Manufacturing Technician

  • Price on application
  • 42-48 Months
  • Apprenticeship
  • North East

Typical job roles
Manufacturing Technicians operate equipment and systems within the process industry. Manufacturing Technicians are responsible for maintaining safe operations and achieving production targets.

This role is vital to the safe and effective delivery of production in the process industry.

Typical Tasks
Starting up and shutting down process equipment such as; pumps and compressors as required to keep the process flowing
Monitoring and recording the flow, temperatures and pressures of the chemical process readings to ensure they stay within design parameters
Report and fix (where possible) problems with process or equipment
Prepare process equipment for either breakdown or routine maintenance by shutting down equipment and depressurising or draining the fluids contained in the process equipment, and closing isolation valves
Bring equipment back into service following maintenance
Report any safety issues such as dangerous leaks or dangerous activities
Ensure that maintenance work teams have the appropriate permit-to-work (PTW) documents, and periodically monitor the maintenance activities to ensure they are working to safety instructions written on the PTW
Take instructions from the Control Room Operator or Shift Supervisor
They will also be trained to respond to different types of process emergencies.

Entry criteria
4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) including English, Math’s and Science for a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Typical duration
42-48 months

Career/progression opportunities
Lead Production Technician, Production Supervisor, Plant Manager.


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