Engineering Manufacturing Technician - Apprenticeship (Standard)
North Devon Campus
Engineering Manufacturing Technicians are found in large and small engineering and manufacturing organisations providing products and services throughout a wide range of sectors, such as Automotive, Aerospace/Airworthiness, Chemical Processing, Land Systems, Marine, Maritime Defence, Materials Manufacturers and their respective supply chains. The broad purpose of the technicians is to provide specialist technical support for engineers, so that organisations can develop, produce or test new/existing products, processes, or procedures to meet a customer specification in terms of quality, cost and delivery, as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Research indicates that the sector needs to recruit approximately 124,000 engineers and technicians every year.
During this apprenticeship, you will be required to learn the following knowledge, skills and behaviours:
- Problem solving tools/techniques.
- Effective communication techniques
- Use, benefits and applications of lean methods and tools used in manufacturing and engineering
- How Industry 4.0 will impact organisations.
- Quality management systems used, its purpose and internal governance arrangements to ensure compliance.
- Different manufacturing methods used and their applications
- Principles of quality control and quality assurance in a manufacturing and engineering environment.
- Team integration techniques, including conflict resolution and managing difficult conversations
- Core engineering principles such as mathematics, science, mechanical and electrical/electronic applications
- Importance for individuals to use and follow the organisations approved Standard Operating Procedures.
- Statutory and organisation health and safety policies, procedures and regulations.
- Project management techniques.
- How human factors can influence and impact individual characteristics, performance and behaviours in the workplace.
- Engineering and manufacturing related documentation used.
- Prioritisation of workload/time management techniques to ensure that personal and team objectives are achieved effectively.
- Engineering and manufacturing data collection systems used, their format and content.
- How organisations manage and monitor internal and or supplier performance to ensure that cost, quality, delivery and sustainability objectives are being delivered.
- Use and applications of common metallic and non?"metallic materials used in manufacturing and engineering.
- Different production methods used and their applications such as single, batch, flow and mass.
- Different methods, tools and frequency used to check quality in manufacturing and engineering
- Departmental process used to create, record and review financial data and information.
- The different applications and limitations of computer based software system/packages used
- The impact of sustainability and environmental efficiency and how such matters influence manufacturing decisions.
- Read and extract relevant engineering and manufacturing related data and information, drawing accurate conclusions and making informed decisions.
- Use project management tools.
- Use problem solving tools.
- Analyse and interpret data and information in order to generate manufacturing engineering documentation
- Communicate using the appropriate method for the audience and incorporating relevant and appropriate data and/or metrics.
- Use the approved process and quality compliance procedure to create or amend engineering and/or manufacturing documentation.
- Use lean tools and techniques
- Apply documentation control processes and procedures such as format, location, access, authorisation.
- Use financial planning, recording and review processes and documentation.
- Use computer based software system/packages.
- Champion the importance of adherence to the organisation’s Environmental, Health and Safety management systems
- Operate in a systematic, proactive and transparent way.
- Actively promote the case for the adoption of emerging and advanced engineering and manufacturing technologies to optimise performance.
- Take full responsibility for own professional development, seeking opportunities to enhance knowledge, skills and experience.
- Comply with statutory and organisational health & safety regulations and policies at all times. Demonstrate a high level of motivation and resilience when facing challenge.
- Create and maintain positive, professional, trusting and ethical working relationships with the team and wider stakeholders.
- Act professionally with a positive and respectful attitud
You will be required to undertake and End Point Assessment which will consist of an observation with questioning and a professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence.
Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their Apprenticeships.
In order to optimise success, candidates will typically have 5 GCSE's at Grade 4/5 or above, including Mathematics, English and a Science, Technology or Engineering related subject, or 90+ credits in an Engineering BTEC at Level 3.
This Apprenticeship provides excellent preparation towards professional registration as an Engineering Technician and progression to Incorporated Engineer registration via the Level 6 framework. It may also, where appropriate, provide progression to a range of honours degrees.
As an apprentice, you will have full access to the college facilities.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422 for more information.