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Materials process engineer (degree) (level 7)

Controlling and managing the complex manufacturing processes for different materials

Level
7
Equivalent to master’s degree
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
£17,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Casting engineer
  • Coastings engineer
  • Engineer e.g. Welding engineer
  • Fellow
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Product engineer
  • Senior(domain specialist)
  • Subject matter expert
  • Surface treatement engineer
  • Technologist
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Work within a team environment. This may include acting as a team leader with people management skills. They undertake risk analysis and problem solving on behalf of the team.
  • Communicate and present information appropriately and effectively taking account of target audience
  • Apply appropriate programme management tools. Typically this would include a RACI chart, Project Plans, Load and Capacity analysis and cost analysis.
  • Actively listen and explain clearly and appropriately to target audience
  • Mentor and support others using coaching skills and actively support continuous professional development.
  • Use Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis tool kit appropriately
  • Operate and control process equipment using continuous improvement methodologies
  • Apply process control procedures correctly and effectively
  • Apply appropriate negotiation techniques effectively
  • Make appropriate use of statistical tools eg Minitab, excel, DMAIC
  • Make appropriate use of problem solving tools eg 8D, 5 whys
  • Apply change control tools and practices
  • Apply risk management tools and techniques
  • Demonstrate correct application of Value Stream Mapping tools
  • Correct use of specialist equipment and process knowledge

Full information on Materials process engineer (degree) (level 7) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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