Apprentice Mechanical Technician

The Oil & Pipelines Agency

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The Oil and Pipelines Agency is a Public Corporation formed by the Oil and Pipelines Act 1985. Our current primary purpose is to manage, operate and maintain 6 Naval Oil Fuel Depots and 1 Petroleum Storage Depot for the Secretary of State for Defence. The sites are spread across the UK, with 4 in Scotland, 2 on the south coast of England and the Petroleum Storage Depot is located in Cheshire. We have around 120 employees. Our Head Office is currently based in London at Aviation House, 1st Floor, Zone A, 125 Kingsway, London WC2B 6NH.
A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an apprentice Mechanical Technician to join our team at our Campbeltown Oil Fuel Depot, Kilkerran Road, Campbeltown, Argyll PA28 6RD.
The successful candidate will be enrolled on 3-4 year Mechanical Technician apprenticeship programme. The Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship Program is designed to develop your expertise across a breadth of operational and technical areas of the business. Your plant based training program is supported by the nationally recognised apprentice framework structure (PEO 2 SVQ/NC Mechanical Maintenance / SVQ Level 3). We support the apprentice framework / standard with all the relevant technical certi cates to enable the apprentices to develop their skills in all aspects of mechanical engineering. You will not only gain valuable skills and knowledge around Engineering but you will also learn all aspects about working within a COMAH Bulk Liquid Operations Site. In the area of Process Safety you will gain valuable insights into all aspects Process Safety study techniques, COMAH requirements, Human Factors and Functional Safety. We provide a positive environment together with a strong safety and team working culture. The programme is run in conjunction with Inverness College. The first year (30 weeks) will be based at Inverness College and structured around a term time framework with the successful candidate required to attend college over a number of weeks. Years two and three are based at the OFD Campbeltown under a mentorship programme.

Here are some of the tasks that the successful candidate will be doing:
• Routine maintenance of fuel storage equipment.
• Fault Finding and repair for OFD Campbeltown, including plant and equipment.
• Fixing faults or arranging for replacements to be installed.
• Overhauling and replacing parts according to schedule.
• Fit and assembly of mechanical components making use of appropriate machinery/hand tools.
• Be responsible for the filling out of Job sheets, planned maintenance cards.
• Carry out PPM and extra work requirements in adherence to set engineering standards in accordance with HASAWA requirements.
The starting salary is £11,000 per year (dependant of age raising to £18,000 in the final year of the apprenticeship). The hours are 07.30 am. until 16.00 pm. Monday to Friday (37 hours per week). Whilst this vacancy is for an Apprentice Mechanical Technician at our Campbeltown Depot, we offer opportunities for individuals to develop their careers across other aspects of the OPA business (Project Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Process Safety Engineer etc).
Our Engineering Apprentice Program will ensure a well-rounded exposure to all of these areas of Engineering and we will provide you with the opportunity to make a genuine impact in a company with a pioneering spirit. We are looking for Candidates who are hardworking, reliable, trustworthy and keen to learn and develop themselves within the Engineering and the Bulk Liquid Storage Industry. You need to be able to demonstrate good communication and problem solving skills and are able to work as part of a team.
You must have minimum quali cations of National 4/Intermediate1/Credit Standard Grade in Maths, English and a Science.

Contact: Mr Mathew Nicholson, Competency
Assurance Manager
Tel: 07590646757
Vacancy Closing Date 31 January 2018
Interview Start Date 1 March 2018
Possible Start Date August / September 2018

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