Science manufacturing process operative (level 2)
Operating science industry manufacturing equipment.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to GCSE.
- Typical duration
- 18 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Engineering and manufacturing
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
- Also known as
- Applications operator
- Aseptic operation process operator
- Batch maker
- Chemical plant process operator
- Manufacturing process operator
- Powder handling operative
- Primary process operator
- Process operator
- Process support operator
- Production process operator
- Sterile operations process operator
Skills an apprentice will learn
- Follow procedures in line with process industry health and safety regulations, standards, and guidance.
- Follow procedures in line with process industry environmental and sustainability regulations, standards, and guidance.
- Follow work instructions.
- Follow process manufacturing standard operating procedures.
- Conduct material preparation for example, measure, weigh, mix and load materials.
- Check and set up science process industry tools, plant, or equipment.
- Use science process industry tools, plant, or equipment required for task.
- Monitor process manufacturing and take corrective actions to meet specification.
- Apply product quality assurance procedures for example, take product samples, inspect products.
- Conduct end of process procedures for example, finish, pack, label, discharge, move, and store batches.
- Collect and interpret information.
- Identify and resolve or report issues.
- Store materials, monitor, and rotate stock.
- Comply with housekeeping procedures for example, clean equipment and machinery, tidy work area.
- Identify and segregate resources for reuse, recycling, and disposal.
- Apply basic continuous improvement techniques for example, 5Why's, S5, and KAIZEN.
- Perform simple calculations for example, raw material quantity and production calculations.
- Record information (text and data) - paper based or electronic for example, quality control documentation, cleaning logs, handover notes, stock inventory systems.
- Communicate with colleagues verbally.
- Use information technology for example, digital manufacturing management systems, virtual learning platforms, word processing, and email. Comply with GDPR and cyber security procedures.
- Apply team building principles.
- Carry out and record learning and development.
Full information on Science manufacturing process operative (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.
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