Land-based service engineering technician (level 3)
Providing advanced technical support and guidance across a diverse range of plant and equipment in sectors such as agriculture, horticulture, forestry and outdoor power.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
- Typical duration
- 36 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Agriculture, environmental and animal care
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
- Also known as
- Agricultural Service Engineer
- Fixed Plant and Equipment Service Engineer
- Forestry Equipment Service Engineer
- Horticultural Service Engineer
- Outdoor Power Equipment Service Engineer
Skills an apprentice will learn
- Interpret technical data, documentation and operational conditions, and apply in line with the technician’s role.
- Interpret and respect safety procedure requirements, undertake risk assessment and mitigation measures to safeguard, bystanders, the general public, property and livestock.
- To communicate with and gather information from colleagues and customers employing a range of techniques as appropriate to the audience. This includes explaining technical matters in straight forward terms and asking questions to gather the information required to perform an efficient diagnosis.
- Demonstrate professional customer care practices as an individual and team member. This includes; presentation of oneself, the work area, the company’s vehicle and equipment. treating customers and colleagues with respect and courtesy, supporting work colleagues, the company and its products and services
- Install and handover machinery, plant and equipment, explaining its safe operation, maintenance and warranty requirements, verification of optimum performance and the completion of handover documentation
- Conduct advanced maintenance, and the repair of technologically advanced machinery and equipment which typically may include; power units, power trains, plant, machinery, equipment and their components
- Carry out diagnostics, repairs and re-instatement of complex products and verify conformity to manufacturer’s specification.
- Compile technical reports, repair proposals, quotations and incident reports
- Maintain and repair complex hydraulic systems and their components as appropriate to the sector.
- Maintain, interrogate, calibrate and repair electronic equipment and systems
- Minimise machinery, plant and equipment downtime by carrying out diagnostic and preventative maintenance efficiently and effectively.
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