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Overview of the role

Multi-skilled soldiers, combat engineers and tradesmen.

Military engineering construction technician

Details of standard

This standard has options. Display duties and KSBs for:

Occupation summary

A Royal Engineer is a technician and unique member of the Armed Forces with the option of selecting a construction related trade. They have five distinct roles that link together to enable them to undertake construction tasks in a military environment.

They are tradespersons working on construction sites in any part of the world. This can involve the erection of new buildings or repairing existing structures. The scope of works is wide, but includes everything from the erecting of masonry structures, the laying of non- specialist concrete, and other broad construction tasks; right the way through to the installation of all necessary fixtures and fittings and associated decoration, as well as repair and maintenance to existing damaged structures.

This will involve the underpinning military skills expected of any soldier and achieved prior to the commencement of the apprenticeship, these will include combat skills, correctly and safely responding to tactical situations, undertaking patrol duties as part of a section and, whilst working as part of a team, be able to accept responsibility, remaining calm at all times. Reinforced by an ability to accept responsibility for own and co-workers safety on a construction site. All this used in a potentially arduous and hostile environment requiring individuals to react to, and account for, a changing tactical situation in order to not only deliver the project, but maintain a safe environment on the construction site or in the workshop.

The Royal Engineer can expect to work globally in testing and potentially hostile environments. The construction environment differs from an industrial norm in that soldiers are required to deliver their construction skills in an ever changing and potentially hostile situation with minimal resources and support. Add to these demanding conditions, the physical environment in which they operate can be extremely challenging, far removed from their civilian counterpart. They must also be aware that the physical and tactical safety considerations will far exceed any civilian construction site, given that hostile forces may be operating around the construction site.

The skills gained in a Royal Engineers apprenticeship are directly transferable to the equivalent civilian trades. The apprenticeship is recognised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and completion of the apprenticeship will entitle the person to apply for a relevant CSCS card to enable them to work on civilian construction sites should they decide to leave the military. In addition, upon completion of their military service all servicemen and women have access to transitional modules and courses to assist them as they move into civilian life. These include – but are not limited to – refresher and progression courses related to their specific trade. Military servicemen and women are highly sought-after by civilian trade organisations due to the breadth of knowledge, skills and behaviours they bring from their time in the military.

Typical job titles include:

Royal engineer

Entry requirements

All soldiers entering onto one of the three options are required to have successfully completed phase 1 basic military training and phase 2A combat engineering training.

Core occupation duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 1 Undertake combat engineer tasks to support the formation requirements

S12

B3 B5

Duty 2 Carry out all combat engineering tasks safely and with due consideration for others, using necessary protective equipment and guiding unloading tasks

K1 K2 K3 K4 K5

S1 S6 S11 S13

B2 B3

Duty 3 Ensure all tasks meet the requirements laid down in any instructions/plans and that tasks meet any budgets set

K6 K7 K8

S2 S3 S4 S5 S7 S8 S9 S14 S15

B4

Duty 4 Deal with injuries appropriate to their severity

K10

S10

B2 B3 B4

Duty 5 Be prepared to take responsibility in cases where others are unable to continue with tasks adapting to the environment accordingly

S4 S5 S8 S15

B1 B2 B3

Duty 6 Communicate clearly at all levels ensuring the message has been understood

S1 S4

Option duties


Carpenter & Joiner duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 7 Undertake carpentry and joinery tasks as instructed ensuring the final product meets the requirements and comes in on budget

K15 K16 K17 K18

S16 S17 S18 S25 S26 S27 S28

Duty 8 Use all tools and resources efficiently and safely ensuring all tools are set and operated to given working parameters

K14 K19 K20 K21 K22 K23 K25 K26

S19 S21 S22 S23 S24 S25 S26 S27 S28

Duty 9 Comply with all relevant legislation and initiate and maintain the necessary paperwork

K23 K25

S20


Bricklayer & Concreter duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 10 Undertake bricklaying and concreting tasks as instructed ensuring the final product meets the requirements and comes in on budget

K27 K28 K29 K30 K33 K35 K36 K37

S29 S30 S31 S32 S33 S34

Duty 11 Be aware of specific health and safety legislation and possible hazards associated with bricklaying and concreting

