Fabrication and Welding Apprentice Scarab Sweeper Ltd

A road sweeper manufacturing company based in Marden are looking for a Fabrication and Welding Apprentice to join their team.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £207.20

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    02 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001316053

  • Positions

    1 available

Your main duties will be:

  • To learn how to perform routing maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is required
  • To learn how to read engineering drawings and specifications and to plan layout, assembly and welding operations
  • To learn how to determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do the job
  • To learn how to lie out, position and secure parts and assemblies according to specifications
  • To learn how to pre-heat and clean metals, lie out, cut and fit materials for welding
  • To learn how to select proper welding heat and proper type and size of electrodes for correct penetration and strength of welded metals
  • To learn how to carry out flat, vertical and horizontal welding, coat non ferrous metals, inspect, brush and grind welds
  • To learn how to develop templates and other work aids to hold and align parts
  • To learn how to inspect equipment, structures and materials to identify the cause of any errors or other problems or defects
  • Performs physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and mobile whole body such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping and handling of materials

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Has an awareness of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to organise work and prioritise

Personal qualities

  • ​​​​Is willing to develop there knowledge and learn the standard practices, methods, tools and materials of the welder’s trade
  • Hardworking
  • Committed to the apprenticeship

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Maths and English C grades or equivalent

Future prospects

Possible permanent position

Things to consider

​​​​Physical requirements: Stand for long periods of time. To make fast, simple, repeated movements of the finders, hands and wrists. To keep hand and arm steady while moving arm or while holding arm and hand in one position. To quickly move hand, hand together with arm, or two hands to grasp, manipulate or assemble objects. To see details at close range. To quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine to exact positions. To bend, stretch, twist or reach with the body, arms and/legs.

About the employer

Scarab Sweepers is a global frontrunner in the design, manufacture and supply of road sweepers, our range of single engine, twin engine and CNG powered truck mount and compact sweepers are designed to cover all aspects of municipal, urban or heavy duty contracting work and are built to a high standard at our manufacturing headquarters in Marden, Kent, England.

Employer

Scarab Sweeper Ltd

Address

Pattenden Lane

Tonbridge

TN12 9QD

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Training provider

Fabrication and Welding Level 2. 

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider

CANTERBURY COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Canterbury College


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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017