Mechanical Engineering Trainer

Job Description

Posted on: 
June 20, 2022

Reporting to the Engineering Director the role involves teaching, mentoring, coaching and assessing your learners to help meet the requirements of all primary stakeholders. Your learners and cohorts are specified by your Line Manager, with a secure record held on the Qualitrain MIS & E-Portfolio systems.


Mechanical Engineering Trainer Responsibilities

• Mechanical Engineering Techniques

• Engineering Mathematics & Science Principles

• Fitting & Assembly Techniques

• Lathe Techniques such as Setting & Machining Components

• Turning Techniques such as Setting, Preparing & Using

• Milling Techniques such as Setting, Preparing & Using

• How to Interpret Engineering Drawings

• CAD

• Maintenance of Mechanical Systems

• Monitoring & Fault Diagnosis of Engineering Systems


Safety & Safeguarding

• To ensure you are working in accordance with company safety procedures and guidelines

• To ensure you are working in accordance with company safeguarding procedures and

guidelines

• To ensure accidents or near misses are reported to the correct person in a timely manner,

(this is for your accidents & near misses)

• To ensure that any safeguarding incidents are reported to the correct person in a timely

manner, (this is for learners)

• To use all safety equipment or PPE correctly & for the purpose intended. Reporting any

replacements that you require to your Line Manager in a timely manner

• To complete risk assessments as needed within the Engineering Academy

• To complete customer risk assessments, (Qualitrain risk assessments for the classrooms you use when teaching on our customers premises)

• To complete funding provider Health & Safety vetting forms, (if requested)


Quality, Compliance & Standardisation

• To work in accordance with the company’s standard quality and compliance processes

• To use the approved resources when carrying out enrolment, training, coaching or

assessment. This will include the following:

o Sign up forms

o Initial Assessments in English, Maths and ICT (if required)

o Health & Safety Vetting form

o Attendance registers

o Individual Learning Plans

o Progress reviews

o Break in Learning form, (if required)

o Exit reviews and feedback forms, (learner and employer)

o Learning Milestone plan

o Syllabus

o Lesson plans

o Teaching resources

o Awarding body assessment plans (X200’s) o Awarding body exam & invigilation paperwork o Standard learner portfolios, (hard copy and electronic versions) o Assessment materials

• Use the approved learner tracking systems for monitoring progress. This will be specified for each cohort by your Line Manager

• Use E-Portfolios as part of your daily work. These duties are specified as follows,

o Plan and book sessions with learners before they take place

o Log attendance and the status for each session at the start of each session

o Record session planning notes and feedback

o Complete skills scans (if requested by the learner)

o Upload evidence (when required)

o Assess and feedback on the evidence

o Request electronic signatures, (when applicable)

o Set learner actions

o Attach assignments to planned sessions

o Complete the approved electronic forms

o Email the learner, (if required for contact)

o View and action IQA reports

o Update your own CPD log

• Work in conjunction with the Quality & Compliance team to help prepare for Teaching

Observations, OFSTED visits and audits, (such as funding provider audits, Matrix audits etc.)

• Work in conjunction with your Line Manager and the Quality & Compliance team to ensure

that portfolios are made available for audit in a timely manner

• Ensure that corrective actions identified from your portfolio audits are completed in a timely manner

• Co-ordinate with your Line Manager to make yourself available for standardisation events,

continuous improvement activities or team meetings when required

• Ensure you report learner appeals and customer complaints to the correct person in a timely manner

o Learner appeals go to your IV

o Customer complaints go to your Line Manager


Delivery of Training, Coaching & Assessment

• Make yourself available for team meetings and complete and agreed actions in a timely

manner

• Co-operate with your Line Manager to plan your caseloads to ensure that sign ups, teaching,

coaching and assessment activities are carried out in a cost-effective manner and in

accordance with quality & compliance requirements

• Deliver teaching sessions using the approved resources

• Deliver assessment activities using the approved resources

• Provide individualised feedback to your learners in a timely manner

• Provide feedback to the learner’s line manager in a timely manner, ensuring that any issues which effect the learner’s development and timely completion are clearly communicated

• Communicate any changes to training or assessment plans to the following people in a

timely manner

o The learner

o The learner’s Line Manager

o Your Line Manager

• Submit all funding provider and qualification documentation in a timely manner, which

includes the following:

o Sign up forms

o Initial Assessments in English, Maths and ICT (if required)

o Health & Safety Vetting form

o Attendance registers

o Individual Learning Plans

o Progress reviews

o Break in learning form, (if required)

o Exit reviews and feedback forms, (learner and employer)

o Learning milestone plan

o Syllabus

o Lesson plans

o Teaching resources

o Awarding body assessment plans (X200’s)

o Awarding body exam & invigilation paperwork

o Standard learner portfolios, (hard copy and electronic versions)

o Assessment materials

• Communicate learner withdrawals to your Line Manager and the administration team in a

timely manner, submitting the following funding provider documentation:

o Funding Provider Contact/OTJ Sheet

o Funding Provider Individual Learning Plan

o Funding Provider Progress reviews

o Funding Provider learner withdrawal sheet (Coach section only)

• Manage any problems or issues that may impact on timely completion by working closely

with employers to resolve any issues which will prevent candidates from completing in a

timely manner. Escalate any problems or issues that you cannot resolve to your Line

Manager in a timely manner

• Use the resources provided by the company in accordance with company guidelines,

bringing any issues to the attention of your Line Manager so they can be addressed in a

timely manner

• To work in accordance with Qualitrain processes and procedures

• To carry out any reasonable request made by your Line Manager


Self Development

• Identify personal development opportunities and communicate them to your Line Manager

so that the necessary training and qualifications can be evaluated

• Take every sensible opportunity to learn new skills and share best practice with colleagues.

• Make yourself available to receive training on new business systems, policies or procedures

• Identify process improvement opportunities using accepted methods and communicate your proposals to your Line Manager so they can be evaluated

• When required contribute to improvement projects / activities, adopting the new working

methods once they are introduced and standardised

• Address instances of poor performance by initially co-operating and working with your Line

Manager to find the root cause of any issues and agreeing an action plan to resolve the

situation. Implement any agreed actions in the timescales specified

• Ensure you keep your CPD up to date using the standard documentation


Personal Requirements of a Trainer

The Engineering Trainer role within Qualitrain is a fundamental one, which is key to the long-term success of the company. Below is a list of personal requirements which are intended to be a guideline. It is strongly advised that you work to develop these areas and bring any shortfalls to the attention of your Line Manager so the relevant support can be organised.

  • The Willingness to Teach & Develop People
  • Job Knowledge
  • Job Responsibilities
  • Continuous Improvement Ability
  • Teaching Ability
  • Good Business Sense; Focussing on Adding Value
  • Relationship Building


Qualifications

To meet the requirements of the company and its stakeholders the following qualifications are required as a minimum:

• A vocational qualification at the level you are teaching and assessing

• An assessor qualification (D32 / 33, A1, TAQA) desirable, but essential if will deliver

internally assessed awarding body qualifications

• A Level 3 teaching qualification (or prepared to work towards). In the event of a Trainer not

having a teaching qualification, the company could accept documentation that clearly

demonstrates the Trainer is teaching or can teach at, or above the level of the programme

they are delivering

• Level 2 qualifications in English, Maths and ICT, (Desirable)

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