Machine shop Apprentice I Knibb & Son

The successful candidate would be working alongside well established industry specialist to learn and develop skills in multiple types of heavy machinery working a 4 day week Monday to Thursday.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £195.00

  • Working week

    39.00 hours per week including college. Shifts to be arranged.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    06 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC091059507

  • Positions

    1 available

The successful candidate would be working to become a specialist on a whole range of machinery including: manual and automatic lathes, radial drills, milling machines, and other bespoke production equipment.

Once proficient with these industrial tools successful candidate would work with CNC machinery for larger scale projects.

I Knibb works alongside Falmouth Marine Network dealing mainly with Fluid pumps systems and bespoke product designs. The candidate will also work alongside the employer to see products from conception to a finished product.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Basic understanding of Health and safety in the workplace
  • Clear ability to see tasks completed to a high standard and accuracy

Personal qualities

  • Keen
  • Motivated
  • Passionate

Qualifications required

GSCE Grade C (Grade 4) or above in Maths and English - Desirable

Full UK Driving Licence - Desirable.

Future prospects

I Knibb are looking to hire a prospective apprentice after completion to help expand and develop the growing demand in the industry.

About the employer

I Knibb is a family owned and run sub contract engineering business near Falmouth established in 1934. We have a loyal, dedicated and skilled workforce, we are ISO 9001 registered and our welders are coded. We have a machine shop and fabrication shop with over 10,000 sq ft. Most of our customers are pump industry and Valve Actuators

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Training provider

  • Using mathematical techniques, algebraic expressions, formulae and calculation to understand the machining and manufacturing processes such as speeds and feeds, calculating angles/tapers, material removal
  • Understanding the structure, properties and characteristics of common materials used in the manufacture of machined components
  • Understanding the practical and theoretical uses of the machines used, and their applications.
  • Understanding the workholding devices, cutting tools, and setting up procedures, in adequate depth to provide a sound basis for carrying out the activities, correcting faults and ensuring the work output is to the required specification
  • Understanding the typical problems that can occur during the machining process and how they can be resolved
  • Determine the most efficient and effective approach to machine the component using a range of tools, machining process and techniques.
  • Complying with statutory, quality, organisational and health and safety regulations while carrying out manufacturing techniques
  • Reading and interpreting engineering data: reading and interpreting engineering drawings, specifications and computer generated information in order to determine what has to be produced and to what specification.
  • Obtaining, checking and using the appropriate documentation (such as job instructions, drawings, quality control documentation)
  • Obtaining, checking and using the appropriate materials, tools, equipment and consumables required
  • Selecting and setting up the correct tooling and work holding devices
  • Setting and adjusting the machine operating parameters to produce the work pieces to the required specification. This will involve setting feeds and speeds for roughing and finishing operations
  • Selecting and using a range of measuring and testing equipment to check components are to the required quality and accuracy.
  • Business improvement techniques: recommending and contributing to the designing and implementation of new or revised manufacturing processes, procedures or ways of working in order to be more efficient and cost effective. 
  • Producing complex and specialist components as a one off test and trial work piece and/or producing components in small or large batches.
  • Employer tailored skills as required such as undertaking equipment/asset care and/or Preventative Planned Maintenance processes and procedures
  • On successful completion of the apprenticeship the candidate will receive their Level 3 Advanced Engineering.

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider

TRURO AND PENWITH COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Truro College

Contact

Tom Moran


Employer's Application Instructions

Apply via GetMyFirstJob - applications come through to the provider, are prescreened by a telephone interview.


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017