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Occupational Profile

Heritage Engineering Technicians carry out an important function within the preservation, restoration, re-manufacture, service and restore of historic UK and Worldwide engineering achievements.  The vary of heritage sectors embody veteran, classic and traditional; agricultural engineering, aviation, bus and coach, business automobile, marine, navy automobile, motor cycle, motorcar and steam, working in organisations as various as International Producers, Museums and small operators to small voluntary teams and particular person homeowners .

Heritage Engineering Technicians

  1. Work on heritage artefacts that are distinctive “sole survivors” of serious worth, however with little or no supporting documentation or procedures.
  2. Analysis the artefact to search out out as a lot info as attainable about its historical past to make sure correct restoration.
  3. Survey artefact and classify injury or deterioration as: negligible, repairable or requiring alternative
  4. Take a venture (or a part of an even bigger venture) and strip it right down to minimal parts, recording the components and strategies meticulously in quite a lot of methods.
  5. Consider parts for high quality, put on and guarantee options for alternative are match for function and compliant with related laws
  6. Use their very own initiative to develop novel methods round complicated and weird engineering points.
  7. Usually perform forensic work, routinely requiring reverse engineering methods to be employed with a view to perceive the explanations and methodologies utilized by the unique designers and producers, to develop strong, credible and secure restore schemes.

Always, Heritage Engineering Technicians be certain that provenance is established and that the heritage of engineering innovation, evolution, design and manufacture is maintained for future generations.

It is a core and choices customary and the job titles are: Heritage Engineering, Aviation, Marine, Steam or Automobile Technician, these are referenced as Possibility 1 – 6 and they are going to be reporting on to the Grasp technicians, Supervisors and Engineers, dependant on the organisation. The primary duties and duties for every function are as follows:

Possibility 1 Heritage Engineering Aviation Technicians: Work with all plane sorts and applied sciences each Civil and Army from the very earliest wooden and cloth plane and related artefacts from the pioneering days of aviation by to the most recent unique composites utilized in prototypes donated to Museums. They make use of the instruments, applied sciences, methods, practices and procedures acceptable to both the date of authentic manufacture or the cut-off date {that a} conserved, restored or reproduction plane or related artefact represents.

Possibility 2 – Heritage Engineering Marine Technicians:  Preserve, service, function, restore, restore and preserve conventional and historic vessels. They are often propelled by sail, oar or, powered by electrical, steam, petrol or diesel prime movers and the place the material of the vessel could also be constructed of wooden, iron, metal or composites. They perform routine upkeep and restoration understanding the significance of retaining historic cloth in addition to the unique design and performance of the vessel. Additionally when utilizing trendy supplies, they have to to have the ability to apply their use in a sympathetic method guaranteeing the unique vessel construction, design and performance.

Possibility 3 – Heritage Engineering Steam (Mechanical Overhaul) Technicians: Restore, preserve, restore and remanufacture the wheels, bearings, movement, frames and related tools and fittings together with valves, cylinders and pistons, brake programs, pipework, and related options of the steam engine as present in a variety of designs of locomotive created during the last 150 years and in steam ships, street locomotives and stationary engines, together with trendy replicas.

Possibility 4 – Heritage Engineering Steam (Boiler-smith) Technicians: Restore, preserve, restore and remanufacture heritage steam boilers and related tools and fittings together with pipework, boiler mountings, security valves and fusible plugs, washout plugs, mud doorways and related, working with a variety of boiler designs created during the last century or extra, together with trendy replicas, and located in steam street and railway engines, steam ships and boats and stationary engines.

Possibility 5 – Heritage Engineering Automobile Mechanical Technicians: Because of the complicated nature and vary of the automobiles and the dangers they current, should adjust to a considerably extra complicated vary of laws than these for standard trendy automobiles. The character of the mechanical work might vary from sustaining a historic automobile in its unrestored situation to a whole mechanical restoration again to authentic construct state.

Possibility 6 – Heritage Engineering Coach-building & Trim Technicians: The character of the work for a Coachbuilder and Trimmer might vary from the restore of a single panel to the re-manufacture of an entire chassis and handmade physique. The supplies used vary from delicate materials to wooden, steel and composites.

