Control / Technical Support Engineer (Degree Apprentice)

Dr Oetker UK Ltd
20, Marathon P Moss Side Industrial Estate, Leyland, PR26 7QN
Competitive salary
17 Jun 2019
06 Jul 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
Control /Technical Support Engineers primarily assist the smooth running of manufacturing activity in relation to site maintenance. Working closely with other production roles in a fast-paced and cost-conscious manufacturing environment, where complex problem solving is key.

During the first year, you will develop a solid grasp of the core mechatronics engineering skills.

You will develop skills that will enable you to:
  • Complying with statutory regulations and stringent organisational safety requirements
  • Use and interpreting a range of engineering data sources and supporting documentation
  • Understanding key performance indicators and utilising lean techniques to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Supporting installation, testing and commissioning of a wide range of equipment as needed
  • Carry out complex fault diagnosis and repair on high technology engineered systems
  • Maintaining mechanical, fluid and pneumatic power equipment
  • Maintaining electrical, electronic and process control equipment
  • Minimising machinery downtime by carrying out preventative planned maintenance
  • Confirmation testing and subsequent smooth hand over of equipment & plan

On successful completion of the above, you will then progress to develop skills in:
  • Leading complex maintenance or technical support activities
  • Carrying out testing and calibration of instrumentation control equipment
  • Carrying out maintenance activities on electrical equipment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Analytical and systematic in approach
  • Excellent communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Positive
  • Motivated
  • Team player
  • Outgoing
  • Flexible
  • Detail conscious and practical

Desired qualifications

  • Diploma in Engineering
  • Level 3 maths and English GCSE Grade A*-C or 9-4 or equivalents

Future prospects

  • We're a growing organisation based in the north west producing Chicago Town and Dr. Oetker Ristorante frozen pizzas. At present we have 3 production lines and have purchased property near to our site where further development will take place over the next two years

Things to consider

During the apprenticeship, there will not be the requirement for apprentices to work at weekends.

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