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NOCN EPA Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician

This NOCN EPA will assess the competency of an Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician apprentice against the Skills, Knowledge and Behaviors specified in the Standard.

  • Reference: Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician
  • Level: 3

Duration: 36-42 Months • Funding Band: 15 • Maximum Funding: £27,000


Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technicians cover seven roles: Electrical Technicians; Mechanical Technicians; Control & Instrumentation Technicians; Wind Turbine Technicians Electrical System and Process Control Technicians; Electromechanical Technicians and Plant Operations Technicians. They maintain safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment in many national infrastructure industries, including: power, food, chemical processing, resource refinement and exploration.

Technicians work throughout the diverse engineering industry and work may include operation and maintenance of plant, equipment and systems e.g. wind turbines, control systems, electrical processes. Technicians may undertake installation, testing, servicing, removal, replacement, maintenance and repair of equipment as part of planned preventative and reactive maintenance programmes. They may undertake decommissioning activities when plant is removed from service.

They will be responsible for the quality of their own work, possibly others’ and ensuring the work is completed safely, meets stakeholder quality, time and budget requirements, whilst maintaining the efficient running of plant, systems and equipment.

Entry requirements

Typically 3 GCSEs at grade C or higher including mathematics, English and science, or equivalent and/or relevant experience.


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