Mechatronics Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship

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.

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  • Entry Requirements

    • 16 years or over.
    • The requirement will be decided by each employer, but usually 4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or equivalent, including Mathematics, English and a Science.
  • Duration

    Typically 42-48 months

  • Level

    3

  • Delivery

    A minimum of 30 hours of on the job training at work place per week including a day/ block release to study theory at our Uxbridge/ Hayes/ Harrow campus.

  • Employers involved in creating this standard

    BAE Systems plc, Semta Limited, Airbus Group, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Gama Aviation Ltd, Harrods Aviation Ltd, British Airways, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, UTC Aerospace Systems, Resource Group, MBDA (UK) Ltd, GTA England Ltd, Rolls-Royce plc, NFEC Ltd, GKN Aerospace, Royal Aeronautical Society, Royal Air Force Cosford, Royal Navy, Cooper & Turner, Nikken Kosakusho Europe Ltd, Edward Pryor & Son Ltd, Newburgh Precision, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Siemens plc, Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd, BMW, The Engineering Employer Federation, Leonardo Helicopters UK, Babcock International Group, Mersey Maritime Group

Key responsibilities

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.

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)
  • Level 2 Award for Foundation Phase Gateway Assessment

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) – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician

Plus the following

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

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.