National Occupational Standards

Process Engineering Maintenance (Electrical) Level 2

Revision: May 2010

Aim and objectives:

The Process Engineering Maintenance (Electrical) Level 2 National Occupational Standards (NOS) define the expected level of performance, knowledge, understanding and behaviour an individual must achieve when carrying routine electrical process engineering maintenance in the workplace. The standards will act as benchmarks for assessing and monitoring on the job competence.

Target audience:

The standards have been designed for individuals who currently work within a process engineering environment as an electrical craftsperson and/or for individuals who are participating in a development programme which would ultimately lead to the individual becoming an electrical maintenance technician.

Qualifications:

The standards form part of Level 2 SVQ/NVQ Process Engineering Maintenance (Electrical).

Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) provide recognition of an individual’s ability to work in real work conditions. Quality assured certificates of competence for SVQs/NVQs are issued by Awarding Bodies / Organisations.

The SVQ Process Engineering Maintenance (Electrical) Level 2 is jointly awarded by SQA and OPITO. The Process Engineering Maintenance L2 NVQ Certificate (QCF) is awarded by PAA\VQ-SET.

Assessment:

Organisations implementing SVQs/NVQs should refer to the Oil and Gas Industry Competence Assessment and Verification Guidelines. Organisations implementing the SVQ must comply with the OPITO Assessment and Verification Strategy for Upstream Oil and Gas SVQs. Organisations should also refer to the relevant Awarding Body / Organisation guides.

The full standard and mandatory standards/units to be completed are available to view and download:

  • PEM NOS 1 Reinstate the work area after completing the maintenance of process plant and equipment
  • PEM NOS 2 Hand over process plant and equipment
  • PEM NOS 3 Deal with hazards in process engineering maintenance
  • PEM NOS 4 Contribute to effective working relationships in process engineering maintenance
  • PEM NOS 14 Carry out planned maintenance procedures on electrical process plant and equipment

Optional A units – one unit to be completed:

  • PEM NOS 5 Prepare work areas for the maintenance of process plant and equipment
  • PEM NOS 6 Prepare loads for moving during process engineering maintenance
  • PEM NOS 7 Move loads during process engineering maintenance
  • PEM NOS 15 Prepare materials for the maintenance of electrical process plant and equipment
  • PEM NOS 16 Prepare process plant and equipment in support of electrical engineering activities

Optional B units – two units to be completed:

  • PEM NOS 17 Assemble components of electrical process plant and equipment
  • PEM NOS 18 Remove components from electrical process plant and equipment
  • PEM NOS 19 Replace components from electrical process plant and equipment

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