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Apprentice Maintenance Engineer

  • Roddas Creamery
  • Redruth, Cornwall
  • £11.44 per hour

To maintain all the factory manufacturing equipment and site services in accordance with the standards, policies and expectations of the company. Duties / tasks to be performed will cover a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines i.e. Electrical, Automation including PLC programming and SCADA control systems, Mechanical including welding, Utilities i.e. steam, compressed air, water etc.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £11.44 p/h
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    42 months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Food and drink maintenance engineer (ST0195)
  • Employer
    Roddas Creamery


· To become an active member & the next generation of the engineering team.

· To ensure all machinery meets the necessary Health & Safety requirements.

· To maintain all machinery, enabling it to be capable of producing to maximum efficiency.

· To complete both electrical and mechanical reactive and pro-active maintenance.

· To attend breakdowns and provide engineering support to other departments throughout the factory.

· To action any necessary repairs and ensure all measures taken are recorded so recurrent faults can be recognised.

· To actively seek equipment upgrades and improvements to improve machine safety and efficiency.

· To assist outside contractors working on site.

· To respond to alarms and emergency situations.

· To co-ordinate with your team leader on engineering activities relating to the operations of the factory.

· To use the engineering CMMS system (E-Maint) to log all work and stores requests.

You will report directly to the Engineering Manager via the engineering Team Leaders.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Truro and Penwith College on 01872 305500 (Ref ID: 250746)

Company website : roddas.co.uk

· Verbal and written communication skills which are essential for effectively dealing with your peers, other departments and suppliers.

· The ability to work using your own initiative or as part of a team

An advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering is a level 3 qualification which is equivalent to A levels, so you will need to have as a minimum four GCSE’s to include maths(higher), English language & Science all at grade C (level 4) or above.


  • Understand mathematical techniques, formula and calculations in a mechatronics maintenance environment and the type of equipment being maintained.
  • Understand mechanical, electrical, electronic, fluid power and process control principles in a mechatronics maintenance environment.
  • Understand how equipment being maintained functions and operating parameters in individual components and how they interact.
  • Understand fault diagnostic methods, techniques and equipment used when maintaining equipment and systems.
  • Understand condition monitoring methods and equipment used and understand how the information gained.
  • Supports the planning of maintenance activities.
  • Understand how to minimise machinery downtime by implementing planned preventative maintenance programmes.


  • Read and interpret relevant data and documentation used to maintain components, equipment and systems
  • Carry out condition monitoring of plant and equipment.
  • Carry out planned maintenance activities on plant and equipment.
  • Carrying out complex fault diagnosis and repair activities on high technology engineered systems such as:

:-Maintaining mechanical equipment

:-Maintaining fluid & pneumatic power equipment

:-Maintaining electrical & electronic equipment

:-Maintaining process control equipment

Carrying out confirmation testing and subsequent smooth hand over of equipment & plant support the installation, testing and commissioning of equipment (where applicable). Contribute to the business by identifying possible opportunities for improving working practices, processes and/or procedures.


  • Personal responsibility, resilience and ethics. Comply with health and safety guidance and procedures, be disciplined and have a responsible approach to risk, always work diligently, accept responsibility for managing time and workload and stay motivated and committed when facing challenges. Comply with any organisational policies/codes of conduct in relation to ethical compliance.
  • Work effectively in teams. Integrate with the team, support other people, consider implications of their actions on other people and the business.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Focus on quality and problem solving.
  • Continuous personal development. Reflect on skills, knowledge and behaviours and seeks opportunities to develop, adapt to different situations, environments or technologies and have a positive attitude to feedback and advice
  • To help others to understand our values and encourage them to put them into action
  • Ability to ensure knowledge and skill from training is applied to the job
  • To be inquisitive
  • To always show a 'spirit of cooperation'
  • To be honest and reliable
  • Commitment to personal professional development
On completion of a satisfactory apprenticeship, there may be an opportunity for a full time position.
  • Company Pension scheme 3% company contribution
  • April salary review & September annual salary increase on passing assessment and demonstrating skills uplift
  • Life assurance and health cash plan
  • Free use of onsite gymnasium

Reality Check:

The full time engineering role is a shift role working both evenings and weekends on a rota basis. The expectation would be for you to join this team on successful completion of the apprenticeship

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