K31 K32

Duty 12 Use and maintain tools specific to bricklaying and concreting safely and in accordance with legislation

K34


Building & Structural Finisher duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 13 Undertake building and structural finishing tasks as instructed ensuring the final product meets the requirements and comes in on budget

K39 K40 K41

S40 S41 S42 S43

Duty 14 Use all resources efficiently and ensure all requirements for painting, plastering and tiling are met without undue wastage whilst using necessary skills and where necessary paperwork is completed correctly

K41 K44

S37 S40 S41 S42 S43

Duty 15 Ensure all access platforms are used where necessary and that all relevant health and safety and legal requirements have been met when storing and using paints and adhesives whilst also maintaining all tools and equipment

K38 K39 K40 K42 K43 K45

S38 S39 S42


Plumbing & Heating Engineer duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 16 Undertake plumbing and heating tasks as instructed ensuring the final product meets the requirements and comes in on budget

K47 K49 K50

S44 S45 S48 S49 S50 S52

Duty 17 Use all resources efficiently and ensure all requirements for bending and joining pipes of all sorts are met without undue wastage

K48 K51 K52 K53 K57 K58 K60

S44 S53 S56 S57 S58 S59 S60 S61

Duty 18 Ensure all testing of installations installed and maintenance is carried out in a safe manner and that all relevant health and safety and legal requirements have been met

K52 K54 K55 K56 K59

S46 S47 S51 S54 S55


Plant Operator & Mechanic duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 19 Operate plant machines as instructed in a safe and efficient manner

K61 K63 K64 K65 K66 K68 K70 K74

S62 S63 S64 S65 S66 S68 S69 S70 S71 S72 S76 S80 S81

Duty 20 Ensure legal requirements are met when using plant, carry out all necessary paperwork and ensure that all safety precautions are taken and correct Personal Protective Equipment is worn

K62 K67 K69

S73 S74 S75 S77 S83

Duty 21 Identify faults and ensure plant is maintained to the correct standard, ensuring all procedures have been met when plant is prepared for road travel

K71 K72 K73

S66 S67 S70 S78 S79 S82

Duty 22 Carry out basic fault identification on the engine, the electrical system, the fuel system, the cooling system and the hydraulic system

K75

S82


KSBs

Knowledge

K1: The importance of site safety whilst being aware of the role of other site workers and their welfare Back to Duty

K2: The principles of waste management, disposal and environmental control in relation to environmental responsibilities, organisational procedures, manufacturers’ information, statutory regulations, official guidance and local requirements when working in foreign countries Back to Duty

K3: The different techniques and methods used to move, handle and store resources in the workplace and be aware of potential hazards involved with these resources Back to Duty

K4: Health and safety requirements for control equipment when undertaking work on site along with accident reporting when involved with, fires, spillages, injuries Back to Duty

K5: Safety requirements when working at height and below ground using relevant equipment Back to Duty

K6: The purpose of the work programme and why deadlines should be kept to in relation to progress charts, timetables and estimated times Back to Duty

K7: The importance of construction site reporting procedures and how changes in circumstances will impact on the works programme timetable Back to Duty

K8: The organisational procedures developed to report and rectify inappropriate information and unsuitable resources and how they can be implemented Back to Duty

K9: Organisational security procedures for tools, equipment and personal belongings in relation to site, workplace, unit, operative Back to Duty

K10: Complex first aid procedures in an emergency Back to Duty

K11: Safety and load bearing rules when constructing bridges to cross gaps of various sizes using existing materials and prefabricated sections Back to Duty

K12: Safety aspects and rules regarding the use of explosive and delivery of basic demolitions Back to Duty

K13: Environmental and health aspects needed for providing water supply to a given location including water storage Back to Duty

K14: The techniques of setting up and using of transportable cutting and shaping machines in the workplace Back to Duty

K15: First fixing components in the workplace including frames (door and/or window), linings (door and/or hatch), floor joist coverings (or flat roof decking), partitions (straight) Back to Duty

K16: Second fixing components in the workplace including side hung doors, mouldings (standard architrave, skirting), ironmongery, service encasement, wall and floor units/fitments, cladding Back to Duty

