Level 3 Engineering Technician Standard

Pathway: Mechatronics Maintenance Technician

Role profile

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

Maintenance Technicians will be expected to:

  • cover a broad range of activities include installation, testing, fault finding and the on-going planned maintenance of complex automated equipment.
  • apply a complex blend of skills, knowledge and occupational behaviours across the electrical, electronic, mechanical, fluid power and control systems disciplines.

Phase 1 EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) 601/7179/0A
Mandatory Units:
1. Complying with Statutory regulations and organizational safety requirements
2. Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
3. Using and communicating technical information
4. Conducting business improvement activities
5. Producing components using hand fitting techniques
6. Producing Mechanical assemblies
7. Preparing and using lathes for turning operations
Phase 2
EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Maintenance Specialist Pathway
1. Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment
2. Maintaining electrical equipment/systems
3. Wiring and testing electrical equipment and circuits
EAL Level 2 Award for Foundation Gateway Assessment 601/9035/8 (3 units from):
1. Producing Components using Hand Fitting Techniques
2. Maintaining Mechanical Devices & Equipment
3. Maintaining Fluid Power Equipment
4. Maintaining Electrical Equipment / Systems
5. Wiring and Testing Electrical Equipment & Circuits
6. Wiring and Testing Programmable Controller Based Systems
7. Producing Mechanical Assemblies
8. Assembling and Testing Electronic Circuits
9. General Turning, Milling & Welding Applications
Phase 3
EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) 603/1354/7
1. Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
2. Communications for Engineering Technicians
3. Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
4. Engineering Project
5. Mechanical Principles of Engineering systems
6. Maintenance of Mechanical systems
7. Mechanical measurement and Inspection techniques
8. Monitoring and fault Diagnosis of Engineering systems
9. Computer aided design (CAD) techniques
10. Electrical and Electronic Principles in Engineering
Phase 4
EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Mechatronics Maintenance Technician (Development Competence) 603/2290/1
1. Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
2. Using and Interpreting Engineering Data and Documentation
3. Working efficiently and Effectively in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
4. Handing Over and Confirming Completion of Maintenance activity
5. Carry out Fault Diagnosis on Engineered Systems
6. Carry out Preventative Planned maintenance on Engineered systems
7. Maintaining Electrical equipment
8. Maintaining mechanical equipment
9. Carry out fault diagnosis on Mechanical equipment
10. Carry out condition monitoring of plant and equipment
Phase 5
End Point Assessment
Employer led portfolio based Occupational Competence Validation Interview (Viva)
Professional Competence Engtech Application
The Journey
Delivery: Delivered over 42 months (plus) up to 3 months for End Point Assessment (EPA) completion
Delivery method: Day release to LEMA Academy for classroom and workshop training and assessment plus work-based assessment. Apprentices receive a work-based progress review every 8 weeks
Mechatronics Maintenance Technician – Delivery Plan:
Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Phase 5
Work-based progress reviews every 8 weeks for programme duration
Mechatronics Maintenance Pathway EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering – Mechatronics Units; plus Gateway Assessment EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering -Mechatronics Maintenance Technician EPA Preparation
Duration: 34 weeks Duration: 26 weeks Duration: 48 weeks Duration: 52 weeks Duration: 3 months
Frequency: 1 day per week in Academy Frequency: 1 day per week in Academy plus 1 block week for Gateway Frequency: 1 day per week in Academy Frequency: 1 day per month in Academy plus monthly workplace visits Frequency: 2 days per month in month 1 & 2, 1 block week in month 3.
Total days: 68 Total days: 31 Total days: 48 Total number of days: 12 Academy days plus 12 workplace visits
9 Months 6 Months 12 Months 12 Months 3 Months
42 months in learning in total, plus 3 months for End point assessment

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