Apprentice Maintenance Engineer

JJ Smith

IMPORTANT: This apprenticeship is only open to 16-24 year olds living in Knowsley. PLEASE NOTE: If you have been on the Knowsley Apprenticeship Programme previously you are unfortunately not eligible to apply. Please contact 0151 443 2261/2599 or email if you have any queries

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Weekly wage


Total hours per week

35 hours

Expected duration

Minimum 12 Months

Possible start date

01 Sep 2020


  • Carrying out checks and maintenance as outlined within the PPM (Planned, Preventative Maintenance) scheme
  • Be reactive to and carry out repair on breakdown
  • Electrical maintenance, wiring,
  • Monitor and interpret data to support efficiency of machinery
  • Fault diagnosis and repair on engineering systems & equipment
  • Conduct servicing of equipment including repair & replacement
  • Carry out reasonable instructions from Lead Engineers or Senior Managers
  • Ensure that all Health and Safety standards are maintained and that you show due diligence at all times
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures e.g. health and safety, training & development, quality, disciplinary & grievance and sickness & absence etc.
  • To carry out any other reasonable requests to meet the needs of the business

Working week

Monday - Friday

35 hour per week

Date posted

30 Jul 2020

Apprenticeship Level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship


1 available

Requirements and prospects


  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise work/tasks
  • Able to follow processes and adhere to instructions
  • Have good technical awareness
  • Have a ‘hands-on’ approach with good dexterity
  • Strong focus on working safely
  • Good attention to detail
  • Possibly have a hobby/interest in fixing/tinkering with mechanical devices/bikes/machines etc.
  • Good communicator
  • Problem solver
  • Ability to work well as part of a team, showing respect for others and listen to instructions from others
  • Practical and logical with a desire for problem solving
  • Able to work in confined spaces
  • Practically minded


Qualifications required/predicted 5 GCSE grades C / 4 or above or equivalent inc English, Maths and Science.

Personal Qualities

  • Enthusiastic with a desire to listen, learn, ask questions and be prepared to take on constructive criticism
  • Physically fit and able to climb ladders
  • Having a good, positive, ‘can do’ attitude
  • Personable, enthusiastic and trustworthy with integrity and respect for colleagues and customers
  • A willingness to learn
  • Relish the challenge of physical work
  • Have a good work ethic

Future Prospects

About the employer

Formed over 90 years ago, JJ Smith are now recognised as one of the premier suppliers of new and used woodworking machinery in the UK.

We are a 4th generation family owned and managed company, which means we can take the long view when offering equipment – many of our customers come back for replacement equipment 10 or 15 years later, and what we offer reflects the fact that we want repeat business over many years. We offer a huge range of new and used equipment from standard entry level classical machines to the latest ” state of the art ” touch screen CNC controlled window lines, and 5 axis machining centres

Training provider

Engineering Technician Level 3

Training framework

Level 3 Engineering Technician

Training provider

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by


0151 443 2261/2599

Application instructions

Application form to be completed via the Knowsley Apprentice website

Application closing date: 10 Aug 2020

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