Engineering Technician (Surface Mount Technology)

Phoenix Systems UK Ltd - EP38929 - ENG

Apprenticeship summary:

PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Engineering Technician Apprentice for our client, Phoenix. The role will be to learn how to interpret information and programme the robotic Pick and Place Surface Mount Technology machinery. This is a role where teamwork is important, Phoenix actively support personal and professional development.

You will be learning about all aspects of Phoenix’s business including setting up the feed reels ensuring the correct component are loaded, running first offs ready for inspection. You will also be learning how to inspect parts using the Optical inspection equipment, eventually learning how to programme the equipment for new jobs. You will eventually be able to work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality, accuracy and timely delivery of the work you undertake.

As an engineering technician apprentice this programme forms part of your companies succession planning for the future. The company will support your personal and professional development. You will be trained, supported and monitored throughout the process

Throughout the duration of the apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA’s Havant training center for off-the-job training.  This will start as 18 months of day release when you will complete your foundation skills training.

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Producing CAD models (drawings) using a CAD system
  • Conducting business improvement activities
  • General machining, fitting and assembly applications
  • Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment
  • Maintaining electrical equipment/systems
  • Assembling and testing electronic circuits
  • General welding applications

You will then pass through the foundation Gateway to complete your skills development training in years 2 - 4 with your employer. Your Level 3 development programme will include:

Level 3 Advanced Engineering (Development Competence) delivered in the workplace by your PETA Job Coach, and day release for 24 months to complete a Level 3 Btec technical certificate.

Overall duration 48 months

As an engineering technician you will be working as part of a team providing support and expertise in this engineering manufacturing environment.

  • You will be learning all aspects of programming, setting up and running our Surface Mount Technology (SMT) machines
  • This will also involve undertaking routine maintenance to ensure the machines are working efficiently
  • The role will eventually include analysing the reliability of production equipment, processes and production dealing inconsistencies to prevent delays
  • Once you have gained the required experience you will be proactive in finding solutions to problems and identifying areas for improvement

As well as contributing and promoting best practices for improving the manufacturing process


Mon to Thurs 07.30 - 16.30 Friday 07.30 - 12.30 39 hrs

Essential skills

  • 5 GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalents) to include Maths and English are essential.
  • Your motivation, drive and focus are the assets that will be best appreciated.
  • You will possess good communication skills with the ability to communicate with peers and management
  • You will need to be open minded and willing to develop your knowledge and skills to support your future development
  • Have good numerical, logical, organisational and analytical skills

Desirable skills

  • You will be IT literate
  • You will be ojective, using factual information and data to make decsions
  • You will be organised and work in a tidy, professional manner
  • Have an excellent attention to detail
  • Your logical approach to problem solving will enable you to perform to make a good contribution to all aspects of the job
  • You will possess good interpersonal and written writing skills

About the company

Phoenix Systems UK are an AS9100 revision D accredited solutions provider. We offer bespoke electronic manufacturing services to the aerospace, defence, medical, transport, automotive, education and industrial sectors. Quality, service and attention to detail are the fundamental principles that we employ, offering our customers a partnership that will meet or exceed their business objectives. Our areas of expertise are PCB Surface Mount Assembly - PCB Through Hole Assembly - Cable Harnesses - Wiring Looming - Chassis & Box Build - Test Rack Assembly - Control Panel Assembly - Turnkey Solutions - Potting – Prototyping – NPI - Conformal Coating - Strain Gauging - BGA placement & rework - AOI – Automatic Optical Inspection - ICT Flying Probe - ICT Bed of Nails - Test Solutions - Project Management - Obsolescence studies.

Once you have applied for this apprenticeship, you will receive an email with an application form on that you will need to complete. Please keep an eye on your inbox (and spam / junk folder) for this email and complete the form as soon as possible.

We look forward to receiving your application!