving working practices, processes and/or procedures
Apprentices can follow two separate pathways; Mechanical Bias or Electrical Bias from year 2 depending on your role and desired specialist outcome. Apprentices are expected to attend college for 3 Days a week in Yr 1 / 2 Days a week in Yr 2 / 1 Day a week in Yr 3 as part of 20% off-the-job training. Additional off-the-job training hours are expected to be completed within the workplace, however you may be asked to complete tasks at home via Google Classroom and One-file. Please note you may also be asked to complete additional English and Maths qualifications as part of the Apprenticeship programme.