Land Based Engineering
Land Based Service Engineering Technician Apprenticeship
Land Based Service Engineer Technicians typically work on site utilising their own initiative in a customer facing role.
They are often called upon to mentor and supervise junior colleagues and dispense advice to customers on machinery selection.
This requires a blend of skills, knowledge and behaviours, safe working and environmental practice capabilities covering – power units, power trains, fabrication, mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic system applications. These will be used in the context of the machinery and equipment in the chosen industry sector.
The technician will typically have an understanding of the interface between machine, biological systems and the working environment for example climate, soil, plant and animals. The nature of the industry will present technical challenges ranging from simple mechanics to the diagnosis and repair of complex mechanical, electronic and telemetry systems.
These operations may take place in the employer’s workplace or on the customer’s site requiring flexible working hours as dictated by seasonal requirements. Technicians may be called upon to advise customers and support work colleagues.
WHAT APPRENTICES WILL LEARN
Environment, safe working and legal requirements?
Use of specialist tools and equipment
Thermally and chemically joining metals and components
Advanced technical and engineering principles of land-based engineering machinery, plant and equipment
Service, maintenance and repair principles and practices for complex machinery, plant and equipment
Accessing, interpreting and applying technical data
Diagnosing faults and verifying machinery
This requires a blend of skills, knowledge and behaviours, safe working and environmental practice capabilities covering power units, power trains, fabrication, Mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic system applications