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Construction equipment maintenance mechanic (level 2)

Service, maintain and repair the wide range of construction-based equipment used within the construction and allied industries.

Level
2
Equivalent to GCSE
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
£10,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Maintenance engineer
  • Mobile engineer
  • Plant fitter
  • Plant mechanic
  • Workshop fitter
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Working area preparation including workshop, facility and construction site-based to carry out maintenance activities on construction-based equipment.
  • Identify, handle and store required resources, tools and equipment necessary to maintain construction-based equipment, reporting shortages/incomplete stock as appropriate
  • Configure, set, rig and prepare the plant or equipment safely and efficiently for the accessing, handling and removal of typical components, including the use of securing, jacking and lifting aids for supporting, securing and handling purposes.
  • Disconnect, detach and/or remove a wide range of components and ancillary equipment Safely and efficiently from construction-based equipment, including using lifting, securing and handling aids.
  • Dismantle worn, damaged or faulty parts, components and equipment
  • Overhaul, repair, renovate or repair worn, damaged or faulty parts, components and equipment
  • Replace and reinstate worn, damaged or faulty construction equipment parts
  • Assemble, connect, attach and refit a comprehensive range of new of repaired construction-based equipment components and ancillary equipment
  • Checks of static and operational performance on repaired construction-based equipment to ensure full safe functional activity prior to handover and re-commissioning to operation
  • Basic visual inspections on construction-based equipment both in a workshop, facility and site-based environments to identify potential issues and problems
  • Specified testing activities on construction-based equipment both in a workshop, facility and site-based environments that ensure correct and safe functional effectiveness
  • Produce one-off components against given information and specifications that requires fabrication and welding activities
  • Repair or modify existing components from construction-based equipment which requires heating, welding and brazing
  • Install and commission construction-based equipment on site-based environments for operational activities
  • Basic fault-finding and diagnostic activities on hydraulic, electric, mechanical and pneumatic systems to identify existing problems on construction-based equipment.
  • Complete organisational reports to confirm and document the work activity that was undertaken and inform employer and clients of work progress and problems encountered.
  • Source, extract, identify, interpret and apply technical information from workshop-type manuals, given verbal information, organisational and manufacturers’ literature and documentation, both on and off-line
  • Working activities in compliance with legislation, regulations, best practice and organisational requirements in the construction, industrial, quarrying, hire, port, mining and other allied environments

Full information on Construction equipment maintenance mechanic (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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