Apprentice Technical Engineer (Electrical) Pacepacker Services Ltd

To join our busy design office where to process electrical & robotic aspects of machinery orders and to work on design and development projects.

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Closing date: 18 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm 30 minutes lunch break and free refreshments throughout the day. Additional hours may be required from time to time to complete urgent tasks.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    20 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Technical Drawings:

  • Assist in the creation and amendments of electrical related documents, drawings & circuits using AutoCAD, Draftsight and EPlan.

Processing Orders:

  • Assist in the creation of all build documentation for customer sales orders using Sage Bill of Materials software to create listings of parts to build a machine.

Software Programming:

  • All systems we design have a PLC’s & HMi’s that require programs, these programs tell the machines what to do and how to operate.
  • The role will entail learning programming languages for various brands of PLC’s & HMi’s like B&R, Mitsubishi & Allen Bradly.
  • We are also a Fanuc Robotics strategic partner and the role would involve programming robots.

Technical Documentation:

  • Assist in producing risk assessments of systems being designed & built where necessary.
  • Also help create operating manuals and any other relevant documentation like installation packs.

Site Visits:

  • Once experience, customer site visits may be required to attend site to discuss customer projects.

Answer Phones & Enquiries:

  • To answer some of the incoming customer queries for the Technical Department, passing on to the required person and / or resolving themselves getting back to the relevant client.

Product/Technical Support:

  • Must be able to take on a certain amount of product knowledge fairly quickly (training will be given).

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good telephone manner.
  • An interest in how things work, especially mechanically.
  • You must be able to demonstrate reading and writing skills & use of the computer.

Personal qualities

  • We are looking for self-motivated, quick learner, reliable person with a positive attitude who can use their initiative.
  • Someone who wants to get on in life. Good inter personal skills.

Qualifications required

  • Pass in English & Maths.

Future prospects

Eventually we would like to see this role progress into a self-sufficient project manager, which would mean taking on complete machinery orders and processing them from start to finish, including any electrical design & programming work required. If you have been keen, energetic throughout the apprenticeship & have reached the targets set by Pacepacker you would be offered a position within our team.

About the employer

Pacepacker Services Ltd are a leading design and manufacturer of bagging, case loading and palletising solutions. We are a "Fanuc Strategic Partner", specialists in the supply & programming of Fanuc robots. Pacepacker offer a complete service to their clients from sales, design, manufacturing, building, control systems, programming, insdtallation & servicing. The company employs 27 staff and due to expansion set to increase this by an additional 5 people.


Pacepacker Services Ltd


Bluegate Hall Unit 16

Braintree Road



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Training provider

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations.
  • Btec Level 3 Diploma in Engineering.
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English if required.
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities.

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Chelmsford College


Fiona Byford-Smith 01245 293009

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Closing date: 18 Oct 2017