Core Information:

A Heritage Engineering Technician has information and understanding of:-

  • Present statutory, high quality, organisational and well being & security laws, see non-compulsory roles for particulars.
  • The Tips for the Care of Bigger and Working Historic Objects revealed by the Museums and Galleries Fee.
  • The significance of heritage engineering achievements in telling the story of the event of the fashionable world.
  • The right use of supplies, instruments and equipment, each trendy and from a heritage period.
  • The significance of working collaboratively to research traditionally sympathetic and acceptable design options which guarantee essentially the most environment friendly, value efficient and environmentally pleasant programme of labor.
  • Tips on how to assessment and amend plans and schedules because the venture progresses, preliminary options might must be modified, parts and supplies might fail or be discovered defective.
  • Mathematical and scientific ideas, graphical expressions, symbols formulae and calculations utilized by Heritage engineering technicians together with understanding metric and imperial types of measurement.
  • The standard issues which will come up within the restoration, renovation or recreation venture, i.e. no drawings.
  • The applying of acceptable lifecycle approaches to every restoration venture or course of to make sure any waste of vitality, supplies and consumables is minimised and environmental impression is lowered.
  • The ideas of manpower necessities, costing, pricing and budgeting together with Provide Chain Administration.
  • The unique strategies and methods used to examine, take away, renovate, restore, manufacture and reassemble.
  • The construction, properties and traits of widespread supplies which were used within the Heritage sector.
  • Tips on how to determine varied types of corrosion, chemical response and different types of age associated degradation, and the right way to choose the suitable remedy, renovation or alternative methodology(s).
  • Non Damaging Testing (NDT) strategies and purposes of the totally different methods.
  • Mechanical, non-mechanical and thermal jointing processes together with riveting, glues, soldering, brazing and welding.
  • The historic restoration trade and their firm’s place inside it, its construction, historical past, heritage and the vary of specialist processes and abilities.
  • The expectation of buyer necessities and budgets, managing their expectations, the place acceptable.

Core Expertise:

A Heritage Engineering Technician can:

  • Apply present Well being & Security practices always, guaranteeing all Hazards and Dangers are recognized and managed successfully, particularly complying with all related normal and heritage particular laws.
  • Dis-assemble and assemble constructs, utilizing video and/or different recording strategies as acceptable to make sure the information just isn’t misplaced if important time elapses between the 2 capabilities.
  • Apply the processes of steady enchancment, resembling Kaizen and Office Organisation.
  • Receive verify and use the suitable authentic
  • Develop, apply and implement acceptable supply plans to finish duties inside the agreed timescale.
  • Apply trade recognised/finest observe requirements always throughout the restoration of a venture to make sure that every stage is accomplished correctly and has no hostile impact on future operations and progress.
  • Plan and the place relevant acquire all of the sources required to undertake the work exercise.
  • Use the proper authentic or modern instruments, processes, procedures and tools to examine take away, renovate and reassemble parts the place relevant together with these for periodic adjustment.
  • Determine varied types of corrosion, chemical response and different types of degradation, and deal with accordingly.
  • Apply Non Damaging Strategies (NDT), utilizing the proper method for the precise software.
  • Use mechanical, non-mechanical and thermal jointing processes together with riveting, glues, soldering, brazing and welding.
  • Apply acceptable and authorized diagnostic procedures and tools with logical problem-solving methods.
  • Restore the work space on completion of the exercise.
  • Cope with prospects, to make sure their satisfaction and expectations are exceeded.

Behaviours:

A Heritage Engineering Technician show the next behaviours, as a part of the assessment course of:

  • Private Duty & Compliance: With statutory and organisational well being & security laws and insurance policies always resembling The Well being and Security at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA), Management of Substances Hazardous to Well being Rules 2002 (COSHH) and Management of Asbestos Rules Accepts accountability to work load with a accountable method to danger. Frequently demonstrates a excessive degree of motivation and resilience when going through challenges.
  • Working Successfully in Groups: Create and keep optimistic, skilled and trusting working relationships with the group a variety of inner, exterior and related stakeholders.
  • Efficient Communication & Interpersonal Expertise: Preserve efficient partnerships with suppliers and prospects by the corporate processes to realize sound aims.Open and sincere clear communication utilizing acceptable strategies. At all times demonstrating a optimistic and respectful angle.
  • High quality & Downside Fixing: Robust want to make sure that the foundation reason for an issue is recognized and addressed, frequently seeks alternatives to enhance high quality, velocity and effectivity.
  • Steady Skilled Improvement: Have a robust dedication and be self-motivated to develop, study and adapt to new processes and applied sciences. Try to enhance private efficiency.
  • Equality, Variety and Moral Values: Show an understanding and dedication to sustaining and selling honour and honesty with the elemental moral values within the office.

