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Apprenticeship training course

Engineering manufacturing technician (level 4)

Providing specialist technical support for engineers.

Qualification level
4
Equivalent to higher national certificate (HNC).
Typical duration
42 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
£21,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Costing engineer
  • Installation engineer
  • Manufacturing procurement engineer
  • Manufacturing production engineer
  • Manufacturing quality engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Production support engineer
  • Quality engineer
  • Test and commissioning engineer
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Read and extract relevant engineering and manufacturing related data and information (such as workplans/project plans, schedules,  drawings, specifications, production data, quality reports, costing data, statistical information) drawing accurate conclusions and making informed decisions.
  • Use project management tools, such as Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT), stakeholder matrices, risk mapping, radar chart and summary risk profiles.
  • Use problem solving tools such as Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Process Failure Modes Effects Analysis (PFMEA), Fishbone, Practical Problem Solving (PPS) and Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP).
  • Analyse and interpret data and information in order to generate manufacturing engineering documentation such as Parts Per Million (PPM) quality adherence, cost analysis and test data.
  • Communicate using the appropriate method for the audience such as, formal and informal presentations, written reports, verbal, electronic, social media and incorporating relevant and appropriate data and/or metrics.
  • Use the approved process and quality compliance procedure to create or amend engineering and/or manufacturing documentation.
  • Use lean tools and techniques, such as Six Sigma, 8 Wastes, Workplace organisation such as 5S's (sort, set in order, shine, standardise and sustain), Kaizen and Poka-Yoke (Error proofing).
  • Apply documentation control processes and procedures such as format, location, access, authorisation.
  • Use financial planning, recording and review processes and documentation such as departmental budgets, estimating, cost control, cost forecasting, and investment appraisal.
  • Use computer based software systems/packages such as Computer Aided Design (CAD), Data Analytics and Databases.

Full information on Engineering manufacturing technician (level 4) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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