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Engineering Manufacturing Technician Level 4 Apprenticeship

Course code: XMZT503P

Subject area: Apprentices

Study level: Apprenticeship

Course level: 4

Course details

9:00am - 5:00pm

Various

1st Aug 2022 - 31st Jul 2023

Off Site

Contact details

apprenticeships@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 216 216

The broad purpose of the occupation 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. Engineering Manufacturing Technicians gather information and data from a range of sources and analyse the information/data.You will make decisions, solve problems and produce and/or update technical documentation, reports or specifications covering areas such as quality, reliability, production schedules/targets, costing or other technical documentation that informs others, either internally or externally what needs to be done such as how a product must be designed, manufactured, tested, modified, maintained, stored, transported, commissioned or decommissioned.

The broad purpose of the occupation 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. Engineering Manufacturing Technicians gather information and data from a range of sources and analyse the information/data.You will make decisions, solve problems and produce and/or update technical documentation, reports or specifications covering areas such as quality, reliability, production schedules/targets, costing or other technical documentation that informs others, either internally or externally what needs to be done such as how a product must be designed, manufactured, tested, modified, maintained, stored, transported, commissioned or decommissioned.Duration: - 24 months practical training period, plus 6 months for End Point AssessmentDelivery model: - Work-based training with your employer - Day release during term time (approximately 1 day a week for 2 years) - Approximately four on-site assessment visits per year - Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (7 days at college for each, if required) - Off the job training will count for at least 20% of an apprentice’s time at workQualifications included: - Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths - Level 4 Higher National Certificate in EngineeringEnd Point Assessment: - Practical assessment - Professional discussion

What will apprentices learn? - Problem solving tools/techniques. Such as practical problem solving (PPS), root cause analysis (RCA) and process failure mode effects analysis (PFMEA). - Effective communication techniques including listening, questioning and support of others. - Use, benefits and applications of lean methods and tools used in manufacturing and engineering (such as Kaizen, Six Sigma and 8 wastes). - How Industry 4.0 will impact organisations, including the integration of automation, digital systems and manufacturing engineering systems. - Quality management systems used such as ISO9001, AS9100, ISO 14001 and TS16949, its purpose and internal governance arrangements to ensure compliance. - Different manufacturing methods used, their applications, such as machining, joining, forming, assembling, shaping, processing, printing, moulding, extruding and casting) - Principles of quality control and quality assurance in a manufacturing and engineering environment. - Team integration techniques, including conflict resolution and managing difficult conversations (team working) - Core engineering principles such as mathematics, science, mechanical and electrical/electronic applications relevant to manufacturing and engineering activity undertaken - Importance for individuals to use and follow the organisations approved Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and documentation recording systems and the potential implications on safety, quality and delivery if they are not adhered to. - Statutory and organisation health and safety policies, procedures and regulations that must be adhered to in a manufacturing and engineering environment including the risk assessment process, procedures and documentation used within the work area. - Project management techniques, such as Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT), stakeholder matrices, risk mapping, radar chart and summary risk profiles.
Successful completion of this apprenticeship and the knowledge, skills and behaviours developed, could lead to full-time employment or progression into degree apprenticeship programmes in engineering.
Applicants are likely to have four GCSEs, including Maths or English at 4/C or above, plus one of the following: an A Level pass in either Maths or Physics (or closely related subject), a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering (ideally with a merit in the Further Maths), any other qualification deemed equivalent.
Free to apprentices. This apprenticeship has a £21,000 funding band. Small companies will need to contribute £1,050 toward the funding; large companies could pay through the apprenticeship levy if they have funds available.
What skills will apprentices gain? - Read and extract relevant engineering and manufacturing related data and information (such as workplans/project plans ,schedules, drawings, specifications, production data, quality reports, costing data, statistical information) drawing accurate conclusions and making informed decisions. - Use project management tools, such as Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT), stakeholder matrices, risk mapping, radar chart and summary risk profiles - Use problem solving tools such as Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Process Failure Modes Effects Analysis (PFMEA), Fishbone, Practical Problem Solving (PPS) and Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP). - Analyse and interpret data and information in order to generate manufacturing engineering documentation such as Parts Per Million (PPM) quality adherence, cost analysis and test data.What behaviours will apprentices develop? - Champions the importance of adherence to the organisation’s Environmental, Health and Safety management systems:- actively displays and promotes a safety first culture within the organisation. - Operates in a systematic, proactive and transparent way. - Actively promotes the case for the adoption of emerging and advanced engineering and manufacturing technologies to optimise performance. - Takes full responsibility for own professional development, seeking opportunities to enhance knowledge, skills and experience. Keeping abreast of developments in engineering processes manufacturing and emerging technologies.