 

Particular Necessities for every Particular person function, Apprentices should full one of many following 6 choices:

 

Possibility 1. Heritage Engineering Aviation Technician:

Particular Information: A Heritage Engineering Aviation Technician has information and understanding of:-

  • The Heritage Aviation trade and their firm’s place inside it.
  • The corporate’s vary of specializations and sources.
  • The Ideas of Aviation Heritage Conservation.
  • Moral Tips affecting the Heritage Aviation sector.
  • Aerodynamics and concept of flight, primary plane design: the equilibrium between thrust, drag, carry and weight.
  • The kind and purposes of Heritage Plane parts and building, together with supplies and their makes use of.
  • Plane Structural Classifications together with; Major, Secondary or Tertiary Construction.
  • The classification of plane fasteners and the right way to determine them.
  • Fundamental electrical concept together with information of the several types of connections, fixings, fusing, switching, energy conversion and so forth. discovered on heritage plane.
  • The essential plane devices and the ideas upon which they work: e.g. compass, altimeter, air velocity indicator, synthetic horizon and so forth.
  • Avionics resembling primary heritage radio and navigation programs resembling radio course finder.
  • Regarding static plane solely – consciousness energy crops programs for primary forms of heritage plane energy plant: piston – rotary, radial, in-line; jet: turbojet, turboprop. Engine-driven programs resembling gas and hydraulic pumps.

Particular Expertise: A Heritage Engineering Aviation Technician can:-

  • Use acceptable aviation terminology.
  • Totally doc and file all work with European Aviation Security Company/Civil Aviation Authority necessities.
  • Survey Heritage Plane, and classify injury as: Negligible, Repairable by remedy, Repairable by patching or insertion or requiring alternative.
  • Apply acceptable conservation remedy(s) with minimal bodily intervention and eradicating no or as little as attainable authentic materials.
  • Accurately determine and make use of acceptable riveting methods.
  • Manufacture and substitute plane panels/parts utilizing conforming materials.
  • Use sealants so as to add aerodynamic smoothness to uncovered surfaces as seams and joints within the fuselage and wings
  • Use sealants to forestall air and fluid leakage.
  • Undertake jacking & lifting operations with out endangering themselves or others.
  • Assess exterior situation of plane electrical programs, devices and power-plant as to their look.
  • Utilise acceptable conservation methods to return electrical programs, devices and power-plant to a passable exterior look.
  • Take away tools and retailer in an environmentally managed bonded safe storage facility, in order that it might be re-used sooner or later.

Possibility 2. Heritage Engineering Marine Technician:

Particular Information: A Heritage Engineering Marine Technician has information and understanding of:-

  • Using acceptable Heritage marine terminology.
  • The prime mover ideas of operation for propulsion resembling, steam, electrical, two stroke and 4 stroke petrol and diesel engines.
  • Propulsion system ideas and designs with the underpinning information to service, keep, function find faults and rectify or restore.
  • Vessel auxiliary programs for electrical provide, gas provide, cooling programs, plumbing programs.
  • Vessel steering concept, system ideas and designs together with steering parts and the strategy of operation.
  • Guide dealing with, lifting, jacking operations with out endangering the situation of the Heritage vessel or its parts.
  • The tactic to determine the sources of data and codes of observe used to revive or recreate a historic vessel as nicely as determine the fabric used to assemble her.
  • Tips on how to preserve the material of building of the vessel suitably maintained to make sure longevity.

 

Particular Expertise: A Heritage Engineering Marine Technician can:-

  • Service, keep function, find faults and rectify or restore on prime movers resembling; steam, electrical, two and 4 stroke petrol and diesel engines.
  • Service, keep, function find faults and rectify or restore propulsion programs.
  • Find faults and rectify or restore Heritage vessels auxiliary programs for electrical provide, gas provide, cooling and plumbing programs.
  • Service, keep, function, rectify and restore vessel steering parts.
  • Manufacture alternative parts utilizing conforming supplies resembling wooden, steel or cloth.
  • Undertake lifting, slinging, jacking operations with out endangering the vessel, parts or individuals for big heavy objects.
  • Handle the processes required to implement an efficient vessel evaluation together with the right way to assess a vessel for her historic significance and her present cloth situation.
  • Handle the method required to stabilise a Heritage vessel and the right way to defend her situation by making use of acceptable remedies with minimal bodily intervention and eradicating as little authentic materials.
  • Preserve the material of the vessel and preserve it suitably maintained even underneath museum situations to make sure longevity.