K17: Measuring, marking out, fitting, finishing, positioning and securing Back to Duty

K18: Characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with timber and timber based products and components, such as hardwood, softwood, Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) and other materials Back to Duty

K19: Safe work practices when using tools, resources and equipment in a manner not likely to cause injury should they trip and fall Back to Duty

K20: Working with tools away from the body to avoid injury Back to Duty

K21: What safety guards should be in place in accordance with machine instructions Back to Duty

K22: The correct selection of accessories for machines and the work being undertaken Back to Duty

K23: Identifying the correct maintenance requirements for accessories and how to report defects Back to Duty

K24: The characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with resources such as timber, timber boarding, manufactured sheet material, plastics, doors, mouldings, ironmongery, metals, frames, linings, wall and floor units/fitments, adhesives, sealants, fixings, associated ancillary items, hand and/or power tools and equipment Back to Duty

K25: Safe working practices and procedures and how to report problems when working on site undertaking numerous procedures Back to Duty

K26: The specific hazards associated with carpentry and joinery resources and methods of work Back to Duty

K27: Techniques for setting out and erecting masonry structures in the workplace Back to Duty

K28: Techniques for placing and finishing non-specialist concrete in the workplace Back to Duty

K29: Characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with resources in relation to concreting, fabric reinforcing, timber, plywood, proprietary slab edgings, fixings, bricks, blocks, mortars, frames, insulation, damp-proof barriers, lintels, fixings, ties, hand and powered tools and equipmen Back to Duty

K30: The correct use of bricklaying and concreting resources and how problems associated with these specific resources are managed and reported Back to Duty

K31: Potential hazards associated with bricklaying and concreting resources and methods of work Back to Duty

K32: Specific health and safety practices that include any specific procedures, problem solving and the establishment of the authority needed to rectify them covering all aspects of the trade Back to Duty

K33: Examples of the above aspects transporting, laying, compacting, curing and protecting concrete with tamped, floated, brushed and towelled finishes, placing fabric reinforcement, concrete mix ratios (volume and gauge boxes), placing concrete into formwork and shuttering, forming slab edging, using hand tools and ancillary equipment and setting out and erecting structures Back to Duty

K34: Tools and equipment maintenance when setting out and erecting masonry structures Back to Duty

K35: Non-specialist concrete and be able to describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage Back to Duty

K36: Field defence construction and the requirements for reinforcing and strengthening fortifications in a hostile environment Back to Duty

K37: Engineering principles to repair existing masonry structures to render them safe and prevent further collapse Back to Duty

K38: Access/working platforms in the workplace including for use in building maintenance (carpentry), building maintenance (painting & decorating), building maintenance (tiling), building maintenance (plastering), building maintenance (trowel occupations), building maintenance (roofing), building maintenance (glazing) Back to Duty

K39: The characteristics, quality, uses, limitations and defects associated with the following resources ladders/crawler boards, stepladders/platform steps, trestles, proprietary staging/podiums, proprietary towers, mobile scaffolding towers, protections equipment and notices, tools and ancillary equipment, water-borne and solvent- borne coatings Back to Duty

K40: Further characteristics, quality, uses, limitations and defects: primers, intermediate coatings (undercoats) and finishes (single pack coatings), single-product systems (e.g. emulsions, varnishes), solvent/thinners, knotting, proprietary sealers, brushes, rollers Back to Duty

K41: Final characteristics, quality, uses, limitations and defects: protective sheeting and masking, cleaning agents, stripping materials and equipment, fillers and bonding agents, primers, surface treatment materials and waterproofing agents, sand, cement, lime and plaster renders, mesh, trims and fixings, wall and floor tiles, grout, adhesives, accessories, hand and/or powered tools and associated equipment Back to Duty

K42: Specific safe working practices and procedures to include: erecting and dismantling access equipment, preparing and painting surfaces, plastering, tiling to all types and angles of walls, glazing windows and/or doors, roofing structures, applying cement and lime renders, using tools and resources Back to Duty

