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Apprenticeship training course

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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