Possibility 3. Heritage Engineering Steam (Mechanical Overhaul) Technician:

Particular Information: A Heritage Engineering Steam (Mechanical Overhaul) Technician has information and understanding of:-

  • Examination necessities for periodic inspection of parts as set out in related documentation (e.g. MT 276 and GMRT 2004 and others).
  • How the mechanical parts of a steam engine are constructed and performance.
  • What to search for of their periodic examination of situation and want for restore, alternative.
  • Lubrication programs and their upkeep.
  • Strategies for overhaul and restore of the movement parts (connecting and coupling rods, slide bars and valve gear); brake gear.
  • Strategies for overhaul and restore of footplate fittings, together with injectors and pipework.
  • Locomotive body building, wheels and tyres (together with when put on of treads and flanges requires restore/alternative).
  • Interference suits and the tolerances concerned in this sort of mechanical meeting.
  • Understanding of main variations in locomotive design and building over time.
  • Air and vacuum brake programs and pumps.

 

Particular Expertise: A Heritage Engineering Steam (Mechanical Overhaul) Technician can:-

  • Use acceptable terminology in recording of labor.
  • Undertake secure dealing with together with sizzling/in steam working and workshop programs – electrical, air, lifting.
  • Skill to undertake hand and machine becoming together with efficient use of machine store instruments related to mechanical restore work (e.g. making alternative parts).
  • Mechanical exams and checks on lubrication programs, brake programs, hoses and couplings.
  • Undertake mechanical testing methods, finishing up the required take a look at process with out inflicting injury to the element or system.
  • Undertake white metalling and refurbishment of bearings.
  • Perform examination of locomotive frames and their alignment.
  • Perform examination procedures for wheel-sets, tyres and flanges, axles and is derived to find out restore or adjustment wants in step with steerage e.g. MT 276.
  • Perform valve and piston examination and slide bar alignment.

Possibility 4. Heritage Engineering Steam (Boiler-smith) Technician:  

Particular Information: A Heritage Engineering Steam (Boiler-smith) Technician has information and understanding of:-

  • Most important forms of riveted boiler and their building, and of widespread faults on locomotive and marine boilers (e.g. grooving), the right way to determine them.
  • Appropriate use of widespread restore methods together with patches.
  • Understanding of the HRA Steering Be aware ‘HGR-B9000-Is01 – Steam Locomotive Boilers – Introduction’ and the additional steerage notes to which it refers.
  • Strategies of inspection and proper use of testing methods e.g. flares and hammer testing.
  • Laws requirements and procedures for security and insurance coverage inspection.
  • Finishing up steam and hydraulic testing; operation of security valves.
  • Protected working practices within the dealing with and restore of boilers e.g. slinging.
  • Traceability and number of supplies. Use of various supplies in boiler building and fittings together with copper fireboxes and stays.
  • Function and proper use of fusible plugs, patch screws.
  • Cold and hot plate forming and flanging.
  • Boiler water remedies, washout and boxing up together with mud-hole doorways.

 

Particular Ability: A Heritage Engineering Steam (Boiler-smith) Technician can:-

  • Use acceptable terminology and recording of the work.
  • Accurately mark out plate for various boiler sections.
  • Undertake secure dealing with together with sizzling/in steam working and proper use of instruments related to boiler work.
  • Perform thorough survey and examinations, testing methods together with hydraulic and have the abilities to determine and perform the required take a look at process with out inflicting injury to the element or system.
  • Perform riveting repairs (sizzling and hydraulic).
  • Perform tube removing and boiler re-tubing.
  • Undertake right becoming of boiler mountings and security valves.
  • Perform plate-work repairs and patching.
  • Perform inside and outer firebox restore, together with drilling and tapping, keep removing and alternative.

 

Possibility 5. Heritage Engineering Automobile Mechanical Technician:

Particular Information: A Heritage Engineering Automobile Mechanical Technician has information and understanding of:-

  • Acceptable heritage automobile mechanical terminology and the historical past of car applied sciences and their purposes.
  • Inspection, evaluation and preservation of the mechanical situation of historic automobiles.
  • Operation of historic automobile programs safely and with out injury to parts and programs.
  • The ideas of motive energy building, their software and operation; resembling rotary, radial, sleeve-valve, in line, V, W, Broad Arrow, opposed piston, twin crankshaft, naturally aspirated and compelled induction spark ignition and compression ignition engines, excessive and low strain exterior combustion engines and historic electrical motors.
  • Tips on how to carry, safe, service, keep automobile programs, examine and rectify faults.
  • Chassis design ideas, building and historic use of supplies and jointing strategies.
  • Auxiliary programs resembling cable and rod operated exterior or inner band brakes, hydrostatic brakes, pipework and strain programs. Gas programs together with gas sorts, storage and supply. Damping, suspension and steering ideas, design and use of liquids, fuels, coolants and oils (Vegetable and mineral).
  • Powertrain; resembling cone or centrifugal clutches, chain, gear, or belt drive, pre-selector, sliding mesh and fixed mesh gearboxes, quick and free pulleys, fluid flywheels, torque converters, torque tube, open and remaining drive variations.
  • Electrics; resembling magnetos, trembler coils, distributors, turbines, present management units and different energy sources.
  • Re-manufacture of parts: methods and use of historic supplies and processes together with trendy supplies and methods the place acceptable.

