Apprenticeship Standard for: Maritime Electrical / Mechanical Mechanic
The following standard reflects employers’ requirements for the skills, knowledge and behaviours expected from someone to be competent in the job role.
Essential occupation requirements - Skills
- Comply with quality, safety, health and environmental regulations.
- Read, analyse and interpret engineering data, drawings and documentation used in the operation and maintenance procedures.
- Use hand and power tools to measure, mark out, cut, drill, shape and finish components to the required engineering tolerances.
- Assembly, removal, maintenance and overhaul components, equipment and systems.
- Apply assembly and installation methods and techniques (such as mechanical fasteners, terminations, connectors, seals, gaskets, and jointing materials).
- Undertake testing, inspection and diagnostic activities on components, equipment and systems, making adjustments where applicable.
- Comply with correct entry procedures and precautions for confined spaces.
Essential Occupation Requirements - Knowledge
The Maritime Electrical / Mechanical Mechanic will require a comprehensive understanding of:
- Mathematical techniques, formula and calculation appropriate to their role.
- Electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and fluid power engineering technology and principles.
- The basic operation and maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment and systems used on board vessels.
- Correct selection and use of electrical and mechanical hand tools and test equipment.
- Quality, safety, health and environment regulations.
- Entry procedures and precautions for confined spaces.
- And a basic knowledge of material, fluid and lubricants utilised in the maintenance of equipment.
Modern Engineering organisations require their employees to have a set of behaviours that will ensure success both in their role and in the overall company objectives. The required behaviours are:
- Health, Safety and Environment: follow safe working practices, committed to their own and their colleagues wellbeing/fatigue at work and the precautions to prevent pollution of the marine and wider environment
- Strong work ethic: motivated; proactive; committed
- Dependability and responsibility: punctual; reliable at all times especially for watch keeping and other duties.
- Positive attitude: constructive thinking; optimism; motivated to succeed
- Team player: able to work and interact effectively within a team and committed to equality, diversity and respect for other cultures.
- Effective communication: spoken; listening; body language; presentation; written
- Adaptability: able to adjust to change including the use of shared facilities.
- Honesty and integrity: truthful; sincere and ethical
- Self-motivation: self-starter; able to make independent decisions & lead own career development
- Personal commitment: prepared to make a personal commitment and comply to the company rules and procedures.
Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprenticeships.
Duration of Apprenticeship
Typically 18 to 24 months.
Qualifications and Development
The following qualifications will be awarded and will be available for delivery from Feb 18:
- Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Electrical / Mechanical Mechanics (Competence)
- Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Electrical / Mechanical Mechanics (Knowledge)
Originally published on Gov.uk, this information has been re-used under the terms of the Open Government Licence.";