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Apprentice Workshop Technician AJM HEALTHCARE LIMITED

We have a great opportunity for an apprentice to join our Plymouth logistics team to carry out the decontamination and completion of minor repairs of wheelchairs back to the required standard whilst supporting the Stores to allocate stock for the relevant jobs. You will work towards a Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative apprenticeship standard.

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £184.80 to £356.40

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17:00, with a 30-minute lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    20 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001755214

  • Positions

    1 available

Your day-to-day roles will include:

Stock Control:

  • To ensure new and existing stock for use on refurb/rsp equipment is correctly booked out
  • To ensure that all product is promptly logged within the Stores with relevant descriptions, serial numbers etc.
  • To continuously monitor the stock levels making sure new stock gets ordered by the Purchasing Department at the correct time to prevent delays
  • To ensure that special orders are logged appropriately, and confirmation is provided to Customer Services
  • To accurately pick stock for all orders/drivers runs and to be responsible for labelling stock with relevant order numbers
  • To ensure all paperwork is accurately maintained in line with Company procedures and guidelines
  • To ensure good housekeeping at all times
  • To assist with stock takes when requested by the Supply Chain Manager or your line manager
  • To observe the Company’s Quality Control standards on received goods, accessories, and parts
  • To comply with instructions on job sheets
  • To comply with company and ISO9001:2015 processes and procedures

Workshop:

  • To ensure collected equipment is decontaminated on arrival to service centre as per company procedure
  • To ensure that all product is promptly asset tagged within the warehouse with relevant descriptions and serial numbers on the p/work
  • To ensure all parts and information for refurbishing are correctly requested from stores
  • To ensure relevant supplier serial numbers and barcode information is recorded
  • To ensure all workshop repairs are carried out efficiently for turnaround in line with targets
  • To ensure that all repairs are logged appropriately, and confirmation is provided to the Team Leader when complete
  • To ensure that all reconditioning standards are met consistently
  • To ensure that batteries are tested regularly
  • To ensure all paperwork is accurately maintained in line with Company procedures and guidelines
  • To be responsible for the day to day maintenance of the contract(s) stock and to ensure good housekeeping at all times
  • To assist with stock takes when requested by the Supply Chain Manager, Operations Director, or your line manager
  • To observe the company’s quality control standards on received goods, accessories, and parts
  • To comply with instructions on job sheets and raise any queries with management
  • To ensure that working area is kept tidy and hazard free
  • To comply with company and ISO9001:2015 processes and procedures

Decontamination:

  • To ensure all contaminated stock arriving at the depot is covered with an orange bag and segregated from clean stock
  • To ensure that care, caution, and protection from cross-infection/safety guidelines are followed when dealing with used products
  • To ensure that all used products are separated from new/issue goods, so as to negate the possibility of client cross-infection (on and off site)
  • To ensure that all goods allocated meet the appropriate cleanliness and serviceability standards
  • To ensure that goods have been checked, charged (overnight) and adjusted (as per regulation) prior to leaving the depot for that day’s activities
  • To ensure paperwork is correctly documented, logged and filed creating a clear audit trail
  • To comply with work instructions for Decontamination and the procedure QPA010
  • To ensure that the correct PPE is worn at all times during the decontamination process
  • To ensure that stock levels for chemicals and accessories are maintained
  • To ensure that the jet wash has been PAT tested and is in date
  • To wash contaminated product according to work instructions
  • To dry product after washing and segregate form decontamination area
  • When dry cover product with blue bag ready for return to normal stock or workshop for reconditioning or repair

Successful candidates will be reliable, time conscious, efficient, and work to the highest standards under short lead times.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Attention to detail skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Knowledge of power and manual hand tools
  • Effective listening skills

Personal qualities

  • Punctuality
  • Open to learn
  • Flexibility

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English. 

However, we will consider those with lower grades if they meet the job specification and will be 100% supported to achieve Functional Skills alongside the apprenticeship.

Future prospects

To secure a permanent position within the business and to progress to become either a Workshop Technician or Stores Operative within the logistics team.

Things to consider

Following submission of your application you will be invited by Yeovil College to complete either a face to face or telephone interview with an Apprentice Recruitment Officer before your application is processed and sent to the employer.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should the right candidate be found.


About the employer

AJM Healthcare is a registered Disability Confident Employer. AJM Healthcare is an equal opportunities employer who is committed to equality in the workplace and does not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, marital status, age, physical or mental disabilities, medical condition.

AJM will generally offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer. Please note, during certain high-volume recruitment times, AJM may wish to limit the overall number of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people

Employer

AJM HEALTHCARE LIMITED

Address

1

Eagle Road

Plymouth

PL7 5JY

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Training

Training provider

YEOVIL COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Yeovil College

Contact

Richard Longden 07880480806 richard.longden@yeovil.ac.uk

Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) – a workbook for you to do to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as an employee, and your employer’s responsibilities towards you
  • Knowledge, skills, and behaviours related to Lean Manufacturing Operative
  • You will also have to achieve 20% Off the Job Training which will be supported by your Employer and Yeovil College Assessor

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


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