Precision Cleanrooms Ltd

Maintenance Engineering Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Precision Cleanrooms Ltd (Employer)

Stephenson College (Training Provider)

Monthly wage £1,300.00
40.0 hours per week Flexible working usually during Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm, occasional overtime and call-out (additional pay).
42 months (duration)
13 December 2021(start date)
Engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
10 December 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

A full-time position offering the successful candidate the opportunity to develop their career with Precision Cleanrooms. The role is to initially support our production equipment engineers with day to day planned and reactive maintenance activities. The job will develop, with training, into taking on responsibility for specific equipment/services.


The production equipment we maintain is very high precision with complex electrical and electronic control systems. Great care is needed to ensure the equipment is maintained correctly to preserve cleanliness and accuracy. You will develop fault finding skills and learn how to identify spare part requirements.

You will also assist in maintaining the electrical and mechanical facilities and supplies to the production equipment. Also monitoring the safety systems and alarms.

Other key responsibilities are:

  • Liaising with and supporting specialist contractors
  • Discussing equipment issues with users and management
  • Attending equipment specific manufacturers training courses

Your role will include working with our team on new equipment installation projects and as part of the wider team for equipment and facility improvements.

You may also find yourself developing ideas for energy and resource efficiency which can be presented to the project team.

We use maintenance management software system to track and report on the progress of jobs.

The site produces semiconductor miniature electro-mechanical devices in a cleanroom environment.

Future Prospects

Dependant on their aptitude and abilities the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their career with Precision Cleanrooms. Fully qualified and experienced equipment engineers can expect to earn circa £40k pa.

Reality Check

  • Site minimum age is 19
  • Site is non-smoking
  • Own transport is essential as hours are varied
  • Salary initially £1300 per month, with 3-month review on performance
  • Overtime and call-out pay additional
  • As an apprentice you can apply for an NUS Apprentice extra card which can be used at hundreds of high street and online brands.

Skills Required

  • A keen interest in electrical and mechanical engineering
  • Good education with a flair for practical work
  • Careful and tidy workmanship
  • Hardworking and can use own initiative
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own workload
  • Computer literate to record and report on each task carried out
  • Practical and logical mind-set
  • Analytical mind
  • Ability to focus and identify root cause/fault finding analysis effectively
  • Excellent communication skills

Qualities Required

  • Polite, confident and friendly manner
  • Reliable, energetic and self-motivated
  • Willingness to learn new skills and diligently follow instructions

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and maths (or equivalent)
  • (If you do not already meet these criteria, we will ask you to sit initial assessments to indicate which level you are currently working at)
  • Relevant basic electrical or mechanical engineering qualification
  • Can demonstrate a fundamental understanding of electrical safety

Training Provided

Advanced Engineering Technician Standard.

  • Block release to Stephenson Campus (part of SMB Group), Coalville
  • Functional skills if necessary
  • On-the-job training
  • Off-the-job training
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