K43: Further specific safe working practices and procedures to include: using waterproof membranes, fixing proprietary mesh and trims, applying movement joints, removing existing tiles and preparing background, forming reveals, sills and soffits (door and window openings), forming internal and external angles, fixing channels/form drainage, outlets Back to Duty

K44: The requirements for completing and maintaining records of actions taken to be included as part of the site hand over procedures Back to Duty

K45: The requirements for maintaining tools and equipment used when erecting and dismantling access/working platforms, applying paint systems using rollers and associated tools and equipment, preparing background surfaces for plastering, panelling or painting/decorating tiling wall and floor surfaces, glazing windows and doors and roofing structures Back to Duty

K46: Health and safety requirements for structures built for temporary occupation in a military environment Back to Duty

K47: Heat calculations, task requirements and resource requirements for tasks Back to Duty

K48: Causes and prevention of corrosion in plumbing systems Back to Duty

K49: Plumbing materials, their properties and the effects of heating on them along with the principles of heat in plumbing systems Back to Duty

K50: Marking out techniques and allowances for bend calculations Back to Duty

K51: Copper tube/plastic pipe, measuring, cutting, bending and joint techniques along with steel pipe threading and joining techniques Back to Duty

K52: Pipework insulation and protection systems along with the identification of pipe freezing techniques Back to Duty

K53: Preparation of floors Back to Duty

K54: Water systems and hydraulic testing and equipment Back to Duty

K55: Soundness testing and commissioning checks for water systems along with flushing water systems Back to Duty

K56: Requirements for decommissioning of water systems Back to Duty

K57: Electrical resistance calculations Back to Duty

K58: Requirements of rainwater and associated guttering Back to Duty

K59: Test and commissioning of guttering systems, above and below ground drainage systems and the hazards when working with them along with the maintenance Back to Duty

K60: Storage of waste water and treatment systems Back to Duty

K61: Extracting task requirements from a briefing, plan for a plant task, inside and out by day and night and interpret engineer drawings, sketches and specifications Back to Duty

K62: All current and applicable legislation, regulations, standards and instructions relevant to the operation of different Plant vehicles individual expected to operate Back to Duty

K63: Harbour area drills/tasks Back to Duty

K64: The capabilities and working principles of systems and controls of the Medium Wheeled Tractor (MWT), Light Wheeled Tractor (LWT), Medium Crawler Tractor (MCT), Medium Crawler Excavatot (MCE), Excavator Towed Ultra Light (ETUL) Back to Duty

K65: The purpose and application of ancillaries for the Medium Wheeled Tractor (MWT), Light Wheeled Tractor (LWT), Medium Crawler Tractor (MCT), Medium Crawler Excavatot (MCE), Excavator Towed Ultra Light (ETUL) Back to Duty

K66: The various techniques of transporting the Medium Wheeled Tractor (MWT) Back to Duty

K67: The purpose of route denial for all Plant the individual is expected to use Back to Duty

K68: The purpose of various bucket configurations for the Medium Crawler Excavatot (MCE) and the process for self recovery Back to Duty

K69: The procedures/processes for crossing equipment bridges Back to Duty

K70: The basic principles of compaction Back to Duty

K71: The repair, accident and breakdown procedures along with the process for refueling equipment Back to Duty

K72: The purpose of inspecting Steel Wire Rope (SWR) Back to Duty

K73: The legal requirements of plant on the public highway Back to Duty

K74: The working systems and controls of roller(s) and the cab and controls for the Light Dump Truck (LDT) and the Medium Dump Truck (MDT) Back to Duty

K75: Understand the basic fault identification on the engine, the electrical system, the fuel system, the cooling system and the hydraulic system of the plant being used Back to Duty

Skills

S1: Carry out work to military standards, as laid down by the on-site military design team. All works must be of quality, within budget Back to Duty

S2: Interpret information provided in drawings, specifications, schedules, method of statements, risk assessments, Manufacturers’ information and industry regulations governing construction Back to Duty

S3: Calculate quantity in relation to tools, resources, time, area and wastage associated with the work being undertaken Back to Duty

S4: Undertake basic project management process to include the bidding for necessary resources across long logistic chains, whilst avoiding wastage and all to be completed within the required time frame Back to Duty