Particular Expertise: A Heritage Engineering Automobile Mechanical Technician can:-

  • Function historic automobiles and programs safely and with out injury to parts and programs.
  • Conduct and file inspections and assessments regarding historic automobiles and programs bearing in mind the historic pedigree and use of supplies & processes.
  • Produce technical drawings, use a variety of measuring methods together with the usage of metric and imperial measuring programs.
  • Implement plans to protect, restore, disassemble, re-assemble or re-manufacture the vary of historic automobiles programs and parts.
  • Raise/jack, help and decrease historic automobiles safely and with out injury to chassis, parts or programs.
  • Service, keep and restore the vary of historic motive energy programs.
  • Service, keep and restore historic automobile auxiliary programs.
  • Retain originality of supplies and apply/use preservation methods the place acceptable.
  • Re-manufacture parts utilizing hand abilities, milling, turning, grinding and fabrication abilities acceptable to the actual automobile.
  • Use mechanical, non-mechanical & thermal jointing processes together with riveting, glues, soldering, brazing, mig, tig, spot & arc welding.

 

Possibility 6. Heritage Engineering Automobile Coach-building & Trim Technician:

Particular Information: A Heritage Engineering Automobile Coach-building and Trim Technician has information and understanding of:-

  • Using acceptable heritage automobile coach-building & trim terminology and the historical past of car applied sciences and their purposes.
  • Tips on how to examine, assess and protect the coachwork and trim situation of historic automobiles.
  • Chassis and Physique building methods & supplies: Restore, adjustment, removing and alternative of minor/main element defects.
  • The character of mechanical, non-mechanical and thermal jointing methods together with bonding, sizzling & chilly riveting, welding, braizing, solder, spot, annealing, hardening and tempering.
  • Forming, folding, lead filling, casting, fabrication & remanufacture of panels and structural parts resembling wheeling, shrinking, forming, urgent and manufacturing and use of dollars.
  • Ideas of wooden and composite framing & panel work.
  • The suitable conservation remedies while preserving authentic parts and construction.
  • The removing, alternative, refurbishment or re-manufacture of the inner and exterior trim parts in a variety of supplies.
  • The restore and manufacture of vibrant work and castings, sprucing and plating methods, refurbishment of seat, frames and sub-straights, chopping / stitching / piping / quilting / use of adhesives and manufacturing of hoods, frames, head linings and higher atmosphere trim.
  • Elimination, alternative, refurbishment and re-manufacture of car glazing.

 

Particular Expertise: A Heritage Engineering Automobile Coach-building and Trim Technician can:-

  • Conduct and file inspections & assessments regarding historic automobile building and parts bearing in mind the historic pedigree and use of supplies and processes.
  • Dismantle, retailer and rebuild historic automobiles safely and with out injury to parts and programs.
  • Produce technical drawings, use a variety of measuring methods together with the usage of metric and imperial measuring programs.
  • Implement plans to protect, restore, disassemble, reassemble or re-manufacture the vary of historic automobiles chassis, panels and parts.
  • Use historic constructing methods resembling ‘wheeling’ (panels being hand rolled).
  • Use all jointing processes together with riveting, glues, soldering, brazing and welding strategies.
  • Take away, substitute, refurbish or re-manufacture the inner and exterior trim parts in a variety of supplies together with hoods, frames, head linings, and higher environmental trim.
  • Take away, substitute, refurbish or re-manufacture the inner and exterior trim parts in a variety of supplies together with cloth, wooden, steel and composites.
  • Take away, substitute, refurbish or re-manufacture the automobile glazing.
  • Put together automobiles for handover to prospects, transportation, exhibitions and show

 

DURATION

The standard period will probably be 42 to 48 months. Timescales might fluctuate relying on any prior {qualifications} and expertise

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Particular person employers will decide their very own entry necessities.

QUALIFICATIONS

Apprentices might want to obtain degree 2 English and Maths previous to taking the end-point evaluation. For these with an training, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion the apprenticeships English and maths minimal requirement is Entry Degree 3 and British Signal Language qualification are an alternative choice to English {qualifications} for whom that is their major language.

LEVEL

It is a Degree 3 Customary.

LINK TO PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Recognised by related Skilled Engineering Establishments at EngTech degree {of professional} registration.

REVIEW

The usual will probably be reviewed inside 3 years.


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