Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician (Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical) Level 3

Keep the factory running with a Maintenance Apprenticeship

Who is it for?

Maintenance performs a vital role in keeping the engineering assets working. Through your apprenticeship you will learn to keep equipment performance to a maximum, undertake preventative maintenance as well as diagnosing faults and undertaking repairs.

You need to be aged 16 and over with preferably 4 GCSEs at grade C / 4 or higher including Maths and English.

What will I learn?

Whilst undertaking this apprenticeship you will gain a wealth of knowledge and skills undertaking a key role within your company. In addition you will achieve the following qualifications:

  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) BTEC or VRQ
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance (Development Competence)
  • English Functional Skills Level 2 (If required)
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 2 (If required)

When can I start?

Right now! Our apprenticeships team work with local employers to make apprenticeships available throughout the year. New vacancies are added to the PETA website every week and it’s really easy to apply - so why wait?

Course Overview

Core Knowledge

  • First principles relating to the operation and maintenance of appropriate plant and equipment
  • Relevant industry health and safety standards, regulations, and environmental and regulatory requirements
  • Maintenance and operational practices, processes and procedures covering a range of plant and equipment
  • Relevant engineering theories and principles relative to their occupation

Core Skills

  • Comply with industry health, safety and environmental working practices and regulations
  • Locate and rectify faults on plant and equipment
  • Communicate with and provide information to stakeholders in line with personal role and responsibilities
  • Read, understand and interpret information and work in compliance with technical specifications and supporting documentation
  • Prepare work areas to undertake work related activities and reinstate those areas after the completion of the work related activities
  • Inspect and maintain appropriate plant and equipment to meet operational requirements
  • Assess and test the performance and condition of plant and equipment
  • Communicate, handover and confirm that the appropriate engineering process has been completed to specification

Core Behaviours

  • Health and safety quality focused
  • Working with others
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Critical reasoning
  • Sustainability and ethical behaviour
  • Risk awareness
  • Specialist knowledge and skills
  • Position, assemble, install and dismantle plant and equipment to agreed specification
  • Carry out planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance procedures on plant and equipment
  • Replace, repair and/or remove components and ensure its return to operational condition
  • Diagnose and determine the cause of faults in plant and equipment

Specific Specialist Skills

  • Read and interpret relevant data and documentation used in the design and development of components, assemblies and systems
  • Produce components and prototypes using a wide range of hand fitting techniques
  • Produce assemblies and rigs using a range of materials and techniques
  • Use mechanical, electrical and electronic testing devices and equipment
  • Produce components and prototypes using a wide range of hand fitting techniques
  • Prepare and use lathes, milling machines, as well as other general or specialist high technology equipment such as 3D printing/additive manufacturing techniques
  • Produce assemblies and rigs using a range of materials and techniques
  • Use a range of mechanical, electrical and electronic testing devices and equipment
  • Apply mechanical principles and joining techniques to develop products, devices and equipment
  • Apply electrical and electronic principles to develop products devices and equipment
  • Identify, diagnose and rectify design problems through the whole creation process including design studio, workshops, test environments or under laboratory conditions
  • Contribute to the business by identifying possible opportunities for improving working practices, processes and/or procedures
Additional Information

During your apprenticeship you will receive:

  • An induction to the programme to make you feel welcome and to help you understand how the apprenticeship works
  • Block or Day release training at our Training Centre to help build your knowledge and skills
  • Training in the workplace to help you learn the job role and to become a valued member of the team
  • Regular progress reviews to help with your development and to ensure you remain on track to successfully complete your apprenticeship

The vast majority of your learning will be undertaken whilst you are working. In order to successfully achieve the apprenticeship 20% of the teaching, learning and development will be undertaken through off-the-job training which takes place at our PETA Engineering Training Centre in Havant.