S5: Undertake site supervision to ensure completion of task in a military (often hostile) environment , maintaining health and safety and a safe working environment Back to Duty

S6: Move, manage and store resources in the workplace in a safe manner Back to Duty

S7: Liaise with fellow workers, allied forces and outside agencies to meet local import/legislative requirements required when working in a foreign country Back to Duty

S8: Plan the sequence of work, using appropriate resources, in accordance with organisational procedures to ensure work is completed safely and efficiently Back to Duty

S9: Complete relevant documentation necessary to comply with local building regulations Back to Duty

S10: Demonstrate complex first aid procedures likely to save life in a given situation Back to Duty

S11: Oversee the preparation of resources safely for transport by land, sea or air and safely unload resources with the use of signaling Back to Duty

S12: Undertake core military combat engineering skills including: a. develop protective shelters including trench construction being aware of the relevant safety aspects of working below ground b. construct bridges to cross gaps of various sizes using improvised existing materials as well as prefabricated modular bridge components c. use explosives to undertake basic demolitions d. be able to construct a water supply system from a raw source (such as a river) utilising engineering skills to provide water storage and delivery Back to Duty

S13: Use personal protective equipment relevant to the task and the tactical situation Back to Duty

S14: Communicate effectively to the rest of the team and with management Back to Duty

S15: Be adaptable to environment being worked in Back to Duty

S16: Select resources necessary to undertake a task which will include materials, components and fixings, tools, equipment and accessories Back to Duty

S17: Protect the work and its surrounding area whilst minimising damage and maintain a clean work space Back to Duty

S18: Prepare timber and timber structures to be included in engineering projects. This will include the ability to measure, mark out, fit, fix, position and secure fittings Back to Duty

S19: Set up and use transportable cutting and shaping machines in the workplace Back to Duty

S20: Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation in relation to the safe use of access equipment, safe handling of materials, safe use and storage of materials, tools, equipment and ancillaries Back to Duty

S21: Use, maintain and store materials, hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment in a safe manner Back to Duty

S22: Set up and use safely drills, planes, biscuit joiners and disc cutters Back to Duty

S23: Set up and use safely cutting tools including saws such as: circular, chop, mitre, bench, jig, reciprocating, alligator and scroll saws Back to Duty

S24: Set up and use wood shaping tools including a thicknesser, sander (orbital, belt, disc), router, laminate trimmer, and grinder to given working instructions Back to Duty

S25: Install first fixing components according to instructions in the workplace including frames (door and window), door linings, floor joist coverings, partitions (straight) Back to Duty

S26: Install second fixing components in the workplace including measuring, marking out, fitting, finishing, positioning, securing side hung doors, mouldings (standard architrave), ironmongery, service encasement, wall and floor units/fitments, and cladding Back to Duty

S27: Construct field defences (i.e. trench work and sangers) using necessary wood reinforcing to strengthen the structure in the form of frameworks and shuttering Back to Duty

S28: Manufacture wooden shoring in unstable buildings to render buildings safe for temporary occupation Back to Duty

S29: Erect masonry structures in the workplace in brick and block and/or local materials for the cavity wall structures, block work structures, solid wall structures, door and window openings and joint finishes Back to Duty

S30: Set out regular shaped structures to given working instructions in brick, block and local material Back to Duty

S31: Lay concrete to given working instructions for concrete slabs/bases/foundations (footing, oversites or paths), form slab edging and position reinforcement Back to Duty

S32: When placing and finishing non-specialist concrete demonstrate measuring, marking out, laying, compacting, finishing, positioning and securing Back to Duty

S33: Finish concrete to the given working instructions for concrete slabs/bases (footing, oversites or paths), form slab edging, position reinforcement and form surface finish (tamped, floated, brushed and trowelled Back to Duty

S34: When field defences are required (i.e. trench work and sangers) construct the necessary brickwork to be undertaken to strengthen the structure using brick, block, local materials or concrete Back to Duty

S35: Demonstrate skills when erecting, moving, positioning, dismantle and store access/working platforms in the workplace for building maintenance (carpentry), building maintenance (painting & decorating), building maintenance (tiling), building maintenance (plastering) Back to Duty

