Plastic Omnium – Apprentice Tool & Die Maintenance Technician


Apprenticeship summary

Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship (4 yrs) during which time you will attend our Training Centre on block release followed by day release for training and further education. The remainder of your time will be spent with your employer, training in Engineering.

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Closing date: May 19, 2024

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Date posted:
April 18, 2024
Possible start date:
September 16, 2024
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Working alongside experienced and qualified staff, you will learn all aspects of Toolmaking. Working under Supervision, you will work towards being responsible for the following tasks:

  • Using and interpreting Engineering data and documentation to include 2D drawings of tool assemblies, specific parts, 3D cad data of mould tools.
  • Highlight potential tooling issues and find a suitable way to disassemble mould tools, Standard working instruction documenation, Tool preventative maintenance documentation  and schedules.
  • Tool specific cooling circuit diagrams, Hydraulic circuit diagrams, critical spares lists, hot runner systems & diagrams.
  • Carrying out checks and maintenance as outlined within the PPM (Planned, Preventative Maintenance) scheme.
  • Fault diagnosis and repair on Injection mould tools.
  • Use internal PC based system to log faults and repairs.
  • Understand engineering drawings and 3D CAD data to interpret and analyse tooling faults and aid in ther respective repairs in order to maintain production requirements.
  • Work cohesively with the engineering team.
  • Level 3 Engineering Technician – Toolmaker at North West Training Council, Liverpool.
  • Block release for 42 weeks; remainder spent with employer.
  • A Technical training assessor will support you throughout your apprenticeship.
  • NWTC in Liverpool will deliver your training and monitor your Apprenticeship on a regular basis to ensure you achieve the standards required including; core skills, knowledge and occupational behaviours in preparation for gateway / End Point Assessment.
  • Qualifications include;
    • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
    • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Toolmaker, Tool and Die Maintenance
    • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) 
  • Expected progression onto a level 4 apprenticeship



OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE Plastic Omnium's operational excellence is recognized by customers thanks to the high standards applied in its 150 plants in 28 countries. The Company's operational excellence has been further enhanced by two levers: the increasing digitalization of production tools, to enhance plant efficiency and reduce environmental impact. From operators to plant managers, the teams on site are reinventing the digital plant of the future every day, always with pragmatism and in line with Plastic Omnium's culture. OMEGA: launched in the first half of 2020, this is an international transformation project led to improve working processes to make even greater gains in agility and competitiveness. Contributions to the ultimate objective will come from several areas: digitalization, data management, collaborative and industrial processes. OMEGA is a cross-functional project managed by a dedicated multidisciplinary team and involving all the Group’s businesses.


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Engineering technician (level 3)