Maintenance Technical Officer

Working as a Maintenance Technical Officer, employees: develop maintenance schedules and manage projects; develop operational procedures and systems; implement safe working practices and environmental procedures; manage and supervise others and; coordinate work activities of individuals and/or teams.

Summary of Training

  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Use hand tools
  • Use power tools/hand held operations
  • Conduct technical inspection of process plant and equipment
  • Test and commission electrical equipment
  • Troubleshoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • Solve problems in D.C. circuits
  • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines
  • Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
  • Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations
  • Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
  • Solve problems in low voltage A.C. circuits
  • Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuit
  • Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures
  • Apply Occupational, Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Maintain quality systems within the team
  • Apply quality systems to work
  • Facilitate workplace communication
  • Monitor implementation of quality control for production and maintenance
  • Monitor and implement environmental site plans and procedures
  • Control permit to work operations
  • Plan and organise work
  • Coordinate team activities
  • Manage Work, Health and Safety policy and procedures
  • Produce maintenance strategies for generation production plant
  • Produce maintenance plans for generation production plant
  • Manage an information or knowledge management system
  • Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • Perform routine manual metal arc welding
  • Weld using manual metal arc welding process
  • Weld using gas metal arc welding process
  • Apply welding principles
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding
  • Select welding processes
  • Apply safe welding practices
  • Use tools for precision work
  • Perform equipment condition monitoring and recording
  • Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
  • Install and maintain industrial pipe work
  • Maintain mechanical valves
  • Maintain mechanical pumps
  • Repair and fit engineering components
  • Conduct single energy source isolation procedures for permit to work
  • Perform welding supervision
  • Conduct multiple energy source isolation procedures for permit to work
  • Manage permit to work system
  • Manage commissioning and decommissioning
  • Manage quality control procedures
  • Monitor power generation plant reliability
  • Manage environmental management systems
  • Manage operational strategies for power production

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

Job Pathways

Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector

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Industry Group
Energy & Utilities

Work Type
Conventional & Organising
Manual & Realistic

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Commencements Change

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Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 2/8/2022. AATIS analysis.

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Maintenance Technical Officer - UEP50318
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(Nominal Duration)

Part Time
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