S36: Further skills to demonstrate: building maintenance (trowel occupations) in a safe and efficient manner using ladders/crawler boards, stepladders/platform steps, proprietary towers, trestle platforms, mobile scaffold towers, proprietary staging/podiums Back to Duty

S37: Demonstrate work skills when mixing, pouring, diluting, loading, laying-on, laying-off, cutting and applying paint systems by brush and/or roller Back to Duty

S38: Apply water-borne and/or solvent-borne coatings to internal and/or external surfaces for industrial and/or non-industrial situations, to given working instructions, for linear/trim/narrow runs and broad areas by brush and/or roller Back to Duty

S39: Safely store the materials, tools and equipment used when applying paint systems by brush and/or roller and when preparing background surfaces for plastering, tiling, panelling or painting/decorating and when tiling wall and floor surfaces Back to Duty

S40: Prepare background surfaces for plastering, tiling, panelling or painting and decorating in the workplace Back to Duty

S41: Demonstrate measuring, marking out, washing, stripping/scraping, abrading/keying, hacking, cutting out, removing, mixing, filling, levelling/flattening, brushing down, priming when preparing background surfaces for plastering, tiling, panelling or painting/decorating Back to Duty

S42: Prepare new or existing background surfaces for plastering and/or tiling and/or panelling and/or painting/decorating to given working instructions for previously plastered, tiled, panelled or painted/decorated surfaces, brick, block, concrete, render or plaster, manufactured board, wood, metal Back to Duty

S43: Fix tiles to vertical, horizontal and inclined surfaces to given working instructions on wall and floor surfaces, reveals, sills and soffits (door and/or windows), floor drainage and outlets, fixture of appropriate accessories Back to Duty

S44: Erect a waste pipe frame Back to Duty

S45: Install a sink, wash hand basin and bath a close coupled toilet and cold water cistern, bowl urinal and trough urinal along with a boosted shower system and shower tray then connect shower, toilet, urinal, sink/basin and bath to primary ventilated stack system Back to Duty

S46: Check test and commission sanitation appliances, diagnose and repair faults on sanitation appliances, gravity shower unit and pumped shower unit Back to Duty

S47: Maintenance of cold water components and the repair of leaks on cold water systems and test cold water pipework along with soundness testing on cold water systems and install insulation Back to Duty

S48: Install an electric shower, conduct electrical tasks and connecting electric shower to power supply Back to Duty

S49: Install hot water system to components, storage cylinder, immersion heater and connect Y-plan and S-plan heating controls also test hot water pipework systems, carry out soundness testing and restore faulty hot water systems Back to Duty

S50: Install copper, steel and plastic pipework and hang a radiator Back to Duty

S51: Test and commission, power flush and restore faulty heating system Back to Duty

S52: Conduct heating calculations Back to Duty

S53: Calculate bend allowance and produce a slow bend in plastic pipework and carry out Butt welding on Medium Density Polyethyene (MDPE) and High Density Polythyene (HDPE) pipe Back to Duty

S54: Use hydraulic test equipment Back to Duty

S55: Commission and decommission water systems Back to Duty

S56: Procure materials and consumables for the task and select, inspect and use hand tools/equipment and power tools safely Back to Duty

S57: Cut copper tube to length Back to Duty

S58: Bend copper tube and Low Carbon Steel pipe 90’,double/double set, crank set, half crank, two angled set and bending in two plains Back to Duty

S59: Lift floorboards and notch joists Back to Duty

S60: Join copper tubes, plastic pipes and low carbon steel pipe Back to Duty

S61: Combine copper, plastic and Low Carbon Steeel frame Back to Duty

S62: Interpret working drawings, comply with task standards advise on plant tasks, carry out all tasks using safe working practices and applicable safety equipment and carry out harbour area drills/tasks Back to Duty

S63: Operate the current in-use Medium Wheeled Tractor (MWT), Light Wheeled Tractor (LWT), Medium Crawler Tractor (MCT), Medium Crawler Excavator (MCE), Excavator, Towed, Ultra Light (ETUL), Engineer Construction Plant (ECP), Light Dump Truck (LDT) Back to Duty

