Electrical Maintenance, Controls & Instrumentation Technician Apprentice – KTS Wire Industries Ltd (LS27 0BN)

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Maintenance engineers ensure maximum availability of machinery to production through PPM’s and defect rectification in a timely manner. The machinery within SG’s factory is diverse and ranges from 1970’s technology to modern state of the art technology. Electrical wise the machinery ranges from 0.5KW AC motors to 100KW DC motors.


Duties will include:

  • Complete Planned Preventative Maintenance on the site’s various production machinery
  • Carry out defect rectification of machinery in a timely manner
  • Establish Root Cause Analysis of machinery breakdowns
  • Participate in occasional machinery installations / moves and commissioning / decommissioning of machinery either as part of SG team or working with OEM’s / SME’s
  • Help with identifying and developing machinery and production improvements
  • Comply with site’s Safe System Of Work
  • Participate in factory’s ‘5 S’ routines

About the Employer

KTS Wire Ltd take great pride in maintaining the company’s position as a leading manufacturer of plain carbon, alloy and stainless steel, rolled and shaped wires. KTS has practical knowledge and skills developed over more than half a century of manufacture in both consumer and industrial markets. When coupled with individual expertise and technical excellence, this experience ensures that the services and products offered achieve the high standards demanded by today’s market.

Training to be Delivered

Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • This apprenticeship will be delivered through a mixture of college and work based learning. Successful candidates will attend our Printworks Campus one day per week to learn the skills/ knowledge required to be successful within this role. They will also receive a visit once a month in their place of work from their assessor, where delivery will take place on a one to one basis
  • Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technicians covers 7 roles: Electrical Technicians; Mechanical Technicians; Control & Instrumentation Technicians; Wind Turbine Technicians Electrical System and Process Control Technicians; Electromechanical Technicians and Plant Operations Technicians
  • They will maintain the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment in one or more of the following Industries that are part of or have activities that are part of the broader national infrastructure Engineering Sector. Employers must satisfy themselves that apprentices are ready for their end point assessment
  • Apprentices must demonstrate that they meet the following criteria:
  • Achieved a minimum Level 2 English and maths
  • Satisfactory completion of the formal training plan agreed with the apprentice by the employer
  • Sufficient evidence in the form of a portfolio to allow the apprentice to consistently demonstrate knowledge, skills and behaviours as described in the standard
  • Complete a minimum of 20% of their contracted hours allocated to off the job training. The end-point assessment is synoptic and takes place at the end of the apprentice’s learning and development (final three months). It will consist of a performance assessment in the workplace – logbook / portfolio of evidence
  • Knowledge/practical assessments and assignments. These are carried out after the apprentice has met the required criteria to pass the Gateway process. The apprenticeship is graded a pass, distinction or fail based on performance in the end-point assessment

Functional Skills qualifications (If required)

  • Functional Skill in English
  • Functional Skill in maths
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

This standard will meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) by an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution.

Vacancy Details

Vacancy Location


Apprenticeship Level

Level 3

Employer Name

KTS Wire Industries Ltd

Employer Address

Howley Park Road
LS27 0BN

Expected Duration

36 months

Working Week

Shifts to be confirmed

Weekly Hours


Wage Amount

£192.40 Weekly

What You Need

Desired Qualifications

5 x GCSE Grades A-C / 8-4 including maths and English or equivalent

Desired Skills

  • Computer literate with a knowledge of Microsoft programmes i.e. excel, word, powerpoint

Personal Qualities

  • Good work ethic with a willingness to learn
  • Good punctuality and good attendance a must
  • Have a good Electrical & Mechanical awareness
  • Being a good problem solver with an analytical thought process
  • Ability to work alone as well as being part of a team

Future Prospects

On completion of a successful apprenticeship, employees will have the opportunity to progress within a thriving organisation in a number of quality and technical areas

Date Posted


Leeds City College