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Arcade Technician

The Blackpool Pier Company Ltd
Arcade game technicians provide mechanical and electronic services to coin-operated video games. They clean and transport the units and must make detailed and accurate diagnostics for any faults which make occur. A good understanding in electronic equipment technology is generally necessary for this career.

The Blackpool Pier Company Ltd - Employer

Blackpool South and Central piers are situated on Blackpool promenade. They are host to a number of attractions including arcades, rides, stalls, bars and clubs.

The Blackpool Pier Company Ltd


24 months

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Job Summary

GBP 148.00
New Vacancy
Engineering & Manufacturing
The Blackpool Pier Company Ltd

Detailed Job Description

You will be expected to work towards gaining the skills and knowledge to be able to competently compete the following duties, to include but not exhaustive to:

  • Run up new machines as and when required.
  • Accurately fault find, diagnose and repair machines as issues arise, whilst keeping machine downtime and repair cost‘s to a minimum.
  • Ensuring any parts order are the correct part for completing any repairs and returning machine to acceptable working conditions.
  • Use machine manuals and wiring diagrams, to keep machines in running order, and /or carry out diagnostic testing.
  • Being able to carry out and keep accurate records for PAT testing.
  • A good understanding of health and Safety within the workplace.
  • Able to communicate with line managers on a daily basis, and inform the current state of any machine issues, or long term machine problems.
  • Ability to strip down a machine, with the intention of servicing, replace or repair worn or non-working parts, then return machine to acceptable working condition

Technicians require customer service and communication skills, since they will be working in varied places of business with machines owned by different people. Mathematics along a proficiency with tools is also needed. The position requires significant arm, hand and finger dexterity, coordination, near vision and control precision. Critical thinking, operations monitoring and decision making are also important skills Being able to work, days and nights along with weekends and all bank holidays.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

A previous level 2 qualification in engineering is required.

GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications) in English and Maths is also required.

Skills required

  • Must be technically minded and have a passion for engineering.
  • Must have a good level of English and Maths

Personal Qualities

  • Confident
  • Presentable
  • Great Communicator
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Proficient in using tools

Future prospects

A full time position may become available upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Progression opportunities from this Apprenticeship include the HNC in Engineering in the apprentice's chosen specialism.

Additional Information

Training provided

You will work towards the Level 3 (Advanced) Apprenticeship in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. This will include one day per week college attendance.

The focus of this apprenticeship is to develop your expertise in areas such as a technical contribution to either the design, development, manufacture, installation, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, processes and services. You will apply proven techniques to solve engineering problems. Assessment consists of the following: • Practical assessment for the NVQ covering Knowledge and skills • A knowledge test and practical assessment • An Employment Rights and Responsibilities Workbook • English, Maths and ICT at Level 2.

You will attend college one day per week to learn the knowledge and practical aspects. Teaching and Assessment will also be delivered through online resources and on a 1-2-1 basis by your skills coach and employer.

Once you have submitted your application, you will need to complete college based online initial assessments and provide a CV before we can progress your application.

Blackpool and the Fylde College - Learning Provider

B&FC For Business at Blackpool and the Fylde College is a leading provider of Apprenticeships, Traineeships and employability services. 

For more information about this vacancy please contact Blackpool and the Fylde College on 01253 504199 or email: (Ref ID:94271)
Blackpool and the Fylde College

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