Composites technician (level 3)
Combining lighter and stronger alternatives to metals for use in manufacturing.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
- Typical duration
- 36 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Engineering and manufacturing
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
- Also known as
- carbon fibre technician
- composites manufacturer
- composites repairer
- graphite technician
- Kevlar engineer
Skills an apprentice will learn
- Select appropriate techniques, procedures and methods to undertake part manufacture.
- Identify and select materials (resins, matrix and core),
- Design and prepare mould tools.
- Design and manufacture components
- Select appropriate consumables required to ensure satisfactory progress and completion of projects and/or manufacturing programmes, in conjunction with any relevant Health and Safety legislation.
- Read and understand technical drawings for part manufacture
- Laminate geometrically complex parts
- Operate machinery associated with laminating and automated manufacture
- Carry out maintenance to machines or equipment to comply with preventative maintenance plans
- Assist and advise in the planning and preparation of manufacturing programmes and research projects to ensure they meet customer requirements and schedules
- Understand and follow work instructions
- Use metrology equipment applicable to the workplace
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