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Apprentice Engineer Apprenticeship COMFORT COMMISSIONING SERVICES LIMITED

We are essentially looking for 1 engineer to be trained on the commissioning side and 1 engineer to be trained on the water treatment & water hygiene side of the business. These roles might cross/depending where the right skill set can be applied to the best level.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £204.43

    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

    Monday – Friday 8am – 4.30pm, occasional weekend work may be required.

    Total hours per week: 42.50

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    18 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001829879

  • Positions

    2 available

To fulfil this role you will need to demonstrate a high level of attention to detail, we will train you the hands on skills needed to have a lifetime career. You will need to be personable, have good customer relation skills and be a team player.

You must be efficient and organised in your work, be computer literate particularly with Word and Excel. Excellent in English and Maths. The role requires basic understanding of M & E services, Commissioning, HVAC and Water Treatment/Water Hygiene. It would suit a person willing to gain experience in HVAC engineering, commissioning & water treatment, someone technically minded with a desire to become a fully qualified commissioning/or water treatment engineer.

A friendly and flexible outlook with a willingness to go the extra mile for the team and for our customers, these are the key to being successful in this role. You must be able to carry out clear instructions to continually raise the standards of processes within the team.

Responsibilities - To include but not limited to:

  • To offer support to Commissioning & Water Treatment Engineers. Working closely with your supervisor and the engineering team, following the correct procedures to BSRIA guidelines and when needed CIBSE Codes A & W.
  • To compile correct computer generated test sheets and engineers’ reports using our master templates, initially with some training and guidance as required.
  • Always wear company clothing and appropriate PPE.
  • Help with producing Risk Assessments and Method Statements required for individual projects.
  • Proficient with use of Office suite programs (Word, Excel spreadsheets). Computer literate.
  • Some understanding of building, engineering, M & E industry desired.
  • Carry out all reasonable tasks or projects as requested.
  • To follow instructions as given by project managers/lead engineers.
  • To abide to company rules, Health and Safety and Quality policies.
  • Ensure employee handbook has been read and understood fully.
  • Always behave respectfully towards customers, work colleagues and office staff.
  • Always promote a professional company image.
  • Never make a promise we cannot keep.

Key Tasks

  • Performing air and water balancing and HVAC systems validations to CIBSE Codes and BSRIA Guidelines, always with a positive outlook and can do attitude, proactive troubleshooting
  • To assist the commissioning and water treatment teams when required.
  • To follow the correct procedures for setting up and flushing closed low and chilled water systems to BSRIA guidelines
  • Understanding L8 water compliance
  • Be willing to participate in any company training days/programs provided to improve development
  • Be prepared to travel and stay away as necessary to complete your work and always look for opportunities to improve standards
  • Follow company processes relating to all aspects of your work, showing respect to all staff and colleagues.
  • Report any issues to your project manager / lead engineer.
  • To generate test sheets and reports in a timely manner.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You must be efficient and organised in your work, be computer literate particularly with Word and Excel, familiarity with Apple iMacs would be highly beneficial. The role requires basic understanding of M & E services, Commissioning, HVAC and Water Treatment/Water Hygiene. It would suit a person willing to gain experience in HVAC engineering, commissioning & water treatment, someone technically minded with a desire to become a fully qualified commissioning or water treatment engineer

Personal qualities

To fulfil this role you will need to demonstrate a high level of attention to detail, we will train you the hands on skills needed to have a lifetime career. You will need to be personable, have good customer relation skills and be a team player.

A friendly and flexible outlook with a willingness to go the extra mile for the team and for our customers, these are the key to being successful in this role. You must be able to carry out clear instructions to continually raise the standards of processes within the team.

Desired qualifications

Essential: Excellent in English and Maths - must have  GCSE grade C/4 or level 2 functional skills or equivalent to meet entry requirements of the programme. Computer literate.

Desirable: AS level Use Of Mathematics, AS level Data Analysis, AS level Decision Mathematics.

Future prospects

Eventually we would like to see this role progress into full Engineering Role. You would become a full time commissioning or water treatment engineer, working on our clients’ sites with supervision until you would be confident and learned enough to perform certain tasks autonomously. You would learn to perform air and water balancing and HVAC systems validations to CIBSE Codes and BSRIA Guidelines, you would have a full understanding of technical terms – this will form an important part of the learning process.

The right person, if proved to be successful in the apprentice position, would be offered a full time position within our team.

Things to consider

Site based role requiring travel.

Full support for training and guidance offered.

This role will involve you spending most of the time on our clients’ sites with a supervisor engineer/project manager, being trained on all aspects of the HVAC commissioning/Water Treatment & Water Hygiene. You will be traveling to and from the sites on a daily basis, depending on where the work is required. You will be expected to fill out the correct paperwork and help with preparation of test sheets, therefore a great attention to detail is a must as is a proficiency in the use of computers and standard office packages (email, word, excel, Dropbox).

 


About the employer

Comfort Services Group is a specialist in Air Movement & Water Treatment Services. We have been providing quality environmental commissioning and water treatment services for over 16 years now. Our experienced engineers are highly skilled and proficient in delivering second-to-none services, including HVAC commissioning, water treatment in both closed circuit (heating and chilled water systems) and domestic systems, chlorinations, tank cleaning, provision of risk assessments and log books, environmental testing and air sampling services.

Our head office sits just on the outskirts of Colchester Business Park, easily accessible by public transport (Colchester bus routes). The company currently employs approx. 20 staff members and our services are provided to contractors across London and South East regions of the country.

Employer

COMFORT COMMISSIONING SERVICES LIMITED

Address

3

De Grey Road

Colchester

CO4 5YQ

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Training

Training provider

SOUTH ESSEX COLLEGE OF FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South Essex College

Contact

Diane Ridgley 07855701273 diane.ridgley@southessex.ac.uk

Level 3 Engineering Technician - Mechatronics Apprenticeship Standard.

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)


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