Typically 42 months
As a manufacturing technician you’ll provide specialist technical support for engineers, so that organisations can develop, test or produce new and existing products, processes or procedures to meet customer specification in terms of quality, cost and delivery.
You’ll gather information and data from a range of sources and analyse the information/data, make decisions, solve problems and produce/update technical documentation.
Manufacturing technicians can work in a wide range of industries, such as automotive, aerospace/airworthiness, chemical processing, land systems, marine and maritime defence.
Roles this programme is suited to:
- Manufacturing technician
- Manufacturing process technician
- Manufacturing development technician
- Mechanical manufacturing technician
- Engineering technician – manufacturing
- Quality technician
Key learning outcomes:
- Understanding core engineering principles
- Understanding manufacturing methods and their applications
- Principles of quality control and quality assurance
- Understanding how Industry 4.0 will impact organisations
- Reading and extracting relevant engineering and manufacturing related data and information
- Analysing and interpreting data and information
- Using project management and problem solving tools
- Using the approved process and quality compliance procedures
- Promoting the adoption of emerging technologies to optimise performance
- Championing the importance of environmental, health and safety management
Qualifications and certification:
Mandatory qualifications for this programme are:
- Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering or Manufacturing Operations
- Level 2 Functional Skills: Maths and English (if not already held)
On completion you may choose to register as an Engineering Technician, e.g. with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers or Institution of Engineering & Technology, which will support your career development.