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Apprentice Mechatronics Maintenance Technician

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Mechatronics Maintenance Technician based in Preston.

Mechatronics Maintenance Technicians ensure that plant and equipment perform to the required standard to facilitate production targets regarding Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost within High Value Manufacturing environments.

Dewlay Cheesemakers is a third–generation family cheesemaking and cheese packing business based in Garstang, Lancashire.

The Company produces a range of Award–winning cheeses within a Best in Class facility for a range of UK and oversees customers. To meet further business growth and continued site investment, we are now looking for mechatronics apprentices to complete a level 3 engineering technician apprenticeship. A four year apprenticeship, your first year will be spent in full time off site training with site keep in touch days once a month, before then spending three years on site as well as any continued learning.

As part of the engineering team, in time you will help shape and influence an innovative family run business built on strong family values and culture.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in ensuring the smooth operation and maintenance of a modern food manufacturing site.
  • Assist in providing front line breakdown support to return equipment back to service as quickly as possible.
  • Carry out planned and preventative maintenance to agreed schedule.
  • Learn to read and interpret data and technical drawings and plans.
  • Work alongside members of the engineering team to gain experience and knowledge from them.
  • Assist in performing fault diagnosis on electrical, mechanical and process control systems.
  • Maintain accurate records of maintenance activities and repairs.
  • Comply with health and safety and food safety requirements when undertaking works.

Training to be provided

  • L2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing (Foundation Competence).

  • L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competencies) Mechatronics Maintenance Technician.

  • L3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge).

About Dewlay Cheesemakers Limited

Dewlay Cheesemakers is a third-generation family cheesemaking and cheese packing business based in Garstang, Lancashire.

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