Job description:

The AMRC are looking for a mechatronics maintenance technician to complete a Level 3 mechatronics maintenance apprenticeship to join their team. The candidate will help install, maintain and support machinery required for research activities taking place across the AMRC groups.

In this role, you will be responsible for assisting the AMRC Central team, with project scope and specification, engineering design work, machinery installation, and continued planned, periodic maintenance of various electrical, fluid and mechanical components and machines. This will include covering multiple sites and departments with the AMRC.

Following the completion of your apprenticeship and providing the candidate has shown a positive attitude, aptitude towards their workplace and educational responsibilities. There may be the opportunity and pathway to progress towards an engineering bachelor’s degree, or equivalent Level 6 qualification

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you will be expected to meet the following skills and qualities criteria:

  • Work independently to provide desired outcomes
  • Ability to make decisions confidently
  • Manage time effectively and ensure all work is completed to a high standard
  • High level of self-motivation to ensure all shop floor tasks are carried out to the AMRC’s exacting standards
  • Have a thorough understanding of the AMRC’s capability and current projects

Role & responsibilities:

The candidate will carry out a variety of planned periodic maintenance activities:

  • Provide electrical and electronic fault-finding tasks when required
  • Integration of electrical and mechanical hardware in automation systems
  • Automation cell building
  • Quality procedures
  • Generic work experience activities to consolidate previous learning

As an apprentice, you will receive due training to develop skills and experience in the following:

  • Adhere to AMRC Quality procedures
  • Installation of electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic and mechanical components to build fully functional control systems
  • Perform planned periodic maintenance on a variety of systems across the AMRC
  • Undertake shop floor activities to consolidate and reinforce previous learning
  • Participate in machine installations, commissioning and general shop floor activities
  • Attend relevant training and complete assignments as part of the apprenticeship programme along with off the job training elements
  • As a member of staff you will be encouraged to make ethical decisions in your role, embedding the University sustainability strategy into your working activities wherever possible
  • Any other duties, commensurate with the grade of the post

Skills required:

  • Ability to multitask
  • Attention to detail
  • Adapts quickly to change

Personal qualities the candidate must have:

  • Self-motivated
  • Task orientated
  • Ability to remain calm and effective during stressful times

Employer description:

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is a cluster of world-class centres for research into advanced manufacturing technologies used in the aerospace, power generation, medical and other high-value manufacturing sectors. The AMRC has more than 80 industrial partners, including global giants such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and Airbus, as well as small businesses.

The AMRC facility demonstrates how UK industry can meet ever-changing consumer demands for variation and mass customisation competitively by employing the most advanced manufacturing technologies, including robotics, advanced machine tools, sensor technology, additive layer manufacturing and augmented reality. We support professional registration with approved institutes and are accredited to support developing Engineers via Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS) with IMechE. The AMRC is also committed to supporting the talent and potential of women in engineering and has been awarded an Athena SWAN Charter – Bronze in recognition of advancing gender equality.

Things to consider:

During the first year you will be required to attend the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre in Sheffield, full time for an initial block of study.  You will return to your workplace one Friday per month.  After the initial block training you will attend the AMRC Training Centre for one day a week to undertake the knowledge study. The remaining four days will be spent in company learning on the job.

Please note the AMRC Training Centre reserves the right to close applications ahead of the published closing date.

Qualification Requirements:

Advanced Apprenticeships entry requirements

You will need both of the following:

  • GCSE English language C or 4 or above
  • GCSE Maths C or 4 or above.

Applicants are also required to successfully complete a series of assessments at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre, as well as an employer recruitment and selection process to secure a place on an apprenticeship programme.

Apprenticeship applications are open for 2024.

Apply now.