An excellent opportunity for a technically minded individual, who has aspirations towards significant future personal development. You will be joining a well-established 80 year old family owned manufacturing business which has been providing manufacturing precision engineered parts to customers within the aerospace and power generation industries
You will undertake an advanced apprenticeship as a junior engineer or CNC machining technician leading to a nationally recognised qualification and accreditation.
- To complete a programme of training to be conducted within the Company’s Machining and Engineering departments.
- To actively participate in their own development plan, this will be agreed with the line manager and the assessor from the training provider.
- To become proficient in the application and use of a wide range of machine tools including, but not restricted to, conventional and CNC turning, milling and grinding.
- Fitting and assembly skills including the use of hand tools and marking out.
- Measurement and inspection techniques using a variety of metrology equipment.
- Training in the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) using proprietary software packages
- Attendance at college on a full time followed by day release and evening class basis leading to recognised NVQ qualifications over a three year period.
- Carrying out such tasks and duties as directed by the Departmental Technical Manager / Supervisor that are calculated to contribute to the requisite levels of performance and competence.
- To provide instruction and advice within the Department commensurate with training completed.
- Produces machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine; maintaining quality and safety standards; keeping records; maintaining equipment and supplies.
- Loads feed mechanism by lifting stock into position.
- Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample workpieces, adhering to international standards.
- Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
- Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.
- Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
- Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
- Documents actions by completing production and quality logs.
- Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.
- Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
- To assist with other duties in other Departments, if requested by the Manufacturing Manager, due to variations in workload, staff shortages or re-organisation.
- Demonstrable interest in an engineering discipline.
- Ability to work efficiently and accurately
- Highly motivated
- Aptitude for engineering skills
- The ability to work as a team member and possess good interpersonal, communication and literacy skills.
- To work with efficiency, accuracy and to be able to meet deadlines.
- To be able to prioritise workload and work under own initiative.
- High level of flexibility and dependability.
- Proactive and participative team member
Qualifications & Entry Criteria
A minimum of 4 GCSE’s, or equivalent, at Grade A* to C including English, Maths and a science related subject
A minimum of 2 “A” levels, or equivalent, in an engineering or science related subject.