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Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician AVALON PLASTICS LIMITED

An opportunity has opened for a Multi-skilled engineering apprenticeship, learning all aspects of engineering maintenance, electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic.

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Closing date: 20 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 08:00 – 16:00 with day release to attend college (some weekend work and overtime when required).

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    23 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

An engineering apprenticeship vacancy has become available for an individual to join the Maintenance Engineering Department of a well-established and growing manufacturing facility in Glastonbury.

Avalon Plastics Ltd is one of the largest Plastic Injection Moulding Manufacturers in the South West and has had a successful apprenticeship scheme for many years.

The apprenticeship role will be maintenance engineering with an electrical bias; however, all aspects of maintenance engineering will be taught.

Duties are including:

  • Mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic
  • Fault finding
  • Rectification
  • Working with PLCs, digital proportional valves, AC/DC inverter drives and Linear Variable Digital Transducers
  • Reactive but also preventive and predictive maintenance via PPM, ensuring minimum machine downtime

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Practical skills
  • Good listening and communication skills
  • Both a team player and able to work on their own
  • Computer literate and a good standard of English

Personal qualities

  • Committed, honest and hardworking with a keen hunger to learn new skills and ability to follow instructions
  • Punctual and flexible
  • Determined to succeed with a “can-do” attitude

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum of 4 GCSEs C/4 and above or equivalents
  • Level 3 BTEC/NVQ in engineering

Future prospects

Upon completion of apprenticeship an opportunity to progress to a fully skilled shift maintenance engineer with responsibilities of managing their time and resources to effect repairs and minimise machine downtime.

Things to consider

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

With a focus on plastic injection moulding, Avalon is a trusted partner to a number of leading brands across a breadth of product areas and has the capability to both design and manufacture to order. In conjunction with this solution focus, Avalon has invested heavily in machinery and automation to ensure it maintains a competitive advantage against traditionally ‘cheaper’ foreign manufacturers – compounded further by its ability to drastically reduce logistics costs. The business prides itself on its agility and responsiveness, offering short, reliable lead times that result in customers returning year after year.




Avalon Works

Morland Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Strode College


Murray Scott 07825 922233

  • Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician Level 3

Technicians will undertake installation, testing, servicing, removal, replacement, maintenance and repair of a range of equipment, sometimes complex, as part of planned preventative and reactive maintenance programmes. 

You will be encouraged to develop your skills with your employer to become a fully skilled engineer.

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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