Mechatronics Maintenance Technician Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Unilever UK Limited (Employer)

The University of Sheffield (Training Provider)

Annual wage £15,435.28
40.0 hours per week Shifts to be confirmed.
48 months (duration)
12 September 2022(start date)
Engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
3 positions available
31 March 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Mechatronics Maintenance Technicians ensure that plant and equipment perform to the required standard to facilitate production targets regarding Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost. You will work towards a Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard.

Responsibilities

You will work in one of Unilever’s factories, alongside a multidisciplinary team who are responsible for optimising the running and maintenance of equipment.

Mechatronics Maintenance Technicians ensure that plant and equipment perform to the required standard to facilitate production targets regarding Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.

Typically, work involves a broad range of activities including:

  • Installation
  • Testing
  • Fault finding and on-going planned maintenance

This requires the application of a complex blend of skills, knowledge, and behaviours across a variety of disciplines.

Future Prospects

Completing an engineering apprenticeship is the perfect start to progressing a career in engineering. 

Reality Check

Unless exemptions apply, year 1 apprentices are required to live full time in Sheffield for 24 weeks in university accommodation so that they can attend the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre in Sheffield.

Future programme years apprentices are required to continue attending the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre in Sheffield, for example, 1 day per month which will require travel and overnight hotel accommodation.

Please note the AMRC reserve the right to close applications ahead of the published closing date. 

Skills Required

  • Problem solving:  Ability to approach problems in a logical and structured manner aiming to generate effective solutions
  • Communication skills:  Convey or share ideas and feelings effectively using verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrate effective listening and questioning skills
  • Teamwork:  Work well in a team and contribute towards individual and team goals
  • Computer Literacy:  Knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes including Word & Excel

Qualities Required

  • Purpose & Service: Works from purpose for the good of others. Knows what their own purpose/what motivates them. Communicates with enthusiasm about the specific role requirements/programme applied for. Has a realistic understanding of the programme requirements and expectations
  • Personal Mastery: Always brings their best self. Makes an immediate and positive impact on others. Manages own emotions, remaining calm and effective during stressful times. Present and focused in the moment, attends to tasks and people to make conscious decisions. Acknowledges their limits of personal knowledge, skills, and expertise
  • Agility: Constantly curious and courageous. Sharing success and failures with others, reflecting on learnings. Proactively taking actions to constantly learn and improve, seeking feedback from colleagues.  Adapts quickly to change by modifying behaviour and approach
  • Curiosity: A passion to learn how things work and a desire to actively participate in seeking solutions/improvements

Qualifications Required

A minimum of three GCSEs at grades C/5 or above (or equivalent) including mathematics, English and science, technology, or engineering-related subject.

Applicants are required to successfully complete the AMRC and Employer recruitment and selection process to secure a place on an apprenticeship programme. 

Training Provided

Level 3Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard, Mechatronics Maintenance.

What you will study, for example

  • Carrying out fault diagnosis on engineered systems
  • Carrying out preventative planned maintenance on engineered systems
  • Assembling and testing fluid power systems.
  • Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment
  • Wiring and testing electrical equipment and circuits

What qualifications will you achieve?

  • Level 2 Diploma Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician (Development Competence)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
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