Duration: 42 – 48 months
GCSE Grade C/4 or above (or able to achieve these grades) in Maths and English
Or progression from Level 1 Study Programme or Level 2 Apprenticeship in Engineering
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 including 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:
- 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
Apprentices will be required to attend KITS full-time for an initial period of 4-6 months to complete the Level 2 Foundation Competence element.
In addition, Apprentices will attend 1 day per week for 3 academic years to undertake the Foundation and Development Knowledge elements.
Those Apprentices who have not achieve Level 2 Maths and/or English, will also need to attend classes until this level is attained.
There is a minimum requirement of 20% off-the-job training throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship and this is achieved through attendance at the above, practical training, shadowing/mentoring and learning support/time spent during working hours completing assessments/assignments.
- Personal responsibility, resilience and ethics.
2. Work effectively in teams.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
- Focus on quality and problem solving.
- Continuous personal development
- Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
- Level 2 Award for Foundation Phase Gateway Assessment
- Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
- Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
- Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking End Point Assessment
End Point Assessment:
Upon successful completion of the above Qualifications/Core Skills, Apprentices will prepare for the End Point Assessment Process which covers the following:
- Portfolio of evidence including a minimum of 3 examples of competent performance evidence (4 or 5 examples recommended)
- An Occupational Competence Validation Interview (Viva)
- Professional competence (IMechE) assessment
- Employer Endorsement
For further information, please visit the Institute for Apprenticeship website: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/engineering-technician/
Level 4 Apprenticeship
HNC / HND in Engineering Qualifications