S64: Carry out pre-start and post start checks, stopping and closedown procedures on all vehicles to be operated by Military Engineering Construction Technician Plant Operator Mechanic along with periodic service and lubrication of all points of the ancillaries also carry out wheel changing procedures Back to Duty

S65: Operate travel controls, forks and bucket smoothly and safely and carry out banksman/operator duties on all relevant vehicles to be operated by Military Engineering Construction Technician Plant Operator Mechanic Back to Duty

S66: Level an area, form a stockpile, construct a raised platform, load dump trucks, lift transport and lower loads, using lifting eyes using the Medium Wheeled Tractor Back to Duty

S67: Prepare Medium Wheeled Tractor and Light Wheeled Tractor for road travel Back to Duty

S68: Operate the backactor of Light Wheeled Tractor in various roles and excavate various configurations of trench and various configurations of field defences Back to Duty

S69: Using the Light Wheeled Tractor level an area, form a stockpile, excavate below ground level (front end) and load dump trucks Back to Duty

S70: Load/unload Light Wheeled Tractor, Medium Crawler Tractor, Excavator Towed Ultra Light and Medium Crawler Excavator onto current in-use trailers Back to Duty

S71: Excavate below ground level, level an area, form a ditch by angle dozing, form a downhill/uphill cut. form a stockpile using a Medium Crawler Tractor and carry out winching/ripper operations Back to Duty

S72: Form a stockpile, excavate an anti-vehicle ditch, excavate below ground level, load dump trucks and bank batter slopes using Medium Crawler Excavator and set it up for lifting duties Back to Duty

S73: Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for a plant task Back to Duty

S74: Make entries in plant documentation Back to Duty

S75: Check tools and equipment using Complete Equipment Schedule Back to Duty

S76: Identify the component parts of roads and airfields along with construction pegs and boards Back to Duty

S77: Carry out the process for demanding, receipting and returning C class vehicles Back to Duty

S78: Carry out operator servicing and maintenance on Steel Wire Ropes (SWR) Back to Duty

S79: Clean equipment using high pressure water jets and refuel equipment from static and mobile sources Back to Duty

S80: Carry out compaction task using Engineer Construction Plant Back to Duty

S81: Manoeuvre the Light Dump Truck on a construction site Back to Duty

S82: Carry out basic fault identification on the engine, the electrical system, the fuel system, the cooling system and the hydraulic system Back to Duty

S83: Determine Health & Safety requirements for plant tools, materials and storage and use common and current in-use tools and compressed air/hydraulic tools Back to Duty

Behaviours

B1: An alert and tactical awareness prior to, during and after any construction project in a hostile environment and be able to adapt to a changing environment Back to Duty

B2: The willingness to take charge of a situation should it be required Back to Duty

B3: The initiative to adapt, develop and overcome any situation that may arise during a task whilst maintaining a military approach Back to Duty

B4: A responsible attitude towards own and others safety in the workplace Back to Duty

B5: A strong Team spirit and Corps values Back to Duty


Qualifications

English & Maths

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.

Professional recognition

This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:

  • CSCS for Card Scheme


Additional details

Occupational Level:

3

Duration (months):

18

Review

This apprenticeship standard will be reviewed after three years

Status: Approved for delivery
Level: 3
Reference: ST0414
Version: 1.2
Date updated: 18/11/2020
Approved for delivery: 31 July 2018
Route: Construction
Typical duration to gateway: 18 months (this does not include EPA period)
Maximum funding: £11000
Options: Carpenter & Joiner, Bricklayer & Concreter, Building & Structural Finisher, Plumbing & Heating Engineer, Plant Operator & Mechanic
Trailblazer contact(s): Peter.Capon@btinternet.com
Employers involved in creating the standard: The Army Royal Engineers
LARS Code: 315

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Version log

Version Change detail Earliest start date Latest start date Latest end date
1.2 Funding band revised 09/11/2020 Not set Not set
1.1 End-point assessment plan and standard revised 16/07/2020 08/11/2020 Not set
1.0 Approved for delivery 31/07/2018 15/07/2020 Not set