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Mechatronics Maintenance Technician Apprentice Steel Dynamics

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Maintenance Engineer (Mechatronics) based in Blackburn. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

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Closing date: 07 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Working week to be confirmed at interview

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The vacancy is an opportunity for someone who is interested in pursuing a career in Engineering.

Duties will include:-

  • This is very much a hands-on role learning “on the job”
  • Primary plant and equipment are Bystronic Waterjets and Lasers, supplemented by other waterjets, brake presses, hi definition plasmas, and polishing equipment
  • Training will also be given on all ancillary equipment and general building repair
  • Training will be given by the OEM and maintenance manager
  • Assist in the translation of OEM manuals to daily, weekly and monthly checklist
  • Assist in the continued development of the preventative maintenance programme
  • Training will also be give on H&S in particular PUWER regulations
  • Assist on H&S audits of plant and equipment recommending and improvements

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Problem solving
  • Accuracy
  • Ability to use differing tools and equipment

Personal qualities

  • Must possess an interest in Engineering
  • Good timekeeping and attendance

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum of achieved GCSEs grades at 4 or above including English, maths. Other equivalent qualifications are acceptable.

Future prospects

Engineers work in high-tech, dynamic environments using state of the art equipment. They are inventors, designers and problem solvers, people who make a difference to the way we live. As trained professionals, engineers are well paid and highly respected. Many get top jobs and even run their own companies. If you enjoy working as part of a team, like solving problems and have a practical flair, you will find engineering has a lot to offer.

Things to consider

Please do not contact Company direct. PLEASE NOTE; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

Offering a wide range of stainless steel in a variety of grades our customer base ranges from Nuclear and Architectural to the Oil & Gas, food and processing and Petrochemical Industries. With our experience it’s no surprise why many blue chip companies UK and worldwide trust Steel Dynamics to satisfy their requirements in every respect.


Steel Dynamics


10 11


Walker Industrial Estate, Walker Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd


Chris Cumpstey 01254 54659

  • L2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing (Foundation Competence)
  • L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competencies) Mechatronics Maintenance Technician.
  • L3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

If successful, the apprentice will be based at their employer working the hours agreed in their contract. The apprentice will need to attend Training 2000 to complete the relevant skill units that have been agreed by Training 2000 and the employer, this will consist of the apprentice completing 6 blocks of skill specific Engineering training lasting 4 weeks each. As well as this they will also begin their Further Education course, BTEC Diploma and classroom based learning.

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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