- Ensure the control, within own area of responsibility, of major accident hazards, health & safety, to statutory, mandatory and environmental standards.
- Ensure that targets are met and maintained, within own area of responsibility, whilst complying with defined company procedures and legislative requirements
- Prepare for and perform process/plant engineering tasks using the appropriate techniques, procedures and methods
- Support the evaluation, submission, planning, installation and commissioning of capital, maintenance and revenue projects to improve process performance
- Work autonomously to analyse, interpret and evaluate engineering data, presenting the results and problem solving approach clearly and concisely in written and oral form, using technology where appropriate to assist with and evaluate activies
- Apply continuous improvement techniques and support existing manufacturing principles to drive effectiveness and efficiency.
- Manage and/or support the introduction of new technologies and practices
- Use creative thinking and problem solving to challenge assumptions, innovate, make new proposals and build on existing ideas.
- Plan and prioritise process/plant tasks using project planning tools, review and evaluate progress against objectives and investigate alternative scenarios
- Core engineering principles including mathematics and science and their application to relevant area of specialism.
- The product manufacturing process within the science industry
- Principles of computer aided design; computer aided engineering and appropriate engineering informatics packages.
- Engineering project management procedures and how to incorporate these into the engineering/scientific work environment
- The internal and external regulatory environment pertinent to the science sector
- Industrial finance: capital and operating expenditure, particularly when applied to feasibility studies and comparison of competing tenders
- The business environment in which the company operates including personal role within the organisation, ethical practice and codes of conduct
- The principles of process and product safety and sustainability relevant to the sector
- The principles of quality management processes relevant to the sector e.g. Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Quality Control (QC), Quality Assurance (QA).
- Have a safety and quality approach that ensures strict compliance and a disciplined, responsible attitude to mitigate and manage risk
- Communicate appropriately to a scientific and non-scientific audience
- Is reliable and shows integrity and respect for confidentiality on work related and personal matters, including appropriate use of social media and information systems.
- Work autonomously and interact effectively within a wide, multi-disciplinary team, understanding the impact of work on others, especially where related to workplace ethics, diversity and equality
- Applies a logical thought process, being able to incorporate the ideas of others and quickly process information
- Handles and responds to change, adjusting to different conditions, technologies, situations and environments
- Take responsibility for continuing personal and professional development, demonstrating commitment to learning and self-improvement and support the development of others as appropriate
Typically candidates will have achieved grade C or above in at least five GCSE’s including English, Maths and a Science subject and hold relevant level 3 qualifications providing the appropriate number of UCAS points for HE entry. Other relevant or prior experience may also be considered as an alternative.
Bachelor’s Degree in engineering discipline; Chemical, Biochemical, Biomedical, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Process. Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.
Typically 60 months
Link to professional registration
Successful apprentices will be eligible to apply for Incorporated Engineer (IEng), through a relevant licensed (by Engineering Council) Professional Engineering Institution (PEI) e.g. IChemE, IMechE. This apprenticeship is aligned to Engineering Council UK-SPEC at Incorporated Engineer (IEng) standard.
After 3 years
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