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Process Technician Advanced Apprenticeship - Alpek Polyester UK Ltd

Employer
Cogent Skills
Location
Wilton, Redcar
Salary
Apprentice Minimum Wage
Closing date
10 Jul 2022
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Alpek Polyester UK Ltd. is looking for an Apprentice Process (Manufacturing) Technician to work as part of its manufacturing shift teams. The role involves working alongside competent technicians to operate equipment, monitor machinery and complete documentation, thus contributing to the efficient running of the processes that produce PET resin.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Alpek Polyester UK Ltd is a subsidiary of Alpek, S.A.B. de C.V. the petrochemicals business of Alfa S.A.B. de C.V., one of Mexico’s largest corporations and a global producer in 29 countries, with annual sales in excess of $19 billion.   Based at our 64-acre manufacturing facility at Wilton in Teesside, we produce in excess of 230,000 tonnes of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) resin chips every year.

The Apprentice will follow the Science Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Standard, which will combine practical, technical and behavioural training with theoretical knowledge of relevant science and process subjects.

Under supervision, the role holder will undertake the following activities:

  • Operate and monitor the systems and equipment involved in the production of PET resin
  • Inspect, clean, and maintain the equipment in accordance with operational instructions
  • Identify when the process is deviating from the norm and take necessary actions to correct it or escalate to appropriate manager
  • Work both individually and as part of a shift team
  • Take responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work undertaken
  • Complete all documentation accurately and in detail
  • Approach problems in a logical way and find appropriate solutions
  • Manage a variety of tasks to enable work to be completed on time and accurately whilst maintaining quality

You will be required to:

  • Work under highly regulated conditions and comply with all health, safety and environmental policies and procedures at all times
  • Work in varied conditions, wearing safety equipment on processing plant or in process control rooms
  • Work 12-hour shifts on plants running 365-day operations (after a period of foundation training and where working time regulations allow)
  • Comply with regulations and legislation and all other company policies and procedures at all times
  • Comply with required standards for documentation, good housekeeping, and time keeping
  • Work in varied conditions, inside and outside, across two process plants and control rooms

ABOUT ALPEK

Alpek Polyester UK Ltd is a subsidiary of Alpek, S.A.B. de C.V. the petrochemicals business of Alfa S.A.B. de C.V., one of Mexico’s largest corporations and a global producer in 29 countries, with annual sales in excess of $19 billion.   Based at our 64-acre manufacturing facility at Wilton in Teesside, we produce in excess of 200,000 tonnes of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) resin chips every year.

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