Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

Engineering Technicians can be found in many industries, manufacturing, maintenance, building services.

Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

 

As a training provider, Semester LD is now able to offer apprenticeships. The Engineering Technician is the staple of any business that requires engineering maintenance. Your company could be any of the following:

 

  • Offshore – such as Oil & Gas, Wind Turbines
  • Machinery servicing – such as fork lift trucks, cranes, plant
  • Distribution – such as warehousing servicing automated lines, conveyor belts
  • Air – aircraft servicing & repair
  • Energy – Onshore wind turbines, Gas turbines maintenance
  • Theme Parks – maintaining rides and services

 

The Engineering Technician is a versatile role and could involve learning about and dealing with mechanical problems involving gears, rollers, couplings, engines, generators, hydraulics, PLC’s plus many more.

Semester LD has a vast experience of dealing with major manufacturers in upskilling their workforce through our NVQ and HNC programmes in Engineering. Some of these companies can be found on our About Page.

Take a look at the standard:

Core Occupational Profile

Engineering Technicians in the Aerospace, Aviation, Automotive, Maritime Defence and wider Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Sector are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex work and must, as a minimum be able to:

  • Apply safe systems of working
  • Make a technical contribution to either the design, development, quality assurance, manufacture, installation, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, systems, processes or services
  • Apply proven techniques and procedures to solve engineering/manufacturing problems
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in communicating both technical and non-technical information
  • Have a commitment to continued professional development

 

Engineering Technicians take responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work they undertake within the limits of their personal authority. They also need to be able to demonstrate a core set of behaviours in order to be competent in their job role, complement wider business strategy and development. This will enable them to support their long term career development.

 

Engineered and manufactured products and systems that Engineering Technicians work on could involve mechanical, electrical, electronic, electromechanical and fluid power components/systems

Pathways we deliver

Role Profile

Mechatronics Maintenance Technicians ensure that plant and equipment perform to the required standard to facilitate production targets regarding Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost within High Value Manufacturing environments. Typically the work would cover a broad range of activities include installation, testing, fault finding and the on-going planned maintenance of complex automated equipment. This requires the application of a complex blend of skills, knowledge and occupational behaviours across the electrical, electronic, mechanical, fluid power and control systems disciplines.

Specific Specialist Knowledge and Skills

Specific Specialist Knowledge:

  • 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

Specific Specialist Skills:

  • read and interpret relevant 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 and equipment
  • carrying 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
  • carrying out confirmation 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

Mandatory Qualifications

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications

Role Profile

Product Design & Development Technicians primarily work on all stages of product creation and modification. They support activities ranging from early concept feasibility, design and development stages right through to final preparation for launch and customers. This includes working in concept studios, rapid prototyping, assembly, testing, validating and analysing performance. Typically they
work closely with engineers in bring new concepts to life or supporting redesigns of existing products.

Specific Specialist Knowledge and Skills

Specific Specialist Knowledge:

  • understand mathematical techniques, formula and calculations in a product design and development environment
  • understand material applications and methods of testing (destructive and non- destructive)
  • understand Computer Aided Design (CAD) methods and applications
  • understand material joining applications and systems
  • understand mechanical, electrical, electronic and process control systems
  • understand measurement, monitoring, testing and diagnostic methods and techniques

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
  • prepare and using lathes, milling machines, as well as other general or specialist high technology equipment such as 3D printing/additive manufacturing 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

Mandatory Qualifications

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Product  Design and Development

Plus one of the following

  • Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technology (QCF) – for starts up to June 2017 only
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Technologies (QCF) – for starts up to June 2017 only
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) – for all starts from 1st July 2017

Role Profile

Technical Support Technicians, work as part of a team to provide technical support and expertise for all areas of the Engineering and Manufacturing function including communications software, test, analysis tools, measurement, off line programming, process control, performance and continuous improvement solutions, capacity planning, production scheduling/planning, product technical applications and capability, technical sales and marketing support, product development and innovation, engineering drawing, purchasing and/or supply of goods or services for engineering activities, quality control, inspection and e-commerce technologies as required. The requirements are designed to offer stretch and progression. They will be able to work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality, accuracy and timely delivery of the work they undertake. They will be proactive in finding solutions to problems and identifying areas for improving the business.

Specific Specialist Knowledge and Skills

Specific Specialist Knowledge:

  • understand mathematical techniques, formula and calculations used in a technical support environment
  • understand the methods and techniques used to evaluate technical data and documentation
  • understand how to identify that the data and documentation being used is current and up to date
  • understand the procedure to be used for making changes to issued documentation
  • understand where and how to source other areas of technical expertise/information to help solve technical problems
  • understand the requirements of the customer (internal/external) and support using the appropriate tools, equipment and processes

Specific Specialist Skills:

  • produce technical documentation that contains all the relevant and necessary data
    and information required for the technical support activity being carried out
  • present the technical documentation in the required format
    ensure that codes, symbols and other references used in the technical
    documentation follows agreed uk/international conventions
  • save and store technical documentation in the correct format, location in accordance with organisational and/or customer requirements
  • make any changes/amendments to the technical documentation using agreed quality
  • assurance control procedures
  • develop effective business and/or customer relationships
  • provide technical advice and guidance to others
  • contribute to the business by identifying possible opportunities for improving working practices, processes and/or procedures

Plus one of the following:

  • produce engineering/manufacturing production plans
  • obtain resources for engineering/manufacturing activities
  • obtain and control materials used in engineering/manufacturing environments
    implement quality control/assurance systems and procedures in an engineering/manufacturing environment
  • provide technical support services on products or services to internal and/or external customers
  • produce documentation to supply or procure goods or services
  • produce off line programs for computer numerical controlled machines
  • produce programs for scanning/digitizing or co-ordinate measuring machines
  • produce programs for programmable logic control equipment
  • produce programs for industrial robot applications
  • produce engineering software tools/programs for analysis, quality, configuration management, safety assessments, system security applications
  • produce engineering drawings/models using computer aided design techniques
    (such as mechanical, electrical, fabrication, fluid power, integrated systems or services)
  • undertake complex fault diagnostic and/or condition monitoring activities on equipment, plant or services
  • carry out inspection activities on equipment/components/systems (such as mechanical, electrical, electronic, welded and fabricated.
  • check and calibrate control and test equipment used in an engineering and/or manufacturing environment

Mandatory Qualifications

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

Awarding Organisation (AO)

Pearson (Edexcel)

Assessment

Exam/Test, Project, Portfolio of Evidence

Duration

36

Level

3

Attendance

Remote