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Maintenance Apprentice TRW LIMITED

To assist in the planned and reactive maintenance for all production equipment and machinery. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious and self-motivated individual to join a friendly environment.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Overtime may be required and will be paid.

  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday, 8.00am - 4.30pm and Friday, 8.00am – 1.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • To maintain production equipment
  • Assist with all duties concerned with the repair
  • Development and maintenance of any machinery / assembly line equipment
  • Daily reporting of work completed
  • Spare parts stock control and the reporting of requirements
  • Cleanliness of the workshop / equipment and tools
  • Documenting and investigating root causes of machine breakdown on line sheets

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

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

Specific Specialist Knowledge and Skills:

Specific Specialist Knowledge:

  • Understand mathematical techniques, formula and calculations in a mechatronics maintenance environment and the type of equipment being maintained
  • Understand mechanical, electrical, electronic, fluid power and process control principles in a mechatronics maintenance environment
  • Understand how equipment being maintained functions and operating parameters in individual components and how they interact
  • Understand fault diagnostic methods, techniques and equipment used when maintaining equipment and systems
  • Understand condition monitoring methods and equipment used. Understand how the information gained supports the planning of maintenance activities
  • Understand how to minimise machinery downtime by implementing planned preventative maintenance programmes

Specific Specialist Skills:

  • Read and interpret relevant data and documentation used to maintain components, equipment and systems
  • Carry out condition monitoring of plant and equipment
  • Carry out planned maintenance activities on plant and equipment

Carrying out complex fault diagnosis and repair activities on high technology engineered systems such as:

  • Maintaining mechanical equipment
  • Maintaining fluid & pneumatic power equipment
  • Maintaining electrical & electronic equipment
  • Maintaining process control equipment
  • Carrying out confirmation testing and subsequent smooth hand over of equipment & plant support the installation, testing and commissioning of equipment (where applicable)
  • Contribute to the business by identifying possible opportunities for improving working practices, processes and/or procedures.

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • 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

Plus one of the following:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technology (QCF) – for starts up to June 2017 only,
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Technologies (QCF) - for starts up to June 2017 only,
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced
  • Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) – for all starts from 1st July 2017,

1st Year at college and then the remaining time at the employer premises.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The possibility of full time employment on the successful completion of the apprenticeship 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Negotiation Skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential

About the employer

ZF Peterlee manufactures and supplies active and passive safety products and services to automotive industry customers all over the world




Mill Hill

North West Industrial Estate



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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