Reference Quantity: ST0243

Particulars of ordinary

The funding band for this apprenticeship customary has been reviewed in gentle of adjustments made to the usual and evaluation plan. The utmost funding allotted to this customary from the 8 June will probably be £21,000. For begins on this apprenticeship earlier than 8 June 2018, the earlier funding band will apply (most funding: £27,000).

Occupation Description:

LBSE Technicians sometimes work on web site utilising their very own initiative in a buyer dealing with function. They’re usually referred to as upon to mentor and supervise junior colleagues and dispense recommendation to clients on equipment choice. Usually they’re concerned in all features of;

  • Preparation, set up and handover of complicated technologically superior equipment, plant and gear and the verification of its efficiency to the producers specification and clients satisfaction
  • Prognosis and restore of complicated faults in equipment, plant and gear
  • Conducting complicated repairs of equipment, gear, and their parts which can embody supervising a junior colleague to help in features of the restore.
  • Conducting inspections of machines and the compilation of equipment situation studies
  • Compilation of restore proposals, estimates and quotations and the implementation of well timed and value efficient repairs

This requires a mix of expertise, data and behaviours, protected working and environmental observe capabilities masking; energy models, energy trains, fabrication, mechanical, electrical, digital, hydraulic and pneumatic system purposes. These will probably be used within the context of the equipment and gear within the chosen trade sector. The technician will sometimes have an understanding of the interface between machine, organic techniques and the working surroundings for instance local weather, soil, plant and animals. The character of the trade will current technical challenges starting from easy mechanics to the prognosis and restore of complicated mechanical, digital and telemetry techniques. These operations could happen within the employer’s office or on the shopper’s web site requiring versatile working hours as dictated by seasonal necessities. Technicians could also be referred to as upon to advise clients and help work colleagues.

Entry necessities:

Employers set the choice standards for his or her apprentices. Usually this contains 4 GCSE’s at Grade C or equal to incorporate English, arithmetic and a science topic. As well as it’s fascinating that the candidate has an understanding of Data and Communication Know-how.

Apprentices with out stage 2 English and maths might want to obtain this stage previous to taking the tip level evaluation. Apprentices holding a stage 2 apprenticeship assembly the employer’s standards sometimes will be capable of full the extent 3 apprenticeship in a diminished timescale.

Information Necessities: Technicians could have the next data and understanding,

  • The procedures used to hold out a threat evaluation, determine dangers and implement a plan to cut back and mitigate hazards each within the office and on web site
  • The identification, utility and care of diagnostic instruments and gear used throughout the job function. E.g. diagnostic platforms, engine efficiency evaluation gear, electrical and hydraulic diagnostic gear particular to the trade sector labored inside.
  • The best way to learn and interpret complicated wiring and hydraulic circuit diagrams related to the trade sector labored inside and to narrate this data to logical fault discovering and prognosis
  • The underpinning restore ideas and practices used within the prognosis and restore of complicated technological techniques, and electro – hydraulic techniques
  • The best way to document data and talk concisely utilizing a spread of guide and digital methods. Usually this can embody recording diagnostic information, manufacturing of equipment situation studies, the preparation of out of season service studies, restore proposals and quotations, incident studies for producer’s service departments and the completion of set up and handover documentation.
  • The best way to entry and interpret technical information and the affect of operational situations within the prognosis and restore of present and rising expertise.
  • Strategies utilized in logical prognosis and verification of complicated equipment, plant and gear efficiency.
  • The best way to work professionally and interact in continuous skilled growth.

Ability Requirement: Technicians could have the flexibility to:

  • Interpret technical information, documentation and operational situations, and apply in keeping with the technician’s function.
  • Interpret and respect security process necessities, undertake threat evaluation and mitigation measures to safeguard, bystanders, most of the people, property and livestock.
  • To speak with and collect data from colleagues and clients using a spread of methods as acceptable to the viewers. This contains explaining technical issues in straight ahead phrases and asking questions to assemble the data required to carry out an environment friendly prognosis.
  • Reveal skilled buyer care practices as a person and workforce member. This contains; presentation of oneself, the work space, the corporate’s car and gear. treating clients and colleagues with respect and courtesy, supporting work colleagues, the corporate and its services
  • Set up and handover equipment, plant and gear, explaining its protected operation, upkeep and guarantee necessities, verification of optimum efficiency and the completion of handover documentation
  • Conduct superior upkeep, and the restore of technologically superior equipment and gear which usually could embody; energy models, energy trains, plant, equipment, gear and their parts.
  • Perform diagnostics, repairs and re-instatement of complicated merchandise and confirm conformity to producer’s specification.
  • Compile technical studies, restore proposals, quotations and incident studies
  • Preserve and restore complicated hydraulic techniques and their parts as acceptable to the sector.
  • Preserve, interrogate, calibrate and restore digital gear and techniques
  • Minimise equipment, plant and gear downtime by finishing up diagnostic and preventative upkeep effectively and successfully.

Land-based Service Engineering Technician’s occupational title will probably be prefixed by the trade sector labored inside e.g. Agricultural Engineering Technician, Development & Plant Technician, Out of doors Energy Gear Technician, Forestry Gear Technician or Mounted Plant and Gear Technician. LBSE Technicians present superior technical help and steerage throughout a various vary of straightforward and sophisticated equipment and gear related to the trade sector they work inside.


Security Orientation: Performs a proactive function within the identification, mitigation and avoidance of hazards. Able to giving clear steerage to subordinates on security essential actions and taking acceptable motion if others are appearing unsafely
Sturdy Work Ethic: Proactive, optimistic angle, motivated by the technician’s, reliable, moral, accountable and dependable.
Logical Method: Makes use of logical thought course of to construction and implement an environment friendly prognosis or motion plan to satisfy buyer and firm expectations and goals.
Drawback Fixing: Enjoys complicated downside fixing, Has the aptitude to determine the foundation explanation for the issue to forestall additional re-occurrences relatively than to restore the outcomes of the issue.
High quality Centered: An advocate of the availability of high quality service who strives to satisfy the expectations of the shopper and employer.
Accountability: Motivated to encourage others to develop and succeed via mentoring and setting an instance
Communicator: Can talk utilizing a technical vocabulary acceptable to the viewers. Establishes buyer’s expectations and may convey whether or not these are lifelike achievable outcomes and mediates dispute decision.
Staff Participant: Can work on personal initiative but in addition in a position to work together and talk successfully inside a workforce making use of a respectful skilled method.
Contributor to Profitability: Is absolutely aligned with the corporate goals, constantly making use of their talent, data and behaviours to additional the expansion of the corporate and its buyer base.
Adaptability: Is adaptable to adjustments in situations, applied sciences, conditions and dealing environments.
Self-Motivation: A motivated self-starter with a optimistic angle who motivates these round them
Dedication: Is dedicated to the goals of their employer and to the broader skilled requirements of the trade.


Usually 36-48 months



Assessment date:

After 3 years

Hyperlink to skilled registration:

Profitable completion of this apprenticeship will probably be accepted by the Establishment of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) as assembly the Engineering Councils necessities for Engineering Technician (EngTech) registration

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