National Occupational Standards

Process Engineering Maintenance (Mechanical) Level 2

Revision: May 2010

Aim and objectives:

The Process Engineering Maintenance (Mechanical) Level 2 National Occupational Standards (NOS) define the expected level of performance, knowledge, understanding and behaviour an individual must achieve when carrying routine mechanical 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 a mechanical craftsperson and/or for individuals who are participating in a development programme which would ultimately lead to the individual becoming a mechanical maintenance technician.

Qualifications:

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

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 (Mechanical) 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 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 60 Carry out planned maintenance procedures on mechanical 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 61 Prepare materials for the maintenance of mechanical process plant and equipment
  • PEM NOS 62 Prepare process plant and equipment in support of mechanical engineering activities

Optional B units – two units to be completed:

  • PEM NOS 63 Assemble components of mechanical process plant and equipment
  • PEM NOS 64 Remove components from mechanical process plant and equipment
  • PEM NOS 65 Replace components from mechanical process plant and equipment.

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