The Controls apprentice is a key member of the LTS Support Team and vital in the continued successful support of our live sites.
Apprentices will learn all aspects of controls engineering and form part of LTS support teams.
Throughout your apprenticeship, you will produce electrical circuit diagrams, technical specifications, and SCADA screens and prepare, emulate, commission, and verify the PLC code. You will need to be fully conversant with electrical controls theory and practice to current standards. You will also spend time within the customer support team assisting the PLC team with customer issues.
You will also effectively communicate with LTS Manager(s) and technical specialist(s). You will promote a continuous improvement culture; focusing on your personal development, ensuring that you are working efficiently while following our group standards.
Fulltime college studying a Level 3 Diploma in AME (Advanced Manufacturing Engineering – Product Design and Development) With block release on BTEC level 3 Diploma in Engineering
Years 2 – 4
Learn and have exposure to all the types of PLC codes that TGW has installed.
Spend time on a resident site.
Learn how the customer support PLC team operates.
Creating SCADA (.SAV) layouts and configuration
Emulation model creation
PLC Software and hardware configuration preparation
Work on PLC area(s) and or products, ensuring that PLC hardware is set up and any electrical issues are identified and corrected
Spend time with the realisation controls commissioning teams.
Identify and rectify any hardware & electrical faults
Documenting changes to electrical drawings
Actively work with the LTS Technical Specialist(s), LTS Hotline support, and Warehouse Control Personnel.
Communicate with the Technical Specialists, LTS Managers (s), and wider LTS team
Update all check sheets and progress trackers according to processes
Follow the software revision and backup process as required
To comply with all current health & safety legislation and promote a positive health & safety culture
Be an ambassador providing support to TGW NE LTS Department and actively promote company standards and best practice
Work with the LTSD apprentice Manager(s) and wider team to develop and maintain best practices and guidance. Promoting both, continuous process improvements and efficiency
Actively manage self-development.
To be successful in your application, you may have some electrical/mechanical experiences but certainly an interest in engineering. You will have a willingness to learn, commitment to your studies, and be a problem solver.
You will enjoy travel, a challenge, and be an excellent communicator.
We offer an enthusiastic person the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in a growing industry.
You will come out of your apprenticeship with the skills to be able to start a fantastic career in your chosen field.
Whilst learning you will be earning a competitive salary, gaining knowledge from industry experts and understanding how the workplace functions.