- Safety Effective - The ability to work safely in an industrial environment and where required, produce risk assessment/method statement documentation. Be able to apply the principles of functional machinery and/or process safety including SIL (Safety Integrated Level) and PL (Performance Level) terminology.
- Engineering documentation - Production and interpretation of a range of technical documentation (device manuals, operating procedures, schematics, fault reports etc), and working with company documentation systems.
- Project engineering capabilities - Support of installation, commissioning, shut-down, start-up and maintenance/service/support of a wide range of systems and devices
- Diagnostic capabilities - Fault finding, diagnosis, rectification and reporting of automation control systems and controls applications via the utilisation of formal problem-solving methods and diagnostic tools/software. Instrumentation configuration and calibration - Set-up, calibrate and commission a wide variety of field level instrumentation that interfaces to automation & control systems.
- Industrial Networks configuration and support - configure, assist commissioning and continued support of industrial network solutions at all hierarchical levels of control system integration using the requisite tools and or software.
- HMI & SCADA configuration and programming - Make changes to existing systems or implement new configurations.
- PLC/Robot configuration and programming - Implement complex PLC/Robot program content and configurations to affect changes to increase availability and or efficiency of automation controlled machinery and the ability to configure PLC and or Robot hardware and program a wide variety of PLC’s and or Robot’s.
- Engineering maths - mathematical principles and theories that underpin engineering
- Engineering principles - the underlying principles of electrical and electronic circuits and devices
- Functional solutions - Create functional solutions; identifying and justifying a solution to a given engineering need.
- Safety procedures - relevant safety procedures required to operate on automation equipment in an industrial environment.
- Single and three phase circuits - single phase and three phase supplies on AC and DC motor and control circuits.
- Automation knowledge - Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Variable Speed Drives (VSD), Human Machine Interface (HMI) & Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), robotics hardware and software tools to carry out configuration, programming and fault finding duties.
- Instrumentation knowledge - instrumentation used to measure flow, temperature, pressure etc and the means by which they transmit measurement data.
- Use of software tools - Justification in the utilisation of software tools would be for but not limited to the changing of hardware configurations, firmware updates, software modifications and commissioning.
- Industrial networking knowledge - the application, installation and operational characteristics of industrial communication networks at Supervisory (e.g. Ethernet), Cell (e.g. PROFINET/PROFIBUS) and Field (e.g. AS-Interface) levels.
- Use of diagnostic tools - diagnostic tools and equipment including web-based diagnostics incorporated into network devices and other software tools (e.g. PROFITrace)
- Understand technical documents - Ability to follow electrical system circuit diagrams, understand the operation of the various components that make up an automation system
- Safety legislation and responsibilities - electrical safety system legislation & directives
- Quality systems - quality assurance principles to ensure operation, consistency and quantification of enhancement of manufacturing and process applications.
- Zero Harm - Always prioritise on Health and Safety best practice.
- Resilience - Sound and established ability to work effectively both in a team and alone.
- Personal excellence - Interact professionally with clients and stakeholders.
- Communicative - High-quality communication skills.
- Ethical - Strong professional and business ethics.
- Commitment - A focus on quality in all the tasks assigned.
- Continual development - Willingness to learn new processes, methods and technologies.
- Responsibility - Strong commitment and accountability and ability to apply independent judgement.
- Personal Values - Respect and tolerance of others.
- Ambassadorial - To be a role model of engineering practice and to promote engineering in order to sustain a pipeline of future talent.
- Reflection - Evaluate outcomes of own performance across all duties.
Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.
Mandatory qualification 1: A level 4 technical engineering qualification covering at least one of the following areas: Electrical/Electronic Engineering, General Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Operations Engineering
Duration (months): 48
Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET) / Engineering Technician (EngTech)
Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) / Engineering Technician (EngTech)
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