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

APP000015

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 4 GCSEs at Grades A-C or 9-4 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:

  • Foundation Training Phase
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • Level 3 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 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

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

Specialist Roles

In addition, an Electrical Technician or Mechanical Technician will:

  • Position, assemble, install and dismantle electrical or mechanical plant and equipment to agreed specifications
  • Carry out planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance procedures on electrical or mechanical plant and equipment
  • Replace, repair and/or remove components in electrical or mechanical plant and equipment and ensure its return to operational condition
  • Diagnose and determine the cause of faults in electrical or mechanical plant and equipment

In addition, a Control and Instrumentation Technician will:

  • Position, assemble, install and dismantle electrical plant and equipment, which will include motors, switchgear, cables & conductors, to agreed specifications
  • Carry out planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance procedures on plant and equipment.
  • Replace, repair and/or remove components in plant and equipment and ensure its return to operational condition.
  • Diagnose and determine the cause of faults in electrical plant and equipment
  • Calibrate and configure instrument and control

In addition,  an Electromechanical Technician will:

  • Position, assemble, install and dismantle integrated electromechanical power and control systems
  • Carry out planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance procedures on integrated plant and equipment.
  • Replace, repair and/or remove components within integrated plant and equipment and ensure its return to operational condition.
  • Diagnose and determine the cause of faults within integrated electromechanical power and control systems
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 and/or day release training at our Training Centre or local college 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  majority of your learning will be undertaken whilst you are working.  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.