This apprenticeship standard is in the process of being revised. In the meantime, the version below remains approved for delivery. Further details of this and other occupational standards in revision are available in the revisions status report.
Maintaining a range of machinery, plant and equipment in one sectors such as agriculture, forestry and horticulture.
LBSE Service Engineers will typically work on the employers premises under supervision and where appropriate and safe to do so work on their own initiative. They work on a diverse range of tasks and machinery, plant and equipment specific to their sector within the land-based engineering industry. For example these may include:
These operations typically take place under the supervision of a senior technician in the workplace or on the customer’s site, in which case work may be undertaken outdoors. The nature of the job role presents challenges ranging from routine maintenance to the repair of elementary mechanical faults. This requires a diverse blend of skills, industry underpinning knowledge and the disciplines required for environmental and safe working practice.
Employers set the selection criteria for their apprentices. Typically this will include English and mathematics GCSE’s at Grade C or equivalent. In addition it is desirable that the apprentice has a basic understanding of Information and Communication Technology.
Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the tests for level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end point assessment
Service engineers will have a thorough knowledge and understanding of:
The Land-based Service Engineering Service Engineer’s occupational title will be prefixed by the industry sector the Service Engineer works within, for example; Agricultural Service Engineer, Construction and Plant Service Engineer, Outdoor Power Equipment Service Engineer, Forestry Equipment Service Engineer or Fixed Plant and Equipment Service Engineer.
Land-based Service Engineering ‘Service Engineers’ are require to have a set of behaviours that will ensure success both in their role and in the overall company objectives, the required behaviours are:
A disciplined approach to compliance with Health and Safety guidance with a responsible attitude to risk regardless of the level of supervision. Risk adverse attitude to matters concerning the environment, property, personal safety and the safety of others.
Follows instructions and guidance, demonstrates attention to detail and applies approved checks throughout work activities to ensure compliance, employs a logical approach to problem solving and seeks opportunities to improve quality speed and efficiency
An open and honest communicator who recognises the need to use appropriate communication methods to express and receive information accurately in a timely positive and respectful manner.
Can work on their own initiative but also interacts and communicates effectively within a team applying a respectful professional manner and considering the implications of their own actions on other people and the business.
Willingness to Learn:
Can reflect on skills, knowledge and behaviours and seek opportunities to develop, adapt to different situations, environments or technologies and have a positive attitude to feedback and advice. Pays attention asks questions when supervisory instructions are not understood and recognises the limitations of personal responsibility
Typically 18 to 24 months
After three years
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|Approved for delivery. The funding band for this standard has been reviewed and remains at £18000 (Jan-2018).