Typical job roles

Maintaining the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment in industries.

Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technicians cover 7 roles: Electrical Technicians; Mechanical Technicians; Control & Instrumentation Technicians; Wind Turbine Technicians Electrical System and Process Control Technicians; Electromechanical Technicians and Plant Operations Technicians. They will maintain the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment.

These Technicians will undertake installation, testing, servicing, removal, replacement, maintenance and repair of a range of equipment, sometimes complex, as part of planned preventative and reactive maintenance programmes. They may also undertake decommissioning activities when the plant is being removed from service.

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Typical Tasks

  • Carries out installation, commissioning, inspection, maintenance and repair activities
  • Fault-finding and repair of systems and equipment
  • Modifies, repairs or replaces plant, systems and equipment
  • Participates in Risk Assessments as part of Safe System of Work
  • Interprets technical drawings
  • Prepares reports on work done

Entry criteria

4 or 5 GCSEs at grade 9 to 4 (A* to C) including English and Mathematics for a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard


Typical duration

42 months


Career/progression opportunities

This standard will meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) by an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution.

Dependent on employer requirements, progression onto higher level qualifications (HNC, HND, Degree) or a Higher/Degree Apprenticeship


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