Engineering Maintenance Level 3 Apprenticeship at ABP Ellesmere

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Engineering Maintenance Level 3 Apprenticeship

The successful applicant will have the following responsibilities:

  • Carrying out and completing tasks and undertaking projects both for the company and educational institutions when required
  • Demonstrating core engineering skills through the completion of a City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Food and Drink Engineering Maintenance
  • Complying with the company policy ensuring the adherence on all matters concerning Health & Safety
  • Understanding sustainability and the environment
  • Understanding supply chain and production flows
  • Understanding principles of clean in place systems
  • Understanding food science
  • Understanding the principles of quality assurance (QA)
  • Understanding Lean/ Continuous improvement/ Operational excellence
  • Demonstrating core behaviours: Integrity, teamwork, pride in work, self-development, and effective communication
  • Ensuring the site complies with all applicable engineering-based legislation
  • Awareness of HACCP Systems

This list is not fully extensive, and the successful applicant may be required to undertake additional responsibilities as deemed appropriate by management.

Training to be provided

Food and drink maintenance engineers will have the following core knowledge, and will understand:

Level 3 Food and drink maintenance engineer

  • Food processing/manufacturing and product knowledge (to meet company requirements e.g. Dairy/Confectionery/Meat processing)
  • Legislation and regulations in the food and drink industry, including understanding of: o Food Safety of Health and Safety o Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), Threat Assessment Critical Control Point (TACCP), Vulnerability Assessment Critical Control Point (VACCP)
  • Basic principles of sustainability and environmental legislation
  • The impact of customer requirements and demands on the food supply chain
  • The key principles of cleaning and hygiene processes covering both Cleaning in Place (CIP) and cleaning out of place systems
  • The key principles of quality management systems and processes
  • The key principles of Continuous Improvement (CI) Management
  • Materials science, including the key features of raw materials, their uses in food production and types of equipment used to process them
  • Types of best practice maintenance approaches and techniques in the food and drink industry
  • The principles of fault-finding techniques
  • The operation of mechanical equipment in the food and drink industry
  • How to produce replacement components
  • The function of fluid power systems
  • The operation of heat exchange equipment
  • The principles of cutting and welding in the food and drink industry
  • Principles of electrical systems, including their uses, safety and legislation
  • Services and utilities knowledge, including the importance and impact of energy management and pollution control in food production

Desired skills

The successful applicant will have:

  • Manual dexterity
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • The ability to communicate well with others

Personal qualities

The successful applicant will be:

  • PC literate
  • A good team worker 
  • Ambitious, self-motivated and enthusiastic

Desired qualifications

  • The successful applicant should have achieved a minimum of 4 GCSE's A-C/ 9-4 grade including maths and English or equivalent

Future prospects

It is hoped that the successful applicant will continue to work on a permanent basis with ABP following completion of the apprenticeship (this will be dependent upon performance throughout the duration of the apprenticeship programme).

If it transpires that continued employment with ABP is not the preferred option, the training, experience and qualifications gained throughout the apprenticeship will stand the apprentice in very good stead to gain future employment.

Things to consider

This vacancy is being managed by SBC Training on behalf of this company. By submitting your application, you are consenting to allow SBC Training and ABP to contact you in connection with your application.

About ABP Ellesmere

ABP is one of Europe’s leading privately owned food processors. Today the Group operates across many businesses, spanning Ireland, the UK and Continental Europe and consists of 4 separate divisions; ABP Beef, ABP Proteins, ABP Renewables and ABP Pet Foods. At ABP Food Group our focus is on consistently producing top quality products across all 4 divisions. We strive to provide the highest levels of service via a flexible, reliable and competent team throughout our business.

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