Food and Drink Maintenance EngineerSpringfield Training Limited
Food and Drink Maintenance Engineer
The Food and Drink industry is an exciting place to be a Maintenance Engineer. World class companies in the industry use some of the most innovative, modern and technically automated equipment available to manufacture a wide range of food and drink products for consumers. Companies employ Mechanical and/or Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineers according to the type of products they make.
Food and Drink Mechanical Maintenance Engineers will mainly work with mechanical and electrical equipment and production systems. Food and Drink Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineers will work with mechanical and electrical equipment plus highly automated programmable control systems.
Engineers need to maximise the benefits of the technology and equipment they work with. Depending on the type of product and plant in the company, engineering activities carried out will include routine maintenance, fault finding and diagnosis, testing and commissioning. They must ensure that maintenance activities contribute to optimising food and drink production levels.
Food and Drink Mechanical and Multi-skilled Engineers must ensure that all maintenance activities are conducted safely, and practices comply with food safety legislation in this highly regulated industry. They must understand the key features of working with consumable products and how they this affects food industry maintenance practices.
Food and drink maintenance engineers will demonstrate the following core behaviours: Safe working, Ownership of work, Pride in work, Self-development, Integrity and Respect, Working in a team, Problem-solving, Responsiveness to change, Company/industry perspective and Effective communication
Food and Drink Engineers will work autonomously, taking responsibility for their own tasks and also work effectively in teams.
This is a Level 3 course
Suitability - Who should attend?
- Employers will set their own criteria, but typically an entrant to this apprenticeship will already have achieved a minimum of Level 2 in English, maths, a Science and ICT.
- Apprentices are required to complete a level 3 Diploma in food and drink engineering maintenance prior to taking the end-point assessment for this apprenticeship
- Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment for this apprenticeship
Outcome / Qualification etc.
Skills: What you Will Learn
- Food and drink maintenance engineers will demonstrate the following core skills, and will be able to:
- Plan and prepare for maintenance of engineered systems in the food and drink industry
- Perform first line routine mechanical maintenance, including removing and replacing components, cleaning, lubrication, inspection and fault finding
- Apply 'best practice' techniques, including condition monitoring and proactive maintenance
- Produce replacement components, using manual and machine processes
- Maintain fluid power systems
- Weld stainless steel and other materials used in food production equipment
- Perform first line electrical maintenance, including testing, fault finding, repairing and replacing components
- Apply mathematical techniques to solve engineering problems
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