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Level 3 Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician (MOET)

Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technicians will maintain the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment within theEngineering Sector.

Electrical, Mechanical, Control and Instrumentation, and Wind Turbine Technicians will work on various types of plant and equipment commonly found throughout the Engineering Industry sectors. Dependent upon the sector that they are employed in there may be subtle differences in terms of the composition and application of the plant and equipment. However, the fundamental principles of operation will be the same regardless of the engineering sector.

To support the business and operational requirements of modern integrated engineered production plant and services, Electrical Systems and Process Control Technicians and Electromechanical Technicians will need to apply a range of conventional skills and knowledge to undertake engineering activities on a selection of electromechanical and process control plant, systems and equipment.

These 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. They may also undertake decommissioning activities when plant is being removed from service.

What is involved in the Level 3 Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician Standard

All apprentices taking part in the level 3 Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician Standard will spend 20 weeks at the Swarm REAGIT centre in Norwich. During these 100 days of intensive training, the apprentice will develop basic skills in:

  • Health and Safety and workshop behaviours,

  • Hand tools and traditional engineering technques,

  • Working with and understanding technical documentation.

  • Welding and basic Fabrication

  • Electrical installation, inspection and testing

  • Machining - Turning and Milling

The apprentice will then attend site 1 day per week for 72 weeks to complete the developing knowledge element of the apprenticeship.

Our tutors will attend site every 8-10 weeks for onsite observations, support and prepartion of the portfolio for the End Point Assesnt (EPA)

For full information on this standard, please refer to the IfATE website HERE

Level 3
Maintenance & Operations

Status: Approved for delivery

Level: 3

Reference: ST0154

Version: 1.3

Date updated: 05/09/2023

Approved for delivery: 26 September 2016

Route: Engineering and manufacturing

Typical duration to gateway : 36 months (this does not include EPA period)

Maximum funding: £26000

Options: Electrical Technician, Mechanical Technician, Control & Instrumentation Technician, Wind Turbine Technician, Electrical System & Process Control Technician, Electromechanical Technician, Plant Operations Technician

LARS Code: 146

EQA Provider: Ofqual

Next steps

If you are an employer, send Louisa an email to get started 

If you want to become an apprentice and you want help in finding a role, then drop Sophie an email with a copy of your cv

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