Engineering Fitter (Mechanical) Level 3 Apprenticeship
The Engineering Centre
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Why this apprenticeship?
The mechanical industry is everywhere and this apprenticeship will offer you the opportunity to gain the essential skills, knowledge and qualifications to work in a variety of engineering processes.
There are many different arms to the sector including:
• Product design and manufacture
This programme will provide you with a knowledge and understanding of the applications of lubricants and lubrication systems. They will also learn about the uses and operation of a range of engineering components, transmission and plant equipment systems.
Candidates must be aged 16 or over and should have:
• GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 and above, or
• Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2
• Practical abilities and the desire to work with your hands
• High motivation and are keen to work in the engineering/manufacturing environment
• The ability to follow instructions and diagrams
• The ability to work accurately and a good eye for detail
• Good communication and problem solving abilities
• Good numeracy and literacy abilities to work with data
• The ability to work on your own initiative, but also be a good team worker
Our experienced tutors are here to support you all the way and will teach you about:
• Mechanical applications: seals:
o packing and bearings
o Fastenings and linkage mechanisms
o Belt and gear drives
o Power transmission systems
o Manual and automated friction clutches and fluid couplings
• Assembly of mechanical equipment and related systems to required specifications
• Maintaining and repairing of mechanical systems
• Improving the workplace
• Health and Safety
What qualification(s) will I achieve?
Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) plus a vocational qualification relating to work area.
• Daily and weekly checks to ensure smooth operation of site
• Audit of engineering data systems
• Manage a team of maintenance staff
• Maintain and manage a budget
• Manage systems and equipment data storage
• Introduction new machinery, plant and equipment from drawing up the specification, to managing suppliers through to full installation
• Manage the process for disposing of obsolete machinery, plant and equipment
• Attend various meetings and action/communicate instructions
• Produce written reports and make presentations
• Undertake continuous training and development
• Provide technical expertise to the team
• Conduct risk assessments of processes and tasks in the department
• Installation of new equipment and material handling machinery
• Finding and fixing of mechanical electrical hydraulic and pneumatic issues
• Carrying out planned and reactive maintenance
• Pipe fitting
• Fabrication skills including welding using Tig and Mig
• Handling a variety of hand-held and stationary power tools
• Supporting the Operations team
• Liaising with suppliers and inter
• Sending emails to suppliers
• Design and oversee testing, installation, and repair of marine apparatus and equipment.
• Conduct analytical, environmental, operational, or performance studies in order to develop designs for products, such as marine engines, equipment, and structures.
• Prepare product or system layouts and detailed drawings and schematics.
• Evaluate operation of marine equipment
• Analyse data in order to determine feasibility of product proposals.