Maintenance Engineer Apprentice



Training Provider:


Weekly wage £228.00
40.0 hours per week The working days would be Monday to Friday, times TBC
duration: 24 months
start: 2 September 2019
Intermediate(level 2)
Engineering Operative (apprenticeship standard)
30 August 2019 (application closing date)
An exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing team and be part of our story. You will help with the maintenance of a wide variety of equipment, as well assist in our continuous quality improvement. You will report to the Factory Manager and be mentored by the Production Manager.


Day to day maintenance of:

  • Forklifts
  • Drawing Machines
  • Milling Machines
  • Wax Melt Tanks (both electronic and hot water systems)
  • Biomass Boilers
  • Keeping and updating logbooks and routine maintenance

We also have a range of automatic/semiautomatic labelling machines and conveyor belt systems which again require routine maintenance and logbook updates. There is also an element of machine setting as various machines need to be reset as we produce different size candles. Simple in-house repairs are also undertaken to plant and machinery as required if not undertaken in house then assisting outside engineers as required.

You will also be given work opportunities in all departments to get an overview of the company and its process operations and actively encouraged to partake in continuous self-development.

Future Prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship there is a possibility of a future job role. 

Reality Check

Company enhance pension scheme is offered and a yearly salary review will be undertaken.

Please be aware this is a rural are with limited public transport routes.

Skills Required

  • Communication skills
  • Literacy and numeracy skills

Qualities Required

  • A positive attitude to work
  • Good timekeeping

Qualifications Required

None required.

Training Provided

An Engineering Operative will understand:

  • How to obtain the necessary job instructions, engineering drawings and specifications and how to interpret them
  • Relevant statutory, quality, environmental compliance procedures/systems, organisational and health and safety regulations relating to engineering operations
  • Their individual roles and responsibilities within the organisation and the flexibility required to support the achievement of company targets
  • Engineering operational practices, processes and procedures
  • Potential problems that can occur within the engineering operations and how they can be avoided
  • An Engineering Operative will be able to:
  • Work safely at all times, complying with health and safety legislation, regulations, environmental compliance procedures and systems and other relevant guidelines
  • Identify and deal appropriately with any risks, hazards, hazardous situations and problems that may occur within the engineering environment within the limits of their responsibility
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills which include oral, written, electronic
  • Complete appropriate documentation accurately, efficiently and legibly using the correct terminology where required
  • Obtain and follow the correct documentation, specifications and work instructions in accordance with time constraints and the roles and responsibilities identified for the engineering activities, extracting the necessary data/information from specification and related documentation
  • Select and use appropriate tools, equipment and materials to carry out the engineering operation
  • Deal appropriately with any problems that may occur within the manufacturing environment within the limits of their responsibility
  • Work efficiently and effectively at all times maintaining workplace organisation and minimising waste

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