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Engineering Apprentice

  • Kepak, St Merryn
  • Bodmin, Cornwall
  • £11.44 per hour

To provide reactive maintenance cover to production with the ultimate aim of reducing down-time. To carry out planned maintenance and assist with new installations to deliver continuous improvements across the site.

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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
    Kepak, St Merryn


Reporting to the Engineering Manager / Engineering Supervisor

· To provide reactive maintenance cover to production, using analytical fault-finding skills across electrical and mechanical disciplines to reduce production down time.

· To carry out effective Planned Preventative Maintenance as directed, making good use of time ‘outside’ of production hours.

· To carry out maintenance and rectification works following audits, inspections, and production reports.

· Working to make continual improvements to plant and equipment to reduce repeat common point failures and improve site efficiencies.

· Keeping workshops, plant rooms and engineering storage areas clean and tidy to a standard that exceeds the requirements of internal and external audits.

· Keeping workshop tools and equipment serviceable, clean, and ready for use to meet the requirements for tool control.

· To keep up to date records of work completed on paper based and computer systems.

· All accountabilities support the engineering function which in turn reduces production down time and allows the department to meet its goals and objectives.

· Responsible for booking out spares used from engineering stores using barcode scanners.

· Responsible for highlighting any additional spare parts required to carry out tasks. Spares usage is monitored against each team member by way of monthly KPIs.

· Report any risks or any evidence of unsafe or out of specification product, equipment, packaging, or raw materials, to a designated manager to enable the resolution of issues requiring immediate action.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Truro and Penwith College on 01872 305500 (Ref ID: 250870)

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

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

Proactive can do attitude

Commitment to good practice


Strong work ethic

Able to work under own initiative and as part of a team

On completion of a successful apprenticeship, there may be an opportunity of a full time position.
Working days: Monday to Friday

Working Times: 8am - 4.30pm (30 minute break)

No weekends, no night shifts (one shift only)

28 Days holiday rising to 31 days after probation period

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